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On 4/23/2019 at 5:35 AM, ausmith said:

After 5 1/2 years I love being at goal

That's a good track record. I'm sure that your determination and past success will get you back to where you want to be. Good luck

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Will you update? Hoping your good

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Hi plenty of ups and downs down 4.5lb so not the result I was hoping for. Back on normal food but trying to stick to about 1000 cal high Protein low carb. Pretty much in a stall but I’ll keep at it because there is no other option

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Thanks your right I just have to keep at it

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I know lots and lots of people and their doctors have extremely varying opinions on all food issues, but my surgeon totally believes in drinking the Protein Shakes. Even forever. He feels that many people can stay at goal better by never trying to think they need to eat “normally”. It’s the mind thing. Keep your Protein intake up with a shake or protein Water, and eat the rest of your meals right and measured for the rest of your life.

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Good job. I might add one other idea. Basically, insulin surges are what make our calories go into fat storage, That's what insulin does - drives the calories into storage (fat). When insulin gets real low, guess what? The liver tosses out glycogen for energy and after the glycogen is gone, the fat stores start being utilized. The key is to keep insulin levels low throughout the day. Every time you eat, there is going to be an insulin surge. Now Protein will raise it a lot less than sugar or simple carbs. This is why fruit should be eaten AFTER the meal when protein is on board, And eating less frequently during the day results in less insulin surges, The worst thing you can do is snack throughout the day or follow the silly strategy of 6-10 small meals a day. All that does is keep your insulin up all day long.

***It's not really how much you eat, but WHAT you eat and WHEN you eat it.****

Eat healthy Proteins and meals ONLY 3 times a day with NO snacking. This is the bare minimum. The next incredibly powerful strategy is eating those 3 meals all within a restricted time period which can be 12, 10, 8, or even 6 hours. This is called intermittant fasting and gives long periods of low insulin levels, resulting in fat breakdown and killing off the "zombie" cells which contribute to aging, fraily, and mental decline. It is quite amazing how eating the same food, but in restricted time, can melt off the last pounds. Several of my relatives have experienced this, and there is a ton of literature to back it up. IF is not something a lot of WLS patients can do right away because we are just trying to get in the bare requirements for the first several months, but it is a goal to shoot for down the road. I was doing 18/6 (18 hours fasting, 6 hours food) before surgery and it helped me a lot, but am back to 12/12 right now until I can eat a bit more with each meal.

This is basic physiology of how our bodies work. A calorie is not a calorie. Our bodies do not respond to the same calories of olive oil as they do to sugar. It's all about insulin.

Best of luck to you. Keep up the great exercise! Give IF a try and you might find it does the final trick for you.

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Thanks

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ausmith, how are you doing???????

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Yes give us an update how are things going

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Ive had a few slides in the wrong direction because of stress but back in the game this week. Ill let you know how I’m going in a week

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