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Hi guys.

Tomorrow will be three weeks post op and I’m sad to say, I’ve only lost 10 lbs.

I don’t understand it. I hardly eat anything. I’m averaging 500-600 calories a day and getting all of my Protein in. What am I doing wrong? I feel I should be loosing more.

Ive been stuck at 220 for almost a week and I’m at my wits end. I’m not even eating solid foods. I’m worried that I won’t get to my goal weight by the time my stomach starts to stretch out.

Any advice?

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1 hour ago, Dee2938 said:

Hi guys.

Tomorrow will be three weeks post op and I’m sad to say, I’ve only lost 10 lbs.

I don’t understand it. I hardly eat anything. I’m averaging 500-600 calories a day and getting all of my Protein in. What am I doing wrong? I feel I should be loosing more.

Ive been stuck at 220 for almost a week and I’m at my wits end. I’m not even eating solid foods. I’m worried that I won’t get to my goal weight by the time my stomach starts to stretch out.

Any advice?

Hi @Dee2938 I know that's frustrating, especially because folks here seem to lose 10 lbs a week.... I would say you may be eating too many calories or perhaps carbs. i have always been calorie sensitive. Even at 300 plus pounds I ate 800 calories and less than 20 carbs to maintain that weight. I'm a week post op now but I typically don't go over 350 calories a day and stay under 20 carbs. Maybe try that and see if it works for you? Even with that diet I've only lost 6 lbs....

October 1 I weighed 284, October 9 I weigh 278. Not a big loss..... I'm a slow loser too......

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4 hours ago, Dee2938 said:

Hi guys.

Tomorrow will be three weeks post op and I’m sad to say, I’ve only lost 10 lbs.

I don’t understand it. I hardly eat anything. I’m averaging 500-600 calories a day and getting all of my Protein in. What am I doing wrong? I feel I should be loosing more.

Ive been stuck at 220 for almost a week and I’m at my wits end. I’m not even eating solid foods. I’m worried that I won’t get to my goal weight by the time my stomach starts to stretch out.

Any advice?

keep doing what you are doing follow the program and it will continue you will have stalls along the way stick to exercise and food intake

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it's a stall. Your 500-600 calories a day is fine - and do NOT worry about calories at this point. Only focus on Protein and Fluid intake.

you are what we call a "lightweight" and you're not going to lose nearly as fast as someone who starts at over 300 lbs. Combine that with the stall and....you're probably right where you need to be. Just stick to your plan. The weight will start to drop again once the stall breaks, and you WILL lose your excess weight as long as you stick to your surgeon's plan.

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P.S. just wanted to add that I lost 16 lbs the first month, and I started off at way over 300 lbs. People lose at all different rates depending on a bunch of different factors. Your relatively low BMI (low compared to most bariatric patients) is one of those factors.

and I stalled weeks 2 &3 - no loss at all. It was just the infamous "three-week stall". My weight loss started up again during week 4.

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Thanks everyone for your support. I’m continuing my plan and will try to be patient as the stall passes.

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I am also an extremely slow loser. I noticed that our starting weights are also very similar, slow it's probably because we had a lower starting weight. But look at this way, how often have you been able to drop 10 pounds in a month? Keep working and the weight will come off at its own pace.

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Don’t worry, it will come off. I haven’t lost 10 lbs a week. Everyone is different but because we aren’t eating what we did for years before the surgery, it has to come off. Go back and look at pictures in the past. Now, you are healthier and getting stronger every day. It will be alright.

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Yes everyone is different some ppl need to add calories to lose weight because some ppl burn faster

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