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Hey guys. I'm a sleeve patient and I am down 100 lbs since February. Now I'm at a really bad stall and feel like I can eat so much more than I could a few months ago. Do you guys have any advice? I've been so tired and so unmotivated and I don't know what to do.

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((hugs)) You are right on time for the "Sophomore Slump". Come join us in the Sophomores thread! Honestly, it's a tough time. And your tool is maturing allowing less restriction. It's part of why it's so important not to believe the myth of restriction/malabsorption. At some point, everything in moderation will have a different meaning volumetrically and that could be enough to either derail losses entirely, cause stalls, or rebound weight gain. :(

The things that helped me:

1. Planning, weighing, measuring and logging my food daily--good and bad

2. Following my surgeon's basic guidelines for the forever-diet including the 1cup max per meal; 3 meals + 1-2 VERY small Snacks a day if necessary, Protein first then veg then fruit and a tiny bit of fat.

3. Mixing things up to make them fun again--I added IF/EF to my plan.

4. Find fun peeps to hang out with who have shared goals/paths.

Hope that helps!

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Omg, I know the feeling! I had surgery in February as well and can eat so much more. I can't overeat at one meal, but could graze. I'm on my way to my 6 month post-op in 5 minutes a d plan to be honest with my PA about the situation. I've lost 75 pounds and am so worried she might be disappointed in the loss. I will let you know. Best wishes!🥵

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I *can* eat a lot more now - but I stick to timed meals (i.e. scheduled times I will eat throughout the day) and I portion everything out that isn't already pre-portioned. I eat straight out of the measuring cup sometimes. Yes, I am occasionally still hungry between those meals, but that routine is key to my long-term success. I try to make everything I eat a high Protein item so it staves off any hunger and, again, portion it out before sitting down to eat so I don't overeat.

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5 hours ago, FluffyChix said:

((hugs)) You are right on time for the "Sophomore Slump". Come join us in the Sophomores thread! Honestly, it's a tough time. And your tool is maturing allowing less restriction. It's part of why it's so important not to believe the myth of restriction/malabsorption. At some point, everything in moderation will have a different meaning volumetrically and that could be enough to either derail losses entirely, cause stalls, or rebound weight gain. :(

The things that helped me:

1. Planning, weighing, measuring and logging my food daily--good and bad

2. Following my surgeon's basic guidelines for the forever-diet including the 1cup max per meal; 3 meals + 1-2 VERY small Snacks a day if necessary, Protein first then veg then fruit and a tiny bit of fat.

3. Mixing things up to make them fun again--I added IF/EF to my plan.

4. Find fun peeps to hang out with who have shared goals/paths.

Hope that helps!

Thank you so much for posting this forever diet. I had my one month follow up visit today and was given a similar diet. I am a measurer and needed to have an amount to help me. My more significant struggle right now is my silly allergy to exercise. I have a genuine hate/love relationship with the gym — one day at a time.

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