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I am 6 weeks post op, and I am able to incorporate regular foods into my diet, slowly. I can seem to get a clear answer. I use the Baritastic app to track my intake but I am never sure how many Net Carbs, Carbs, Sugar, Calories, Fiber, and Fats I should be my intake per day. Can anyone assist me with this one?

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I never worried about carbs and fats while losing, as if the calories are low enough to promote the desired weight loss, and the Protein is appropriate maintaining your muscle mass (typically somewhere around 60-80 g per day for women, 80-100 g for men), then the carbs and fats will be functionally very low. A good default for calories seems to be in the 600-800 range (some with stronger metabolisms can get away with more, but it's good to start low because it's very hard to cut back once you're used to one level). RDA for fiber is around 25 g per day, and that seems to work well for most on a bariatric diet. Sugar should usually be minimized, particularly added sugar in processed or packaged food; that which is naturally occuring in our fruits and veg are less of an issue, and has a purpose for us (or nature wouldn't have put it there - the added stuff in the packaged foods is just there to sell it to us and make up for the flavor stripped out by the processing.

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