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if you're following your surgeon's plan to T, then it's just a stall. I've heard of them lasting about that long....(and even longer once you get several months out..)

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If you are adding whole grains, nuts, and seeds, it is probably a bit early for this. There are so many calories in these foods, and probably better to wait until you are closer to maintenance. However, if you are simply eliminating processed foods and cooking your own fresh veggies and eating simply prepared meats, that's great. Whole foods are so much better than anything processed, but like I said, hold off on the grains, nuts, and seeds for a while. The legumes are great options, however.

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hang in there, it happens even tho incredibly frustrating!

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Yeah, the stalls are the WORST!! Try not to weigh too often as it can lead to frustration.

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My scale is finally moving again! It will happen! I eat what I call a "whole food diet" with lots Protein and veggies and fruit. I think I need to get away from my 2 Snacks a day though. How long did everyone keep snacks as a part of their daily routine?

It is frustrating being in a stall, but it will end eventually as long as you stay on your plan!

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It just happens, so know it isn't anything you're doing wrong. Stick to the program with your Protein and Water and it'll pass, I promise.

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:46 AM, Lynda486 said:

My scale is finally moving again! It will happen! I eat what I call a "whole food diet" with lots Protein and veggies and fruit. I think I need to get away from my 2 Snacks a day though. How long did everyone keep Snacks as a part of their daily routine?

It is frustrating being in a stall, but it will end eventually as long as you stay on your plan!

Snacks are needed unless you can meet your Protein goals in 3 square meals - it's nearly impossible to do the first year, maybe with or snack instead of two, only if you can get the protein in.

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On 1/11/2020 at 10:46 AM, Lynda486 said:

My scale is finally moving again! It will happen! I eat what I call a "whole food diet" with lots Protein and veggies and fruit. I think I need to get away from my 2 Snacks a day though. How long did everyone keep Snacks as a part of their daily routine?

It is frustrating being in a stall, but it will end eventually as long as you stay on your plan!

I STILL eat snacks at 4.5 years out. I have to eat something every 3-4 hours to a) keep myself from overdoing it at meals and 2) keep my blood sugar stable. It's been known to crash & burn (reactive hypoglycemia).

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