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I’m 9 months post op. I lost 93lbs. The last two and a half weeks I gained 8lbs! I tried eating better. Nothing doing. I’m still steadily gaining weight. How do I make it stop????

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1 hour ago, Riva_G. said:

I’m 9 months post op. I lost 93lbs. The last two and a half weeks I gained 8lbs! I tried eating better. Nothing doing. I’m still steadily gaining weight. How do I make it stop????

you would have had to have eaten an extra 28,000 calories (i.e., above and beyond what your body needs) over that time period - or roughly an extra 1650 calories a day - to gain eight lbs of true weight. So unless you were doing a ton of bingeing, a lot of that could just be Water weight - or constipation (I've read most people can carry up to six lbs of "crap" in their intestines). Try drinking a lot of water and watching your salt intake the next couple of days and see what happens...

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I’ve been using the bathroom 1-2 times a day which is less than my usual but I’m not massively constipated or anything. My stomach has been bothering me a lot lately- bloating and all that fun stuff. Thanks. I will try drinking more

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20 minutes ago, Riva_G. said:

I’ve been using the bathroom 1-2 times a day which is less than my usual but I’m not massively constipated or anything. My stomach has been bothering me a lot lately- bloating and all that fun stuff. Thanks. I will try drinking more

actually, bloating CAN by a symptom of constipation - you could have a lot of trapped air in there (trapped behind the...you know...). But there are other things that can cause bloating - some artificial sweeteners can do it for some people - or certain foods like Beans and cruciferous vegetables..

Just got back on here to add that it might not necessarily be constipation - it could just be you have a lot in there. Have you been eating a lot of fiber lately?

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Try food journaling by just writing down what you eat and when. If it keeps happening, then start counting calories again. Sometimes, we arnt all that honest with ourselves when we eat and how much. (honest) Journaling just makes us aware of it all.

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On 05/04/2020 at 14:47, catwoman7 said:






actually, bloating CAN by a symptom of constipation - you could have a lot of trapped air in there (trapped behind the...you know...). But there are other things that can cause bloating - some artificial sweeteners can do it for some people - or certain foods like Beans and cruciferous vegetables..








Just got back on here to add that it might not necessarily be constipation - it could just be you have a lot in there. Have you been eating a lot of Fiber lately?


Not sure abt the fiber but I have upped my Protein intake... it’s just so frustrating. I chose this diet over the sleeve even though it’s way more risky because I didn’t want to deal with regain to the extent that the people that have done the sleeve do. I’m not even done losing weight. I was two pounds from not being obese for the first time since I was 5.

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On 05/05/2020 at 00:15, Krestel said:



Try food journaling by just writing down what you eat and when. If it keeps happening, then start counting calories again. Sometimes, we arnt all that honest with ourselves when we eat and how much. (honest) Journaling just makes us aware of it all.


I’ve been using my fitness pal since b4 surgery. Thanks for the tip tho

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So just an update. Yesterday I was feeling really constipated and I decided to take a laxative. I dropped 4 pounds overnight. I’m thinking that I probably did gain about 2-3 pounds of pre menstruation Fluid and the rest of it was the constipation.... still going to wait And see. Thanks for your help!

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50 minutes ago, Riva_G. said:

So just an update. Yesterday I was feeling really constipated and I decided to take a laxative. I dropped 4 pounds overnight. I’m thinking that I probably did gain about 2-3 pounds of pre menstruation Fluid and the rest of it was the constipation.... still going to wait And see. Thanks for your help!

Yay!! I'm so glad to hear it's GONE!!!!!! (and I know how you feel - been there!)

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I had my surgery 10/15/18 and during pandemic noticed weight gain. Started during exogenous ketones since strict Keto eating plan is hard and it has been a game changer.

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