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Hey guys!

Ive had great success from the my surgery last April. Ive lost 130 pounds and about 40 pounds away from goal weight. However, the past several weeks (maybe 3 months) I have gained weight and I can feel myself wanting to eat more and more throughout the day. After I eat I still feel like eating another meal or snacking shortly after. Is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!! :)


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Return to the beginning and eat Protein first 70 g. then veggies. This is not a fix unless you work the program. I don't remember snacking being on it at all. Get a Protein Drink instead. You must be strong and you need to want your healthy body back. food is not your friend it will make you sick and die.

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ryguy - are you tracking your food? You cant fix anything you dont measure. track every bit of food for 7 days and then look at those macros.

will you see carbs leading the way. The desire to eat after eating is driven by your insulin rising quickly after carbs and sugar and when it drops 2-3 hours later you will feel hunger again.

this up down cycle of your insulin is the driver of the weight gain train.

after you track your food for a week try this-

Zero sugar for 1 week - none of the fake sugars this week

no bread no flour for this whole week

no starches this week

no fruit this week

get your carbs from veggies

No snacking - eat 3 meals and take at least 20 minutes to eat your meal - if you eat to fast then try eating 1/2 the plate of food then stepping away for 15 minutes then return and eat the other half

good luck and dont give up

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@Ryguy507 I also had surgery in April 2018. My weight loss has stalled now for the past 3 months with minor fluctuations up and down. I was getting very disappointed in myself and trying to assess what I could do to start losing and move towards my goal.

I second what allwet advised above and stress that you need to log your food. I had gotten lazy about it and started logging again last week. The first couple of days, I realized I was eating entirely too many calories and carbs. No wonder I'd been struggling!

Good luck!🍀

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