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Hi all,

I’m 43 days out from my sleeve. I’ve lost 32lbs. I’m glad my weight is moving in the right direction, but I’m a little surprised at the slow pace. I lost 20 lbs in the first 10 days then stalled for over a week. Lost about 8 pounds over the next 2 weeks. Now it’s taken a lot of effort to get the last few pounds to come off.

My surgeon told me everything was fine and my body needed time to catch up with the weight loss. I’m ok with that. I just assumed that starting at 390 lbs (5’8) a little bit more weight would have come off by now.

My sleep has been a little off since coming back to work, but I walk as much as I can at work and try to walk for 30 mins at home. I still have a lot of lower back pain so I do what I can. I have noticed a little difference with the 30 lbs off though!

Anyway, I’ve been following my nutritionists plan however after 6 weeks it is very vague concerning calories, carbs, fat, and sugar. All I know is to hit at least 60g Protein and 64 oz of Water. Beyond that I don’t know if I’m not eating correctly. I’ve reached out to her for advice, but in the meantime was curious what your limits are for daily calories, carbs, fat, and sugars.

I like clear lines to follow lol some days I feel like I haven’t eaten enough or maybe I’m eating too much?

I appreciate any input!

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Following this. I agree with you, at least for my plan. Following their guidelines and suggested menu sets me up for over 100 g of carbs per day once I graduate to regular food and that just seems WAY off.

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many of us were told to just focus on Protein and fluids the first few weeks. You're most likely not taking in enough calories at this point to worry about the rest of it.

and 32 lbs in 43 days is excellent. I lost 28 lbs in the first two months (so 60 days), so you're already way ahead of me (and I started out at over 300 lbs, too)

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Eating for me the first year was

  1. Protein first
  2. veggies
  3. complex carb as needed/room available

Now in maintenance I follow the healthy plate, adjusted to my portion sizes.

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I was given the guideline to try to follow less than 5g of sugar at a time so I had a lot of low carb yogurts, tuna and cheese. I didn't have fruit for the first 5-6 months and then it was maybe a 1/4 cup with a Protein so it wasn't just fruit sugars on an empty stomach. My nut. and MD pushed protein so much that I did get some carbs and fat from meat, yogurt, and cooked veggies etc. but not alot.

I did use sugar free BBQ or ketchup or Salad Dressing to dip lunch meat in so I could chew/digest it easier. I logged my food but didn't need to purposely limit my carbs or fats since by focusing on protein and staying around 500 calories I never got a lot of carbs in, I'm guessing half of my 500 calories were protein at the time. I also struggled to eat more than a 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup at any time. Every morning Ii had a premier shake to get in my 30g of protein.

I also drank Fairlife milk since it has higher protein /lower carbs than regular milk.

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Thank you everyone for the responses. It helps me to keep things in perspective and know I’m not alone.

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On 11/13/2019 at 1:56 PM, lvidacovich said:

Following this. I agree with you, at least for my plan. Following their guidelines and suggested menu sets me up for over 100 g of carbs per day once I graduate to regular food and that just seems WAY off.

Unfortunately my nutritionist went out on maternity leave and her replacement's schedule has still not been finalized. When I do finally get an appointment I will report back!

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Sometimes weight loss is slowed due to not being able to eat or get enough fluids. Your body can go into starvation mode and try to save the weight. It’s normal. Once you start getting in proper nutrition and fluids weight loss will pick back up. Good luck hun!!

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