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Hello there, my sister had gastric bypass surgery about 3 years ago. She lost beautiful weight in the first year. She started gaining weight the next year. She continued to gain weight even though she went to dietitian control and tried various diets. She was already eating less, they tried even smaller portions with the dietician, she gained weight again. She can hardly eat anything now but still continues to gain weight. how is this problem solved? Has anyone had such a problem before, if it happened, and if ze was able to solve it, how could ze solve it?

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Barring any medical reasons eg thyroid issues, compromised metabolism for other reasons or medication that causes weight gain, we gain weight when we eat calories over what our bodies use for energy.

We can only speculate and a couple of things to be considered are eating a lot more calories than realising eg very calorie dense food; or secret eating.

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I agree with Hop_Scotch. Unless there's something like a thyroid issue, she's eating too much.

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Has she had her cortisol levels checked ?

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33 minutes ago, CLC1981 said:

Has she had her cortisol levels checked ?

didn't think of that - that could be, too...

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53 minutes ago, CLC1981 said:

Has she had her cortisol levels checked ?

Thanks, they checked before but now not. When she goes to the doctor, she will have checked her thyroid and cortisol level.

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She needs a major medical check up - All her blood levels like Vitamins, Thyroid including all the specific ones, diabetes checked, metabolic rates, heart, kidney and liver values looked at. Then she needs to also be writing down everything she puts in her mouth for a week or longer and every thing she does physically. Calories in and Calories burned.

I lost 145 pounds started at 320. I gained 45 over about 6 years. Got back into healthy lifestyle and better choices and lost 47 pounds. Did that slowly over 15 months. Maintaining for the last 9 months. But know that I have to control carbs and make choices. Frankly mine are to have a chocolate treat every day. And I do. But I eat plenty of Protein, cheese, fun salads, vegetables, fruits and very little complex carbs other than my chocolate treats !

But the pounds CAN sneak back on.

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