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Hello everyone! I'm new to this site. I had Gastric sleeve done on 12/28/2020. Today marks 4 weeks post op and I feel pretty good. My only concern right now is my first stall. I lost 17 lbs for the first week after surgery. Then I hit a stall. Which was fine my doctor warned me about it and he said it would last a little bit. So I expected 1 week to 2 weeks max. But today I hit the 3 week mark on this stall and my weight keeps fluctuating 3 lbs. I gain 3lbs and I lose 3 lbs. I'm very frustrated. I've gotten between 70 and 80 oz of Water each day and Protein is about the same. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Has anyone experienced this much time between stalls? I see my doctor on Wednesday. So I will definitely ask him if it's normal. I'm just curious if anyone else has gone through this?

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Hello I had the sleeve done 11/30 and week 2 I had a stall that lasted 3 weeks and I gained 5 pounds. I went to the nutritionist and she told me I needed to eat more because my body is going into starvation mode. After I did that I started to se a few pounds come off. I still think its not enough. I see the doctor tomorrow he will let me know what he thinks.

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Hello, I had bypass 12/17 and hadn’t lost weight since 1/1/2021. Today I finally went down a pound and am *hoping* this “stall” is over... 25 days is a long time, made me feel like a failure, but I’ll remain hopeful. I say “stall” because I know through photos and measurements that I was losing inches.

good luck, I hope your stall ends quickly!

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Mine lasted two weeks, but a friend of mine (another RNY patient) had her first stall last three weeks - so it's not unheard of. Just stick to your plan and stay off the scale if you need to, and it WILL break - it always does!

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Thank you all for the encouraging words! I will try upping my calories. My nutritionist said that they didn't want us to snack during the day, just 3 meals per day. But I can only get 1.5 to 2.5 oz of food in per meal. And I've noticed that I am getting hungry 2 hours later but I don't eat. I usually just drink a little bit of my Protein Shake. I try not to drink a full Premier Protein between meals because then I don't want to eat during meals time and I get even less food in. I'm starting see how tricky this balance is going to be lol. I will be email my nutritionist and see what she says about small Snacks.

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My surgery was 12/29. I have been stalled for 15 days and thinking this is going to last a bit longer. I have pushed myself the past two days to eat more so I'm up to 800-900 calories. Are you walking also? I'm a bit tired still but got 7k steps in yesterday, which is about 2k more than normal.

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Congrats on your surgery. Yep, stalls are frustrating. You’re dropping pounds then nothing. Look at it as your body playing catch-up. It’s going through a lot & is taking a break.

My longest stall was 2 1/2 weeks when I was 1 kg from goal. Grrr. It was right there ... I never changed a thing & my stalls still broke.

There’s a lot talk about starvation mode & upping calorie intake. The term starvation mode is actually incorrect. The correct term to describe what is occurring is adaptive thermogenesis. This is the body reducing the metabolism rate (calories burnt) in response to a reduction in caloric intake. Weight loss will reduce the number of calories you burn but studies show it’s only about 6 calories per pound lost. But a high Protein diet can boost your metabolism by 80 - 100 calories per day. So I guess the take away is make sure you’re meeting your protein goals each day to keep your metabolism up & counter balance any metabolic slow down from a reduced caloric intake.

Good luck. This too will pass.

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Msjessiruiz, did you have the sleeve? The hunger every 2 hours is common. Don’t start caving into that hunger with a snack. It’s a horrible habit that will lead to weight gain. Trust me. I had the sleeve years ago with the same issue.

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Msjessiruiz, did you have the sleeve? The hunger every 2 hours is common. Don’t start caving into that hunger with a snack. It’s a horrible habit that will lead to weight gain. Trust me. I had the sleeve years ago with the same issue.
What did you do to control the hunger every two hours? I have that problem! I had my sleeve done on 12/28/20 also. But my doctor didn't seem to mind that I had a slice of turkey deli meat in between the meals. I eat three times a day. But have something with Protein in it between. Usually the deli meat or some stick cheese or humus. I haven't hit a stall yet though. I was 306 the day of surgery and was 268 on Tuesday.

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4 hours ago, JessicaLY said:

What did you do to control the hunger every two hours? I have that problem! I had my sleeve done on 12/28/20 also. But my doctor didn't seem to mind that I had a slice of turkey deli meat in between the meals. I eat three times a day. But have something with Protein in it between. Usually the deli meat or some stick cheese or humus. I haven't hit a stall yet though. I was 306 the day of surgery and was 268 on Tuesday.

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Not a sleever and not on 3 meals a day, but just wanted to say congrats on your wonderful loss! Why change a winning team - it sounds like you're doing so well :)

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Not a sleever and not on 3 meals a day, but just wanted to say congrats on your wonderful loss! Why change a winning team - it sounds like you're doing so well [emoji4]
Oh thank you so much! And you're right. I guess changing it now wouldn't benefit me any more. Lol. I just didn't think of it that way. I just thought of it as always snacking and didn't wanna go back to that habit.
I have been exercising and going to the gun since like day 6, so that may be why I'm doing well. Again, thank you for your encouraging words! [emoji5]

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26 minutes ago, JessicaLY said:

Oh thank you so much! And you're right. I guess changing it now wouldn't benefit me any more. Lol. I just didn't think of it that way. I just thought of it as always snacking and didn't wanna go back to that habit.
I have been exercising and going to the gun since like day 6, so that may be why I'm doing well. Again, thank you for your encouraging words!

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You're more than welcome! Between us, I think they discourage snacking in some programs because that's like the way to 'eat around' the sleeve for you guys. Still, we also know being actively hungry makes people - well, the hormonal system that controls so much of our behavior, really - give up on the plan at some point.

It's a MILLION times better to have a plan that works for you than it is to feel guilty about the choices you make.

Maybe just make a rule for yourself that if you're snacking between meals, it's something to satisfy hunger, not emotion. Or whatever works for you :)

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