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Have you actually counted how many calories you are consuming in total from foods and the calorie drinks? If you think your weight loss is slow its because you are very likely consuming a lot more calories than you should be for the post op stage you are at.

Is your nutritionist actually a bariatric nutritionist?

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If you’re not happy with the results change the plan. The choice is yours - what has worked for the majority is cutting out refined processed sugars. If you remain unpleased with your progress I recommend changing it up. The choice is yours the journey is yours the results are yours. Best

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On 01/26/2020 at 23:54, Seimmaj said:



Thank you to anyone who has had suggestions or words of encouragement for me.




I have since talked to the nutritionist and she says that i just need to be positive. That even though i only lost 2 lbs in 3 weeks the loss of inches is great. I have taken into consideration about the full sugar and calories in the regular gatorade. I am now mixing them with at least a large glass of ice. I dont believe i am losing anywhere near where i should be however the loss of inches is giving me something to look forward to .




Thank you again!!


Hi Seimmaj. Just as there are bad doctors there are bad nutritionists. I have spent months reviewing Bariatric Eating plans from hundreds of hospitals and the most important factor is cutting out ALL refined sugars from our diets. It’s really alarming that a nutritionist would tell you it’s okay to drink regular Gatorade or anything containing sugar. Even adding a cup of regular Gatorade to 32 oz Water is sabotage. Powerade zero is delicious and has less sodium and zero sugar and I add water to it because after four weeks of absolutely no sugar I can’t stand the taste of anything sweet. Maybe your nutritionist is under the false assumption that all artificial sweeteners are bad, but stevia isn’t artificial and doesn’t effect glucose levels. It is simply a fact, attested to by the thousands of people on this site, millions of doctors, and years of research that any refined sugar, especially after bariatric surgery, will prevent weightloss and even cause weight gain. Think of your new stomach as a newborn stomach and ask yourself if you would give Gatorade to a new born baby. If you don’t believe us, maybe attend a group session for bariatric patients or maybe ask your surgeon their opinion. Wishing you a successful journey.

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I know getting a proper diagnosis before recommending a therapy is not exactly en vogue on here a lot of the time when it comes to "not losing weight fast enough" but anyway:

- starting weight/BMI?

- age/gender/height?

- total amount of calories per day?

- activity level?

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8 minutes ago, summerset said:

I know getting a proper diagnosis before recommending a therapy is not exactly en vogue on here a lot of the time when it comes to "not losing weight fast enough" but anyway:

- starting weight/BMI?

- age/gender/height?

- total amount of calories per day?

- activity level?

Respectfully, when it comes to the consumption of sugary drinks, none of those variables has any bearing. Sugary drinks will block weight loss significantly compared to non-sugary drinks. Full stop.

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10 minutes ago, darcyjae said:

Respectfully, when it comes to the consumption of sugary drinks, none of those variables has any bearing.

Also respectfully, if you're not going over your TDEE a day even though you're consuming sugary drinks, you're still going to lose weight.

300 kcal of sugary drink + 500 kcal of solid food = still no more than 800 kcal - > weight loss

Simple equation. Shouldn't be that hard to comprehend. Twinkie diet anyone?

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6 hours ago, Hop_Scotch said:

Have you actually counted how many calories you are consuming in total from foods and the calorie drinks? If you think your weight loss is slow its because you are very likely consuming a lot more calories than you should be for the post op stage you are at.

Is your nutritionist actually a bariatric nutritionist?

Yes she is an actual bariatrics nutritionist with 20+ years experience in bariatrics.

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On 01/27/2020 at 07:40, summerset said:



I know getting a proper diagnosis before recommending a therapy is not exactly en vogue on here a lot of the time when it comes to "not losing weight fast enough" but anyway:




- starting weight/BMI?




- age/gender/height?




- total amount of calories per day?




- activity level?






No one likes sarcasm

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On 01/27/2020 at 08:08, summerset said:






Also respectfully, if you're not going over your TDEE a day even though you're consuming sugary drinks, you're still going to lose weight.




300 kcal of sugary drink + 500 kcal of solid food = still no more than 800 kcal - > weight loss




Simple equation. Shouldn't be that hard to comprehend. Twinkie diet anyone?


This is a site to offer positive support based on our experiences. We are not doctors nor nutritionists and do not seek to “diagnose” anyone. My weightloss stalled and I discovered I was consuming an additional 18.5grams of carbs per day from the chewable supplements alone. I switched to different brands with less carbs and dropped 3lbs overnight, after not losing a single pound for a full week. Nothing to do with my starting weight, my age or anything personal, it was due to consuming excess carbs-period. Being nice is nice and helps everyone, including ourselves. Try it-you might actually like it.

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On 01/27/2020 at 08:23, summerset said:



I count at least two people on this thread who seem to like it.


Poor thing. Apologies to the OP for any negativity on your thread. You are not required to provide your personal details and we are not here to diagnose you. If you’re doing what your nutritionist says you should do and it’s not working, you made the decision to ask for advice from people who have experienced the journey. The majority of people using this site are genuinely concerned and offering suggestions based on their personal experiences. Don’t lose hope, you will figure out what works best for your body.

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On 1/20/2020 at 9:09 AM, Lynda486 said:

I use MyFittnesspal.com to log my food, Water and exercise. I use the free version and really like it!

Thank you i will try this. I have used a couple different ones but havent found one I liked yet. Ty for the suggestion

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On 1/19/2020 at 10:23 PM, Seimmaj said:

Thank you for the advice. I do see the nutritionist tomorrow.. And will try to remember to start a food diary. I have been drinking an excessive amount of Gatorade and Powerade. But was told that was good to help me stay hydrated. Maybe cut out that and switch with more Water. All really good ideas. Thank you for no judgement. And great suggestions

If you are drinking full sugar versions of these, here is most likely your culprit. Ditch the sugary drinks. Drink as little artificially sweetened drinks as you can. And get your Water in. Eat your Protein first. You should be on softs now? So do soft dense lean protein first. And after have a bite or two of well cooked low glycemic veg and only a tiny bit of fat. Limit cheese and only do plain Greek nonfat yogurt or 2% cottage cheese and you can mix it with fruit flavored protein powders for sweetness.

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It will be virtually impossible to help this individual, If they think at its ok to drink copious amounts of sugar loaded energy drinks intended to keep athletes operating at peak performance.

best to move on to people who are serious about losing weight

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5 minutes ago, Fatboyslim1 said:

It will be virtually impossible to help this individual, If they think at its ok to drink copious amounts of sugar loaded energy drinks intended to keep athletes operating at peak performance.

best to move on to people who are serious about losing weight

Thank you... I agree... Move on

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