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Hello everyone. My name is Iza, i had my sleeve surgery done March 14,2018. Back then my weight was 166 lbs. and could never loose a few pounds without gaining a few extras every time I did diet and exercise so I decided to get surgery. At first i felt great! I was loosing pounds and when i reached 130 I loved my body. However here I am a year and 6 months after and still loosing pounds something that I don’t want anymore 😩. My skin looks dry and I’m getting way too skinny now I’m a size 2 gaining 115. How can I stop from loosing weight and actually start gaining a little. I get full really easily when I eat and I’m some occasions make me feel nauseous if I push myself into eating.

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21 minutes ago, Izab said:

Hello everyone. My name is Iza, i had my sleeve surgery done March 14,2018. Back then my weight was 166 lbs. and could never loose a few pounds without gaining a few extras every time I did diet and exercise so I decided to get surgery. At first i felt great! I was loosing pounds and when i reached 130 I loved my body. However here I am a year and 6 months after and still loosing pounds something that I don’t want anymore 😩. My skin looks dry and I’m getting way too skinny now I’m a size 2 gaining 115. How can I stop from loosing weight and actually start gaining a little. I get full really easily when I eat and I’m some occasions make me feel nauseous if I push myself into eating.

Hi :) were you 166lbs or 166kgs? You have kg in your side info but lbs in your message, I am currently on lots of meds so easily confused :D

How tall are you?

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2 hours ago, Izab said:

Hello everyone. My name is Iza, i had my sleeve surgery done March 14,2018. Back then my weight was 166 lbs. and could never loose a few pounds without gaining a few extras every time I did diet and exercise so I decided to get surgery. At first i felt great! I was loosing pounds and when i reached 130 I loved my body. However here I am a year and 6 months after and still loosing pounds something that I don’t want anymore 😩. My skin looks dry and I’m getting way too skinny now I’m a size 2 gaining 115. How can I stop from loosing weight and actually start gaining a little. I get full really easily when I eat and I’m some occasions make me feel nauseous if I push myself into eating.

Welcome to the site,

Over a year out. Could it be medical reasons or is it that you eat in a calorie deficit? You may want to call your surgeon about medical concerns also ask your dietitian for a new food plan to gain weight.

What are you currently eating in a day???? How many calories? Have you increased your calories, carbs and fats in maintenance phase?????

Members in the maintenance thread will share strategies on how to consume calories to gain/maintain

Here is a link to the maintenance thread.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/425802-the-maintenance-thread/

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5 hours ago, Bastian said:

Hi :) were you 166lbs or 166kgs? You have kg in your side info but lbs in your message, I am currently on lots of meds so easily confused :D

How tall are you?

I am 5’1 . I was 166 lbs. when I went into surgery. Sorry I just noticed I put kilos I tried to change it to lbs. but I couldn’t make changes.

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5 hours ago, Healthy_life2 said:

Welcome to the site,

Over a year out. Could it be medical reasons or is it that you eat in a calorie deficit? You may want to call your surgeon about medical concerns also ask your dietitian for a new food plan to gain weight.

What are you currently eating in a day???? How many calories? Have you increased your calories, carbs and fats in maintenance phase?????

Members in the maintenance thread will share strategies on how to consume calories to gain/maintain

Here is a link to the maintenance thread.

https://www.bariatricpal.com/topic/425802-the-maintenance-thread/

Honestly I stoped taking the Multivitamins for for 6 months. Just statutes again 4 days ago. I can’t take in too much food because only the smell makes me sick. I was probably at 1000 calories a day. These last 4 days I’m trying to eat at least 2000 calories but it’s hard. I’m drinking 2- 11oz. premium shakes that Protein not sure if this will help with gaining weight.

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according to the BMI chart, the normal range for someone 5'1 is 100-130 lbs, so you're not underweight, at least according to the chart.

Don't forget that many of us have a 10-20 lb rebound after hitting our lowest weight, so you may very well end up at 130, without even trying.

to gain, though, you just have to increase your calories. But your body may just naturally bounce back. I at one time got into the 130s and felt too thin (I'm 5'6"), but I started regaining (without trying) in year 3 and ended up at 150, which is probably a better weight for me (and easier to maintain!)

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I’m honestly way too thin. Are shakes okay if I can’t take too much food ?

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1 hour ago, Izab said:

I’m honestly way too thin. Are shakes okay if I can’t take too much food ?

I would go to a shake like ensure that has more carbs. Protein Shakes are much lighter on cards so you will lose weight if you can’t get enough other food in the day. Ensure is better for maintenance and gaining.

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10 hours ago, Izab said:

Honestly I stoped taking the Multivitamins for for 6 months. Just statutes again 4 days ago. I can’t take in too much food because only the smell makes me sick. I was probably at 1000 calories a day. These last 4 days I’m trying to eat at least 2000 calories but it’s hard. I’m drinking 2- 11oz. premium shakes that Protein not sure if this will help with gaining weight.

Are you eating your maintenance phase food instructions to slow/stop weight loss?

1000 calories will keep you in weight loss mode. Glad you are slowly increasing them. I understand that you are sick of shakes. If you choose to get calories in with shakes, Read food facts on the back.

Weight loss shakes - Premier Protein shake 160 calories – 30 grams Protein, 5 grams carb, 1-gram fat. It won’t help you gain

An option is a weight gaining shake: you decide how many scoops to add. 3 scoops = 1360 calories 198 carbs – 10 grams fat– 40grams protein.

Choose a weight you feel healthy at. I’m sorry you feel too thin at 130lbs BMI of 24 = Goal weight is personal choice - 133lbs BMI 25 over weight zone for your height.

BMI calculator link below:

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

SIDE NOTE: I’m five years out – My BMI fluctuates from 21 to 23 It’s a healthy BMI zone. it's what works for me.

I hope you find what works for you.

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sorry repeat post edit

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To maintain I started eating a small amount of nuts, Peanut Butter, cooked an egg with a teaspoon of olive oil. I also switched from low fat to 2-4% yogurt, and changed from skim to 2% milk to get some more calories for the same amount of food.

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17 minutes ago, 2Bsmaller18 said:

To maintain I started eating a small amount of nuts, Peanut Butter, cooked an egg with a teaspoon of olive oil. I also switched from low fat to 2-4% yogurt, and changed from skim to 2% milk to get some more calories for the same amount of food.

Great advice, real food is a better option than shakes.

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