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I had vsg on aug 26.... at 4 weeks post op I gained 3 lbs and stalled for 7 days.....then I dropped weight daily for 4 days.....I will be entering week 7 post op on monday and the last 3 days I have gained a lb a day!!! And stuck here again. I knew there would be stalls but damn! My total loss since surgery is 27 lbs. I should be happy but I feel like it's not good enough.

My nutritionist wants me to eat 1200 calories a day...I think that's crazy... too much.... I want to lose weight [emoji26][emoji29]I hear other people saying they eat 500 calories a day.... I'm around 700 to 900.... do you think that's too high..... I feel like I'm starting to lose motivation.....

I am also hypothyroid, and wonder if this is making it harder for me to lose weight..... anyone here hypothyroid? What's your experience been like?

Anyone here around 7 weeks post op? What's your results so far, and what amount of calories to you take in daily?

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At 7 weeks I was taking in about 500 cal.day. I did not get up to 1000 until about 7 months out.

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Yeah your nutritionist may not be use to bariatric patients. You eat very low calories for months...

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I'm hypo and have now lost about 155-ish pounds in round numbers from my recent high weight. I'm also on a drug called Femara that causes you to gain weight and am very insulin resistant with PCOS.

It's tough. I had to obsessively watch what I put in my mouth, keeping things very clean, low carb and low fat. I kept my cals between 600-800 to lose (closer to the 600 end). I still have to be around 650 or so to lose. I maintain in the 900-1200 calorie range. At 7 weeks I was eating around 400-500 calories and 6 mini meals per day of less than 100cals each. Averaging 75g of Protein per day as my goal.

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Yeah your nutritionist may not be use to bariatric patients. You eat very low calories for months...

My nutritionist is part of Smart Shape weight loss centers in canada. Specifically for bariatric surgery. Vsg, mini gastric bypass, lap band, and revision surgeries. I would hope she would know.... but I am not so confident.

Everyone says follow the plan your dr has you on...... what if you dont want to? I paid almost 20 grand out of pocket to have this surgery....I dont want to fail

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Does your doctor also support having 1200 cals per day?

There are two teams of thought on this. One is to have at least 1000 per day (they claim the studies show less regain), but I dunno...the other is to go as low as humanly possible with as healthy of food as you can while meeting Protein goals and get there quickly. That's where I opted, because that group has WAYYYYY more long term seasoned vets still living at goal weight. So I took their advice while following my DOC's plan specifics. My RD wanted me to have more cals and more carbs. But supported my WOE.

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That is alot of calories especially if you have medical issues that cause weight gain and not active -

I currently am running on 400-500 calories a day and loose weight every week - STOP checking your weight every day you will drive yourself nuts. I weigh in every Sunday Morning and record - My goal is 5.5 pounds per week. I hit it every week by controlling intake and moving about

I also use a nutritionist and she has me at 450 a day - so not sure where the 1000 came from. I agree with above it is been said that the long run you should be higher - My attitude is this lets loose it all and figure that out later

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Do you think I can just not follow what she says? I can easily eat 900 to 1100 a day, but to do so I fall back into snacking and I feel like it sets me back.... and sets off cravings.... I'm comfortable at 900 a day, but feel like it should be less.... what do I do 😥

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I think you listen to your body and follow your own gut. You want to establish good healthy eating patterns - not try to force feed yourself to meet some goal that is uncomfortable for you. IMHO, I say you eat until satisfied and stop. Eat 3 meals a day with no snacking. Get in your Protein and all your fluids. As long as you have energy and feel good, why muck it up? Your volume will naturally increase with time.

Everything I have read and heard is about maximizing the first 6 months. That is where you will lose the most and after that it will start to slow down. My doc and NUT did not give me any specific caloric guidelines - just protein and Fluid requirements. And of course the timeline for food type progression. And strong encouragement to get exercising. The rest was left for me to work with - and like most, I could only take in about 500 cal/day at 7 weeks. It's all about lifestyle modification at this point.

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6 hours ago, hazel_ize said:

My nutritionist is part of Smart Shape weight loss centers in canada. Specifically for bariatric surgery. Vsg, mini gastric bypass, lap band, and revision surgeries. I would hope she would know.... but I am not so confident.

Everyone says follow the plan your dr has you on...... what if you dont want to? I paid almost 20 grand out of pocket to have this surgery....I dont want to fail

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I had my VS done in March 2019 I am 7 months out and have hypothyroid. I have lost 109 lbs and can still only eat 600 calories a day and I’m not hungry. My nutritionist does not go by calories she told me to go by Protein, Water, fat, carbs and sugar intake. I do 60/80 grams of protien, 90 oz water, 10 grams of fat, 35 grams of carbs and no more than 10 grams of sugar a day n I am doing well.

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I’m almost 6 months out and still only getting around 600 calories.

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Wow you sound like me. I too am hypothyroid and am two weeks post op and have only lost 15 lbs. I eat and drink less than 700 calories a day. My PCP just changed my thyroid meds to 1.75 mcg a day so I hope that makes a difference in my weight loss. I don't drink enough Water so that could be it too. Don't get discouraged we are already in it. The weight will come off. We have to just stay encouraged.

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On 10/12/2019 at 10:31 PM, hazel_ize said:

I had vsg on aug 26.... at 4 weeks post op I gained 3 lbs and stalled for 7 days.....then I dropped weight daily for 4 days.....I will be entering week 7 post op on monday and the last 3 days I have gained a lb a day!!! And stuck here again. I knew there would be stalls but damn! My total loss since surgery is 27 lbs. I should be happy but I feel like it's not good enough.

My nutritionist wants me to eat 1200 calories a day...I think that's crazy... too much.... I want to lose weight I hear other people saying they eat 500 calories a day.... I'm around 700 to 900.... do you think that's too high..... I feel like I'm starting to lose motivation.....

I am also hypothyroid, and wonder if this is making it harder for me to lose weight..... anyone here hypothyroid? What's your experience been like?

Anyone here around 7 weeks post op? What's your results so far, and what amount of calories to you take in daily?

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My nutritionist said the same amount (actually she said 1300!!) and then I told my DR and he said NO WAY THAT WRONG. So Id go by the Dr over ab nutritionist. He said that for the next six months should stay between 500-700 and if I find I am exercising A LOT then maybe 800-900 max so I think your calories are way too high. My surgery was 9/4 and Im at around 600 average but some days Im in the 400s others im in closer to 700 and i am working out about 4 days a week. I am hypo as well so I think we just lose slower because of that but I dont even know how i Could get in 1200 a day unless i ate all day long. My Dr said 1200/day Once i reach maintenance.

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I’m on maintenance and I eat 1200 calories a day.

That is too high imo

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:42 AM, FluffyChix said:

I'm hypo and have now lost about 155-ish pounds in round numbers from my recent high weight. I'm also on a drug called Femara that causes you to gain weight and am very insulin resistant with PCOS.

It's tough. I had to obsessively watch what I put in my mouth, keeping things very clean, low carb and low fat. I kept my cals between 600-800 to lose (closer to the 600 end). I still have to be around 650 or so to lose. I maintain in the 900-1200 calorie range. At 7 weeks I was eating around 400-500 calories and 6 mini meals per day of less than 100cals each. Averaging 75g of Protein per day as my goal.

FluffyChick what did your menu typically look like back then when you were doing 400-500 cals a day and yet getting in so much Protein. you mentioned it was your super power. I have no idea how to get in that much protein a day for so few calories without shakes. Would you mind sharing a typical menu?

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