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2 hours ago, wjgo said:

It's not impossible! I did it. Training can be whatever you you want. One does not have to be hurling heavy weights. High rep low weights would be great to maintain muscle tone. You still need a recovery time though. I would not waste the surgery's fastest period of weight loss until hunger returns... It might not return for a year or more....One can make up Protein easily by adding Protein Powder to meals. Carbs are more difficult Will need to squeeze in an extra meal. Or do a ketogenic diet. Eating lean Protein meats and cheese is generally low carb and sets one up for a ketogenic diet. I put myself on a ketogenic diet without even trying. Lean meats and cheese for Snacks. When I wanted vegetables, it was sweet peas because good Fiber, carbs and Protein. My Protein bars I would eat would have a good carb content, low sugar and low fat. Be creative.To be clear, I am saying going to the gym even every day, is ok. And by that, I mean once a day, and giving entire muscle groups enough rest days between training. If she is going 2-3 times a day, I don't know what to say, may it's cardio, maybe it's treadmilling, one can do brisk walks more than once and and everyday. She really did not elaborate. I know I can go to the gym, do my "leg day" and later on run a 5 or 10 k, because I am not running hard, just jogging along. Running is something that can be done almost everyday, if one spreads out at least one rest day in the week.

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Except here's the thing. You had sleeve. We had gastric bypass. We can't add in those carbs needed for stuff like HIIT without getting dumping. My friend who had the sleeve can eat cake and feel fine. I would be dead on my butt for four hours sweating and puking. I can't even tolerate one bite of wheat bread. Bypass patients are forcibly on a ketogenic diet since we can't have carbs or fat. My ketone levels are through the roof simply because I can only eat keto-friendly things. I am almost 8 months out and still not supposed to really have peas and that sort of thing because of the starch. We're supposed to add in those things veryyyy slowly. My trainer wants me at 100g of Protein a day and 100g of carbs. My dietitian says I shouldn't be anywhere near 100g of carbs yet - that's usually between 12-18 months. She agrees with the protein, but acknowledges it will be difficult. We agreed on 90g of protein a day. I still can't physically get in more than 50g of carbs a day without being full and/or sick. So, doing weights and squats and everything OP is talking about - she isn't nutritionally ready for. It is essentially just eating the muscle you are trying to gain because of such a severe deficit. There's nothing wrong with being safe and waiting a few more months to incorporate the gym into the routine.

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24 minutes ago, mousecat88 said:

We had gastric bypass. We can't add in those carbs needed for stuff like HIIT without getting dumping.

Speak for yourself only, please. I had bypass as well and I'm fine eating carbohydrates and so are many other bypass patients.

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On 6/14/2019 at 4:13 PM, summerset said:

Speak for yourself only, please. I had bypass as well and I'm fine eating carbohydrates and so are many other bypass patients.

I am referring to eating 100 GRAMS of carbs 2 months post-op - and the risk of dumping if you do so. Which I sincerely hope you weren't instructed to do.

And why would you want to take that risk? That is stupid. Of course we can eat complex carbs eventually. But I've never heard of any diet plan allowing someone to eat that many carbs to do what this girl is doing so soon post-op.

Since it obviously upset you, I will clarify that I my PERSONAL diet plan doesn't have me at 100g of carbs until 12-18 months... which I *believe* I mentioned in one of my comments, but don't feel like going through and looking, tbh.

Edit: Oh wait, I literally did mention that I was referencing my plan in my last comment.

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Sorry, I'm really sick today and didn't mean to come off as bitchy as that sounded. lol.

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