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I will be three weeks post op on Monday. I have only lost 8 pounds and haven’t lost any weight in the last two weeks. My surgeon said I should be losing five pounds a week. I’m a far cry from five pounds a week. Is this normal? If so, when will I start losing weight again?

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What did you weigh on surgery day? It may be that your start weight isn't high enough to be losing 5lb a week. I am not sure it was fair of your surgeon to put such expectations on you, my surgeon did particularly care how much I had lost by that stage, he only cared that I was well and able to manage fluids and some Proteins.

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As stated above, the three week stall is so common! Also, were you on a two week liquid "liver shrinking" diet? If so, you could have dropped a significant amount of weight pre-surgery, which can lower your "weight" loss in the first couple of weeks. Focus on staying hydrated and getting your Protein in...it will come off!

Good luck!

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The three week stall like others have said is very real and very common don’t beat yourself up just continue to stick with the nutrition guidelines and exercise and the weight loss will pick back up again. Wishing you all the best!

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