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Is this normal? I am 4 weeks and 2 days post op sleeve. I am consuming 60-80 gm Protein and drinking 64 oz Fluid every day. My calorie intake is 400-600 per day. I am supposed to be at least walking for exercise. I do about half the time but I am so weak. I get lightheaded and nauseous frequently. I am just too weak to do anything. When will this end? I want to feel alive again.

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It seems like your calories might be a bit low...I think I was getting closer to 800 calories at that time. I also did not do a lot of exercise until I was able to add more calories...but I'm just lazy.

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I felt weak too for several weeks afterwards, but I added a sublingual B12 and that helped alot. I also sipped apple juice to make sure my sugar stayed up.

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7 hours ago, ColoRad Gal said:

Is this normal? I am 4 weeks and 2 days post op sleeve. I am consuming 60-80 gm Protein and drinking 64 oz Fluid every day. My calorie intake is 400-600 per day. I am supposed to be at least walking for exercise. I do about half the time but I am so weak. I get lightheaded and nauseous frequently. I am just too weak to do anything. When will this end? I want to feel alive again.

Were you actually told to keep your calories that low? 600 was more like my floor than ceiling. I ate between 600-800 calories for the first few months and then a steady progression to 800 where I stayed for some time. 400 just seems really low. Have you talked to your team about this?

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Is this normal? I am 4 weeks and 2 days post op sleeve. I am consuming 60-80 gm Protein and drinking 64 oz Fluid every day. My calorie intake is 400-600 per day. I am supposed to be at least walking for exercise. I do about half the time but I am so weak. I get lightheaded and nauseous frequently. I am just too weak to do anything. When will this end? I want to feel alive again.
For me it's been about since 6 weeks befor anything approaching normal energy. Now 8 weeks and still not quite
100% I'm on about 800 kcal now

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Try an electrolyte drink to give you a boost of energy. I found Hydralite very helpful when I had this problem. I carried a bottle of it everywhere though it was pretty sweet. The lack of energy did persist for quite some time for me. I just took things slowly. Walk around your house or yard if you can or walk with your partner or a friend until you feel stronger.

I wasn’t eating many calories at your stage - less than you are but my dietician was fine with it. You can only eat what you can eat.

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Thank you all for the suggestions. I’m going to increase my calories as much as possible. I have a super active job and with such little energy it’s going to be very difficult to get through the day.

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