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I had my surgery 2.5 yrs ago. My weight loss is stalled and during quarantine I’ve gone up, not much but enough to have me upset. Help!

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I feel for ya. I'm sort of in the same boat. My weight loss has largely flatlined in the last year with a pound or so lost here/there. Then with COVID stay at home orders, I got a little lax. Maybe too much snacking. Maybe too many sweets/bread/etc. Gained 7 lbs. When I saw that on the scale I was shocked and ashamed.

So, last week I just went back to basics. Focus on Protein, low carb, etc. I started logging my food again. But the biggest thing was that I realized if I didn't start the day out right, I had trouble controlling my cravings. So, instead of my usual Breakfast routine, I started doing Protein Shakes. These seem to keep me satisfied until well after my normal lunchtime and no snacking/cravings! So far, I've lost 2 of those pounds!

My advice: go back to basics. Do what you did during your early weight loss phase. I considered a "pouch reset" diet but didn't think I needed to go that drastic. If these 2 lbs hadn't come off in the last week, my next step would have been to buckle down and do that.

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Sassenach, you have inspired me to start using Protein Shakes again. I am already monitoring my intake. Though my real problem is lunch.

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These are trying times for people trying to cope after WLS. Try to find a hobby that keeps your mind and hands busy. Get outside as much as you can safely. Just going for a short walk will help you feel more empowered. It's tough to self soothe when the use of food as a coping mechanism has been taken away from you. Hang in there--you GOT this!

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