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Hi everyone,
I had my By Pass done on December 16th 2019 and for the first two weeks after the operation I lost 12 lbs in weight. Since then I have only lost 4 lbs in 3 weeks and I even make sure that I have (75g) 3 times a day 25g of Protein Shake that I make with half Water and half milk in the glass totalling 200ml and I also drink plenty of water each day, and eat 1 or 2 low fat yogurts and a bowl of Soup each day. I am in a wheelchair and I can’t exercise much due to a Stroke, but I try.
So.... please if anyone might have an idea as to what it is I am doing wrong, I would be very grateful to hear from them as it is really starting to get me down now.
I am now beginning to think it is maybe because I’m British 😜 as everyone else in the world seems to be having much better luck than me 😁.
Thank you so much for your help and take care.

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I’m British although I now live in Australia and have also lived in South Africa so I don’t think that’s it.

What you need to do is relax. You had a big initial loss and now it has slowed down. That is normal. You are still healing, your body is in shock it takes time for everything to catch up.

Just keep following the diet that you have been advised to follow and the weight will come off.

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No worries 😉

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Weight loss is hardly ever linear. For most of us, it happens in fits and starts. If you haven't done so yet, take your measurements and write them down. You'll be shocked how often the inches go down when the weight isn't moving. That helps provide the mental lift you need when the scale is being a b!tch. You'll do great, just give yourself some breathing room.

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I think you may have encountered the infamous 3 week stall which can last a week or more. It won’t be the only stall you’ll encounter on your journey. (I had one that lasted more than 3 weeks - not a single gram lost then I just started to lose again.) Some people suggest to stop weighing yourself in a stall or reduce how often you do. Keep following your eating plan and don’t stress about how much you lose each day or week - don’t let it mess with your head.

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I'm Aussie too.

be careful of the milk it may have sugars.

broth may have sodium.

Check sugars and carbs in everything you consume :)

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Congrats and bigger congrats on making a decision to improve your quality of life and chances of living recurrence free (from stroke). You are doing the best thing you can do for your health!

I second being careful about milk having lots of "sugars" in them. Most Protein powders do not need additional calories or carbs from more protein. And it sounds as if you are getting plenty of protein. Also, too much protein can convert to energy or stored fat. Because you are sedentary you most likely have a lower TREE (total energy expenditure). Also, check your Protein Powder to make sure it doesn't have a lot of carbs or added sugars! Drink the lowest carb one you can.

I agree you've gotten into the dreaded 3 week stall that hits anytime between 2-6 weeks. But 16lbs during that time frame is awesome! Average losses for mobil wls peeps is only 2-4lbs/week. So that's brilliant. Work your plan, follow your doc's progression to a T and you will be worlds different in 6 months! Cheers!

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do a search on the three-week stall on this site. Someone did one the other day and posted the results - there were like 17,000 posts on it. Happens to almost everyone. Just stick to your plan and it will break. Could take up to two or three weeks, but it WILL break as long as you stick to your plan.

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