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13 hours ago, msilva_777 said:

Had vsg in July 2019 ,but now I'm stuck at 217 from 298 in this normal? and now I'm all ways hungry?ask my doctor and all the say is everyone is different. I completely under stand that ,but I'm I doing somethings wronge.just wonder if anyone experiencing this as well .thanks in advance for your help

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Remember as you lose weight your calorie requirements go down as well. Since you have no stats posted I used mine. If I went from 298 lbs to 217 lbs my caloric needs would go down by 500 calories! Of course weight loss will slow as you lose weight. You can't maintain the same rapid weight loss the lower your weight becomes. Here is link to Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) calculator to calculate your daily caloric needs.

http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calculator/

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sorry, messed up that last post.

This bariatric surgeon explains why it's so important to keep to the plan. It can really hurt your surgery.

If you can't drink Protein drinks... I couldn't either... then ask your nutritionist what you CAN drink or eat. Do they recommend you are on mushies now? That'll be things like applesauce, refried Beans, yoghurt etc.

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Ok. @MissPennyP:

First, instructions from teams vary greatly from one person to another. I would always tend to say to listen to your team, but to also supplement this with asking them questions, and doing your research (not just on public forums, but also from the gazillion studies and article published out there on the good ol' internet).

I will admit that your prescribed diet does sound very different from the majority of what I have read here and elsewhere.

HOWEVER, there was one fella on here on here who was also prescribed a similar diet to yours this early on and self-reported some significant success (I can't remember his handle name, and he recently announced that he was no longer participating on this board...which I suspect was partly due to the flack he was getting about his diet, but I digress...).

If you are sticking to under 700 cals are day, you will lose weight. Not as fast as those who did 300-400 in the early months (myself included), but you will lose.

You are barley a month out of surgery, stick to your a low cal (preferably low carb as well) and keep going. Continue to stay honest with yourself with what you are eating and what you are doing and you will see the weight come off. Get some exercise and move, that will help too. Speak to your team and let them know your concerns. Do your research. Make informed decisions.

You will get out of this surgery what you put into it. Good Luck!!

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2 hours ago, MissPennyP said:

I guess I’m gonna have to force-feed myself Protein Shakes I don’t know what else to do

I would be inclined to do what my medical team advised - they're going to know more about your particular situation than random people on the internet. Yes we occasionally do see puzzling advice that people have gotten from their medical team on here, but not all that often. if you can't tolerate Protein Shakes, you can't tolerate Protein shakes. But I do agree with one of the other posters that it might be a lactose issue, so some kind of vegetable protein - like pea protein or soy - might not cause the vomiting. But who knows.

someone else mentioned that all programs are different, and i totally agree with that. Your dietitian may have thought you were ready to progress in your diet - plus you aren't able to tolerate protein shakes - so she advised you to move on because you have to get your protein from SOMEWHERE. My program was more accelerated than most, too. They had us eating purees right out of the hospital, and I think I moved to soft foods at 3 or 4 weeks out. I'm not sure I personally could have handled chicken at that point (a lot of people have trouble with that when they're early out), but I probably could have handled tuna (and probably did eat it then - but I don't remember - I'm pretty far out from surgery). I'd just follow her advice for now and see what happens.

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2 hours ago, MissPennyP said:

I guess I’m gonna have to force-feed myself Protein Shakes I don’t know what else to do

Good luck to you! I am sure this is a huge frustration for you. I hope that you are able to have a longer chat with your nutritionist, although her saying she is not concerned must be some comfort. Maybe you can't tolerate the whey; it can be hard to digest. Although it is not as perfect of a Protein, you could try a milk based Protein Drink instead. Maybe you don't react well to the artificial sweeteners; you could try some with Stevia and/or Monk Fruit, I find those much more palatable. It is hard to get the protein in even before the surgery, so I am sure you are struggling now.

