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I had RNY bypass last May. I’m currently 114 pounds and seems to still be dropping. I want to be like 135. For my height of 5’1 it says my weight is normal but I look scary. Not sure what to do. I also exercise 6 days a week I really don’t want to stop doing that. What else can I do???

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Talk to your dietitian. You may need to start eating a bit more calorie-wise to maintain rather than lose.

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I looked pretty scrawny when I got to my lowest weight, but things kind of re-distribute after awhile and most people eventually look way better. Like you, my low weight was in a normal BMI range for me, though.

as for trying to gain weight, don't forget that most of us gain 10-20 lbs during year 2 or 3 (some, unfortunately, gain more than that - some WAY more). I've put on 24 lbs since I hit my lowest weight, which I'm sick about and trying to re-lose. I don't want to be at my thinnest again as it was too light for me, but I would LOVE to lose 10-15 lbs, and it's a real bear. I personally wouldn't try to gain weight because you're likely to do so on your own without much effort once you're in year 2 or 3. In the mean time, things will shift around and you'll likely look much better in about six months, even at your current weight.

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Start adding healthy carbs - sweet potato, legumes, whole grains, nuts, seeds, nut butters. I eat an unbelievable amount of carbs now that I am trying to maintain and keep up with exercise. But I make sure they are nutritionally dense and that I am getting all my Protein and vegetables/fruits.

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With exercise six days a week and depending on the intensity you need to up your calories to at least maintenance if you don't want to lose more weight. If you want to increase your weight a little you need to eat above maintenance calories.

Aside from the suggestions above, some healthy good fats wouldn't go astray.

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I am in the same boat everyone above is correct - I had to stop cross fit every day and only go 4 times a week, I had to Really up my eating and supplements. My nutritionist put me on a great healthy diet of a lot of food but healthy food to slow down the weight loss. The goal was to tighten up and add muscle at the same rate as the loss.

Simply put you are losing fat but want to add muscle, I went up to 800 -1000 calories a day from 600 and lots of supplements and it slowed it down to about 2 pounds a week in loss and adding muscle and toning up

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9 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

I looked pretty scrawny when I got to my lowest weight, but things kind of re-distribute after awhile and most people eventually look way better. Like you, my low weight was in a normal BMI range for me, though.

as for trying to gain weight, don't forget that most of us gain 10-20 lbs during year 2 or 3 (some, unfortunately, gain more than that - some WAY more). I've put on 24 lbs since I hit my lowest weight, which I'm sick about and trying to re-lose. I don't want to be at my thinnest again as it was too light for me, but I would LOVE to lose 10-15 lbs, and it's a real bear. I personally wouldn't try to gain weight because you're likely to do so on your own without much effort once you're in year 2 or 3. In the mean time, things will shift around and you'll likely look much better in about six months, even at your current weight.

I second this post. I got down to 150 which is small for my height. I was in a size 6. I have gained 15 pounds back over the last year and I am working to get back down because I would prefer to be a the lower end.

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Have you talked to the nutritionist at your surgeon's office? Maybe you need to add some calories.

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I agree with the others. Seek the guidance of your nutritionist on how to move best from weight loss mode to maintenance mode. It may be that they want you to increase calories in general, or add more carbs specifically. I would hesitate to do either until you speak to the nutritionist though, so you don't add the wrong foods and start increasing your weight by too much. You may also have to cut back on exercise a bit. But I also agree with others that 1) your body will adjust to the new weight and redestribute in a way that is healthy and 2) You will most likely have a little rebound weight naturally, so you may want to ride this out a little longer and see what happens. I have seen quite a few people lose a ton of weight, have periods where they look sickly, then periods where everything balances out and they look great. I don't think I have hit sickly yet, but I mentally prepared myself for it to happen based on watching others go through this journey. As long as your labs are OK, then I wouldn't worry too much about it. But again, talk to the nutritionist.

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14 hours ago, Je$$ica36 said:

I had RNY bypass last May. I’m currently 114 pounds and seems to still be dropping. I want to be like 135. For my height of 5’1 it says my weight is normal but I look scary. Not sure what to do. I also exercise 6 days a week I really don’t want to stop doing that. What else can I do???

You are not alone - Join the maintenance thread. Lots of support and information to stop your weight loss.

The only reason you are still losing weight is you are eating weight loss calories and carbs.

It's time to transition into your maintenance diet. Many of us have a hard time getting in our maintenance calories at first. You may need to graze your maintenance diet (eating several small meals) It may feel like you are eating all day. It gets easier to get them in as your restriction becomes less with time.

Many of us lose muscle with rapid weight loss. Exercise on low calories can cause muscle catabolisim.

Catabolism -- or the wasting of lean muscle tissue -- should be avoided at all costs. Not only do you get weaker and more prone to injury, your metabolism will slow, decreasing how many calories you burn at rest

It's not a healthy look. Back off on exercise until you can get your maintenance calories and macros in. If you have a advanced fitness level, you may want to hire a sports medicine dietitian to fuel your body to support your calorie burn.

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Follow logic add healthy calories

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