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I am 3 weeks postop VSG. I lost 40 pounds before surgery and about 6 pounds first week after surgery. So frustrated that I weight just goes up and and down by about a pound but not lost anything in last two weeks. I am religiously logging all food and Water. I am supposed to be on pureed food but have gone back to just three Protein Shakes a day (150 cal each) and nothing else but water. I am walking my dog 30 minutes every day which I couldn't do before due to low back pain. With increased activity and low intake of calories why am I not losing any weight? Mystery to me. There is no food in house except Protein shakes so I am obviously not cheating. I heard of "three week stall" but this started one week postop.

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it usually happens during week 3, but not always. Mine was weeks 2 and 3. During week 4, the weight loss started up again, and I dropped like 6-8 lbs within a couple of days. Just stick to your plan and hold tight. Stay off the scale if you have to. Trust me, the weight loss WILL start up again.

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Did some research and now understand the physiology of "3 week stall." Most of us were on liver shrink diets two weeks before surgery. Our livers were depleted of glycogen stores and excess omentum fat. So my liver is rebuilding liver back to normal functioning size. So I need to get back on my pureed diet with more calories to finish up this process and start losing weight again.

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Over65 Please!.............................................................Stop beating yourself up. Are you able to add weight to your body when walking. I have been reading about plateauing. Please also remember being blessed to be a particular age, one must remember the slower metabolism challenges. See if you can find some ideas online and please share them. You got this !

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I never had the three week stall. Instead I had a three MONTH stall where when I hit the third month after my surgery I didn't lose any weight for almost three weeks. Then I lost two pounds and stalled for another week and a half. Then lost five pounds. I've had two other stalls that lasted a week and two respectively. It's soooooo irritating, but I was told it's just your body processing the huge changes rapid weight loss causes. If you're anything like me, there will be weeks when the stalls will annoy you so much you'll be tempted to throw your scale lol. Just try not to stress about it too much.

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You need to increase your calories a little bit and add some carbs. Stalls also happen bc of it enough calories or carbs. I’ve avoided most of the major stalls by constantly varying these two things. I’ll swing high and low in cals and carbs in any given week. From 800-1200 cals and from 50-120gms of carbs. The trick is to keep your body guessing.

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I've heard of other people doing that. Some of us just stick to their original plan, though. That's how I dealt with them - just stuck to my plan and stayed off the scale for a few days. They're a normal part of weight loss and they'll eventually break.

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Firm believer in early on sticking to your plan and ride it out. You are spot on with what happened with the 3 week stall. Stick to what youre doing. As you get farther along you will have to switch things up but not now. Follow your doctors plan.

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My surgeon says no more than 50g of TOTAL CARBS per day. So if I eat high Fiber foods like Beans, I cannot use net carbs to stay under 50g total carbs per day. I do not understand why total carbs instead of net carbs because I really cannot eat anything high fiber without going over 50g total carbs.

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