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Screwballiski I think u have it down. It’s constant diligence and give a little, get a little . I want to lose my last 10 and I am going to have to tighten things up and review every morsel that goes in my mouth ! Not fun but necessary !

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On 2/3/2019 at 5:18 PM, Screwballski said:

I can only share my experience. This is what works for me.

I am just over 8 months out. I CANNOT EAT OVER 1000 calories on the reg and lose weight. I can maintain at 1050-1100. Anything more and I gain. I'm at 126 lbs. My original goal was 150. Crushed it. My surgeon said I was perfect at 135lbs. Good for him. I WANT to continue to weigh 125-127lbs.

But, to maintain this weight, it takes constant vigilance and work. It's a drag sometimes. Isn't everything?!

For me that means I have to eat high Protein and super low carb. I have to be very strict almost all the darn time. Like, under 55 carbs a day. And, those carbs have to come from good foods. I enjoy Friday Funday every week with my husband now that I'm at my happy spot. Here's what that looks like; the toppings from two small slices of supreme pizza. One small bite of thick crust, (my only bread, ever), a 2oz cup of trail mix (the kind with dried fruit AND M&M's) and 1 tiny handful of popcorn. This is over 2-3 hours. I also have a double Tito's screwdriver--light on the OJ/heavy on the ice--long before I eat anything. Add to this a Protein Shake and a Keto coffee with chocolate Greens throughout the rest of the day and you have summed up my wild and crazy eating adventure day! I usually gain 1/2-1 full pound. Then I have to lose it!

You can imagine the rest of the week.

That's how I maintain my ideal weight. If I feel like losing a pound, I cut a few carbs. If I feel too slim, I add some.

I never worry about fat...never buy/eat low fat products because they have added sodium and sugar. Good fats are good fats. I don't cook with salt, eat fast food (except a few bites of Wendy's chili every now and then). I keep my bag primed with Protein Bars. And I don't put junk in me because I didn't come this far to fail my body after the amazing response it's given me with this fab tool.

But, it's not for everyone. I have a butt ton of support from my husband. I am retired and control my environment. I have a "piss off you psychos" attitude that makes me hard to corrupt when I'm out with girlfriends who are trying to get me to drink or eat crap.

To most people it sounds like my food situation sucks. To me, I finally feel like food isn't controlling my life. I don't live for it anymore. It's just a survival mechanism. It's not a pleasure or a comfort. It just keeps me alive and healthy. Then on Fridays? I add a little sparkle! (It's always enough.). :) :) :)

Amen!

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On 2/2/2019 at 9:15 AM, fightinengineer said:

I lost 40# before and 40# which is all great but I’d really like to lose 30-40 more. I have no problem going slow but I’ve been plateaued since 6 months post-surgery.

I’ve tried everything I can think of
eating more (NUT recommended 1200-1300 cal)
eating less (900-1000 cal)
focusing on Protein (60-100g)
eating more balanced (33% - 33% - 33%)

Nothing has worked! I’m just stuck gaining and losing the same 4lbs since end of August.

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Hope things are going well. Any updates?

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I agree with the shake things up. I eat very low carb, under 20g max. I get your frustration. I have realized I have a very low heart rate, low BP and low body temp. I just don't need as many calories as others. As strange as it sounds sometimes taking a few days off of my strict calorie counts and workouts seems to help if I get right back to my program. If I'm really stuck I mix up my exercise routine and that jump starts my loss. I get being frustrated at six months or and you do need to figure out why you are not losing. I wish you luck and post when you figure it out you're not alone.

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Honestly? I think you are eating too many calories and carbs. Fat is fine. Protein is high unless you are a dude and super athlete. But 5'4" even as a male, 90+ grams protein seems high.

Yep another one here who has to keep an eye peeled to eat to my cals/macros. I personally lose best in the sweet spot between 600-850ish. At 1000cals I'm in maintenance or else losing so slow that I lose momentum and focus and get frustrated. (I'm a 5'4" woman, 56 years old with a tanked metabolism). I also walk about an hour per day.

I try to keep the following:

protein 60-75g

net carbs to <20-30g roughly

healthy fats to make up the balance of calories up to 600-850

I also IF and weigh, measure, plan and log everything and continually mix things up. The last 20lbs has been even more challenging than the entire weight loss combined. I'm determined to hit between 123-125lbs (my top secret Barbie Dreamgirl weight).

Here's my TDEE from KetoGains and if I want to do a 500cal/day deficit, I have to really max nutrition. This is pretty close to get me to the ballpark but still too high on protein for me.

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I went through this same thing. I did everything I could do food wise, I was told to try swimming. The change in activity to swimming was a whole body workout and this got my metabolism moving again. Good luck to you.

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600-900 seems rather low but I guess I could try that next. I’ve managed to lose a few pounds the past month only to see it bounce back in the past two days. I’m about to start adding some biking to my daily routine and am hoping that kicks my metabolism into high gear again for a while.

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