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I have not lost any weight since October 14. My surgery was September 14 and I did lose over 30 lbs in the month after surgery. I am tracking my foods and exercising and I’m getting 500-700 calories a day. Trying to get 60 g of Protein but not always getting there and the shakes are intolerable to me. This is very frustrating. Help!

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congrats on ur surgery!! and a lot of people experience this stall. it's your body catching up with all the changes. just keep doing what you're doing and give your body a chance to catch up. keep doing what you're doing w/your Protein and doing the best you can. you'll continue to lose. :)

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Stalls are common...and frustrating! I keep having stalls, some short, some long, but eventually the weight DOES come off! Also, pay attention to how you look and feel. I have found that the changes in appearance seem to be most noticeable when I am not actually losing weight (as strange as that sounds!). I have slowed to about 10 pounds per month after the first month, but I'm half way to goal and as long as it keeps coming off, I am happy!

Good luck!!!

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almost everyone has their first major stall within the first month or so of surgery. We call it the "three week stall", but it's not always the third week. Do a search on it on this site - you'll find over 15,000 posts on it. It'll last about 1-3 weeks. Just stick to your program and stay off the scale if you have to. As long as you stick to your program, your weight loss WILL start up again...

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My surgery was 9/17. Currently I’m still only managing <500 calories a day, waiting on the inevitable stall - but it’s still a 1/2 lb to 1 lb loss each morning for me. My nutritionist/dietician said if I still have energy and able to lift things as before, then she doesn’t care about my amount of Protein - I hit 20-40 daily.

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