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36 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

I would be inclined to do what my medical team advised - they're going to know more about your particular situation than random people on the internet. Yes we occasionally do see puzzling advice that people have gotten from their medical team on here, but not all that often. if you can't tolerate Protein Shakes, you can't tolerate Protein shakes. But I do agree with one of the other posters that it might be a lactose issue, so some kind of vegetable Protein - like pea protein or soy - might not cause the vomiting. But who knows.

someone else mentioned that all programs are different, and i totally agree with that. Your dietitian may have thought you were ready to progress in your diet - plus you aren't able to tolerate Protein Shakes - so she advised you to move on because you have to get your protein from SOMEWHERE. My program was more accelerated than most, too. They had us eating purees right out of the hospital, and I think I moved to soft foods at 3 or 4 weeks out. I'm not sure I personally could have handled chicken at that point (a lot of people have trouble with that when they're early out), but I probably could have handled tuna (and probably did eat it then - but I don't remember - I'm pretty far out from surgery). I'd just follow her advice for now and see what happens.

I don’t have an issue with lactose , Even before surgery I had a problem with the protein shakes now once again I tried today yet again I mixed my Greek yogurt in with a banana and my unflavored protein mix and I just threw it up I don’t know what to doEven before surgery I had a problem with the protein shakes now once again I tried today yet again I mixed my Greek yogurt in with a banana and my unflavored protein mix and I just threw it up I don’t know what to do

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3 minutes ago, lisafrommassachusetts said:

Good luck to you! I am sure this is a huge frustration for you. I hope that you are able to have a longer chat with your nutritionist, although her saying she is not concerned must be some comfort. Maybe you can't tolerate the whey; it can be hard to digest. Although it is not as perfect of a Protein, you could try a milk based Protein Drink instead. Maybe you don't react well to the artificial sweeteners; you could try some with Stevia and/or Monk Fruit, I find those much more palatable. It is hard to get the Protein in even before the surgery, so I am sure you are struggling now.

No I’m not feeling any comfort by her telling me she’s not concerned about it what is a milk-based Protein Drink I don’t know what that is

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2 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Ok. @MissPennyP:

First, instructions from teams vary greatly from one person to another. I would always tend to say to listen to your team, but to also supplement this with asking them questions, and doing your research (not just on public forums, but also from the gazillion studies and article published out there on the good ol' internet).

I will admit that your prescribed diet does sound very different from the majority of what I have read here and elsewhere.

HOWEVER, there was one fella on here on here who was also prescribed a similar diet to yours this early on and self-reported some significant success (I can't remember his handle name, and he recently announced that he was no longer participating on this board...which I suspect was partly due to the flack he was getting about his diet, but I digress...).

If you are sticking to under 700 cals are day, you will lose weight. Not as fast as those who did 300-400 in the early months (myself included), but you will lose.

You are barley a month out of surgery, stick to your a low cal (preferably low carb as well) and keep going. Continue to stay honest with yourself with what you are eating and what you are doing and you will see the weight come off. Get some exercise and move, that will help too. Speak to your team and let them know your concerns. Do your research. Make informed decisions.

You will get out of this surgery what you put into it. Good Luck!!

Thank you

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3 minutes ago, MissPennyP said:

No I’m not feeling any comfort by her telling me she’s not concerned about it what is a milk-based Protein Drink I don’t know what that is

One that I like is called Iconic; I buy them from Amazon. They also use stevia and Monk Fruit instead of aspartame or sucralose, which I do not care for. Might be worth a try! Good luck.

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13 hours ago, MissPennyP said:

I guess I’m gonna have to force-feed myself Protein Shakes I don’t know what else to do

Just on a hunch, there was another person that had this issue, and ended up being allergic to whey Protein. This could be why your nutritionist mentioned milk based protein drinks- sensitivity to whey protein is actually a thing. Find some not based on whey- look at ingredients. Do small amounts at a time- most people it takes about 2 hours to drink a single 11oz. premade shake.

You also could have issues with artificial sweetners, which all of them have. Look for some with Monk Fruit, or stevia, or specifically try to avoid sugar alcohols.

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https://unjury.com/products/unjury-ready-to-drink-protein.html

This is the holy grail if you are struggling with Protein Shakes.

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Yes unfortunately I’ve tried that as well but I got it covered now but thank you

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Did you find a Protein Shake that you can tolerate? I went through 4 different ones and that was the one I settled on

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No I’ve spent over $100 on them can’t keep any down so I’m on soft food now , been getting the Protein from my food now

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