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I started this Journey back in Jan 2016. It took me years to get my Gastric Bypass. I had went from 407 pre surgery, 399 on surgery day, and I had went down to 278. My therapist put me on hormones and I gained over 40lbs, so I quit taking them and I dropped 2 pounds and now I cant get back under 300. I'm disabled so I cant do normal exercises. All help would be greatly appreciated.

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they say losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise, so it's not the end of the world if you can't exercise - you still should be able to lose weight. I'd go back to what you were doing that first year. Not necessarily all the way back to Protein Shakes, but back to focusing on Protein first, then veggies - and then, if you have room, a small serving of fruit or whole-grain carb. Also, figure out how many calories you're averaging now by tracking your intake for a week or two. Then cut about 100 calories. If after two weeks nothing's happening, cut another 100. Rinse and repeat 'til you find the spot where you're starting to lose again.

your tool should still work - you just have to adjust your eating.

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I understand the situation very well, lifelong chronic illness and disability along with metabolic disorders and inability to exercise at all I fought for gastric bypass surgery I desperately needed the tool because my own efforts were not sustainable. To be honest I had to drastically cut carbs/sugar and calories. Prioritize Protein first, find the calories that you start losing weigh at. I only started to increase my calories once I hit goal. Make sure to get minimum of 0.36 grams protein per 1lb body weight. And honestly exercise isn’t really for weight loss, building muscle is. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn. If you can do some resistance exercise some strength training maybe through physical therapy. That might help. For me my medical condition, exertion causes muscle weakness and damage and for me to feel ill. I can understand not being able to rely on exercise. But if you are able to do limited exercise look to building muscle.

And that’s also why you need to prioritize protein over calories. Getting maximum protein for minimum calories. Also be mindful of sticking to three meals and how much snacking and start tracking your daily calories and protein along with tracking foods you eat each day to see what helps or hurts.

just one example:

I like mixing yogurt like Fage plain, TwoGood, or oikos triple zero with 1/2 scoop of PEScience Protein Powder.
recipe example: oikos triple zero Peanut Butter banana, with 1/2 scoop PEScience peanut butter cookie protein powder = 160 calories, 27 grams protein. I mix it I a bowl with a bit of pink salt and stick it under the freezer 30 minutes and mix it again. A little low sugar jam and it tastes like pb&j polaner sugar free with Fiber I think ... these days I add a little low carb granola for crunch. (Sola granola 15 gram portion is 70 calories and 4 grams protein 2 net carbs) And some sugar free land o lakes whipped cream. Overall very low carbs.

PEScience

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It's also 90% mental like you have to be mentally in the game and mind frame to get the best results!!

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Do you track your calories? That is what helps me the most, just to "stay in the game" and make sure I'm not eating too much.

My back is messed up. When I started my exercise was physical therapy. Now I do Pilates. It doesn't burn many calories, but it does help you build long, lean muscle.

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6 hours ago, JessLess said:

My back is messed up. When I started my exercise was physical therapy. Now I do Pilates. It doesn't burn many calories, but it does help you build long, lean muscle.

Pilates is excellent if you can do it for building the right kind of muscle.

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6 hours ago, JessLess said:

Do you track your calories? That is what helps me the most, just to "stay in the game" and make sure I'm not eating too much.

My back is messed up. When I started my exercise was physical therapy. Now I do Pilates. It doesn't burn many calories, but it does help you build long, lean muscle.

Sorry to hear of your back issues and totally understand as I’m going they same—terrible right now. I think I’ll resume maybe 12 PT sessions, then try to find a Pilates class. PT helps so much and truly is a Heavy Workout!

Good luck!!

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