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Anyone else scared of doing soft food because it will be more calories? I am, I have stayed the same weight for the past 10days, Only taking in 500 calories. My Protein is around 75g. 80oz of Water ea day. I log everything I eat, its the same everyday and i exercise everyday with a 2-3mi walk. But the scale wont budge. Tuesday is when i am supposed to start soft foods. I'm scared I will start gaining. Any advice?

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Anyone else scared of doing soft food because it will be more calories? I am, I have stayed the same weight for the past 10days, Only taking in 500 calories. My Protein is around 75g. 80oz of Water ea day. I log everything I eat, its the same everyday and i exercise everyday with a 2-3mi walk. But the scale wont budge. Tuesday is when i am supposed to start soft foods. I'm scared I will start gaining. Any advice?

You may actually need more calories to jump start the loss again. Your body is in starvation mode. I bet your stall will be gone in two days of eating soft foods and hoping calories a bit.

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I’m a week behind you, and scared and stalled, too!

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3 hours ago, BadWolfGirl said:

You may actually need more calories to jump start the loss again. Your body is in starvation mode. I bet your stall will be gone in two days of eating soft foods and hoping calories a bit.

Exactly this! I've been on soft foods for 2 weeks now (can start regular foods tomorrow, as I will be one month out), and it kicked me out of the small stall I had (so far, no stall has been longer than 5 days for me). With bypass or sleeve the weight will come off - there are some real physical and hormonal changes going on in your body that are helping this along, regardless of what you eat. But if you stick to liquids for too long you may end sabotaging yourself. Try one or two different soft foods for the next few days and see what happens.

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5 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Only taking in 500 calories. My Protein is around 75g. 80oz of Water ea day. I log everything I eat, its the same everyday and i exercise everyday with a 2-3mi walk

You got this Perfect plan above! Do what you want Nobody is forcing you to soft foods! I barely eat and live on what you have above to this day. But there are great soft foods you can eat - eggs, tuna salad, egg salads, shrimp, oysters, lobster or crab cold salads. Very low in calories

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You are in the "three week stall" zone. Trust the process, you will start dropping again. I agree that a few more calories might actually help things moving again.

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yep - it's the three week stall. Do a search on it - it happens to almost all of us. Just stick to your plan and your weight will eventually start dropping again. Mine lasted for two weeks.

and no - increasing calories a bit won't cause you to gain weight. We all gradually increase our calories throughout that first year or two post-op. You can't eat 500 calories a day for the rest of your life. I ate around 600-800 from about month 2 to the end of the first year - then I was up around or a little over 1000 during a chunk of year 2. I continued to lose weight until I was about 20 months post-op.

just follow your clinic's plan. The whole "starvation mode" idea is controversial, btw- some people say it doesn't exist.

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11 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Anyone else scared of doing soft food because it will be more calories? I am, I have stayed the same weight for the past 10days, Only taking in 500 calories. My Protein is around 75g. 80oz of Water ea day. I log everything I eat, its the same everyday and i exercise everyday with a 2-3mi walk. But the scale wont budge. Tuesday is when i am supposed to start soft foods. I'm scared I will start gaining. Any advice?

Start soft foods when your Team/plan suggests (unless there's an internal/physical/medical reason you cannot) & Trust the process. ❤

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18 hours ago, KS Mermaid said:

Any advice?

Please please please do not deprive yourself of food. It can actually make the stall last even longer. Having a stall around 2-3 weeks is very normal and it happens to most people. Please continue to follow your Surgeons plan and I promise you the weight will come off.

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update: I added one more 3oz meal into my diet, and I dropped 1.5lbs! I added a soft scrambled egg. Not sure if added more kicked up the weight loss or if it was the added Protein or if it was the end of my plateau.

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On 4/1/2020 at 9:57 AM, KS Mermaid said:

added one more 3oz meal into my diet, and I dropped 1.5lbs!

Congratulations! That's awesome. It could have been any of those things you listed

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