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I heard gastric bypass is slightly more effective in weight loss compared to the other surgeries? Is this true?

During the honeymoon period, I am hoping to lose 14 pounds per month. How long does this honeymoon period last for?

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Statistically speaking Gastric Bypass is 3rd for overall highest average percentage of weight loss. 1&2 are Duodenal Switch and Loop Duodenal Switch, but typically you have to be super morbidly obese to have the DS surgery (having a of BMI 50+). So for your weight right now Gastric Bypass is statistically the best one available for you. Some people can lose just as much though with Gastric Sleeve, Balloon, etc. It's very much dependent on the person on whether they follow their guidelines and the way their body works imo.

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statistically speaking, you'll lose more with bypass than you will with sleeve, but it's only about a 5% difference. Plus an average is just an average - you'll find people who fall on either side of the average. There are people who are extremely successful with both surgeries - and people who fail with both surgeries.

14 lbs is a lot. You may lose that the first three or four months, depending on a whole host of other factors (sex, age, metabolic rate, activity level, starting BMI, etc), but weight loss slows down a lot after that. I started at well over 300 lbs. I lost 16 lbs the first month, maybe 12 or so lbs a month for a couple of months after that, then I think around 10 lbs a month until I was about 7 months out, and then 5-8 lbs a month until I got about a year out. After that, things really slowed down until it finally stopped at around 20 months out.

P.S. With your starting BMI, your weight loss isn't going to be really speedy. You WILL lose it if you're committed to your program, but 14 lbs a month is overly optimistic for someone at your weight. Most of us start out much heavier.

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14lbs a month would be on the high side, but the good news is the honeymoon period lasts 12-18 months!

A monthly tally of my weightloss is in my signature, if you are interested! Best of luck to you!

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If you are focused on losing x pounds per month, you will be disappointed.

Not because it will or won't happen, but it won't happen every month. Or, you won't lose weight for a week, or two.

What are you going to do when the scale doesn't show weight loss? What is it going to do to your plan?

Think these things through. Unrealistic expectations will destroy your program quicker than anything else. You get a bad number on the scale, then start searching for NEW ways to get it moving again. This is the path to failure.

WLS is the time to take the story of the turtle and the hare to heart. Your plan, slow and steady, wins this race.

Good Luck,

Tek

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12 hours ago, dal101 said:

Hi

I heard gastric bypass is slightly more effective in weight loss compared to the other surgeries? Is this true?

During the honeymoon period, I am hoping to lose 14 pounds per month. How long does this honeymoon period last for?

Hi. No, the switch is best. The rny is more weightloss than the band and the sleeve statistically with what little length in time data we have on sleeve. The period is 12-18 months.

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19 hours ago, dal101 said:

Hi

I heard gastric bypass is slightly more effective in weight loss compared to the other surgeries? Is this true?

During the honeymoon period, I am hoping to lose 14 pounds per month. How long does this honeymoon period last for?

Ask yourself what kind of eater am I ? Do you eat a bunch of junk food or do you eat to past full at meal times ? The sleeve is more restrictive so my opinion it is meant for overeaters, but if you are more of a snacker and junk food eater the bypass is better. Just my opinion.

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4 hours ago, Tracyringo said:

Ask yourself what kind of eater am I ? Do you eat a bunch of junk food or do you eat to past full at meal times ? The sleeve is more restrictive so my opinion it is meant for overeaters, but if you are more of a snacker and junk food eater the bypass is better. Just my opinion.

Yes I am more of a junk food eater. I know the bypass wont kill cravings but will help with the malabsorption .

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Hi everyone,

I guess I do have unrealistic expectations for weight loss. I think I got too excited over the honeymoon period thing. Numbers are important to me, so not seeing the scales shift will probably get to me...I know that has to change.

I think once I am post op, I will be more appreciative to not see it as a race.

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2 hours ago, dal101 said:

Yes I am more of a junk food eater. I know the bypass wont kill cravings but will help with the malabsorption .

Well if you are a junk food eater you may dump and that will take care of that. Malabsorption doesnt last with calorie deficits, your body will heal itself and in a year or so and the only malabsorption you have is Vitamins.

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