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Hello! I had gastric bypass surgery 18 months ago. All was fine until my hypothyroidism turned into Hyperthyroidism, now I can’t seem to stop losing weight. What are some foods I could add that could help either maintain or gain a couple pounds? Thanks!

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Carbs will gain

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I also went through a period when I wanted to stop losing weight and up calories. Try: nuts, nut butters, olive oil, potatoes/starchy veg, full-fat dairy (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, regular cheese), salmon & other oily fish, avocados, and my own personal favourite: chicharron!

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5 hours ago, ms.sss said:

I also went through a period when I wanted to stop losing weight and up calories. Try: nuts, nut butters, olive oil, potatoes/starchy veg, full-fat dairy (milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, regular cheese), salmon & other oily fish, avocados, and my own personal favourite: chicharron!

I agree with all of this. I would not recommend increasing carbs. I did this when I needed to gain weight after losing too much (I never dreamed I would write a sentence like that!). Once I got back up to my goal weight, I was accustomed to eating carbs and had to wean myself off them to avoid gaining too much. It's such a delicate balance.

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Omg, just nuts along with get you gaining weight again. A cup of peanuts has 830 calories!

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13 hours ago, ms.sss said:

chicharron!

Isnt that also Pork rinds?

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9 hours ago, Krestel said:

Isnt that also Pork rinds?

Yep. Though i think chicharron is more like cracklings in that it also has a bit of meat on them (not just skin).

They are super high and calories and fat (and basically zero carbs) so I wouldn’t suggest partaking in them during weight loss phase.

But I totally went to town on them when I was attempting to stop weight loss.

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9 hours ago, Krestel said:

Omg, just nuts along with get you gaining weight again. A cup of peanuts has 830 calories!

Yeah, peanuts are pretty high in calories/carb comparatively (though I dunno if one would want to eat an entire cup of them! Maybe 1/4 cup would be better, lol)

I try to stick to, walnuts, brazil nuts and macadamia nuts, myself. I also do almonds though (despite the higher carb count), because I LOVE them 😎

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8 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Yeah, peanuts are pretty high in calories/carb comparatively (though I dunno if one would want to eat an entire cup of them! Maybe 1/4 cup would be better, lol)

Hehe, yeah. I think ive had at max a half cup. When i look back I ate way to many of them without really being aware of how many calories I was snarfing down.

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My Thyroid test just came back as hyper, but I have been stuck at around the same weight for awhile now. Hope you figure it out!

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Add in more carbs. I lost weight very quickly and I added carbs, higher fat Condiments and just made sure to eat 6-7 small meals/snacks each day to stop the loss. I’m maintaining on around 1800 cals per day now

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