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if it's been less than a month, it's just a normal stall which should break and you'll be on your way again. If it's been lingering on for much more than that, then you may have thrown yourself into maintenance. If you want to continue losing, then you'll have to either take in fewer calories or increase your activity - or both.

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I'm almost 18 months out. I try to keep my calories around 1300 (sometimes it's less, generally it's somewhere in the 1300's, but I've had a cheat day or two that went up to 1500). My carbs I try to keep around 80-100 (my dietitian said I can have up to 200, but that just doesn't feel right to me). And my Protein is 80-100 per doctor's orders (lately it's been more on the lower side around 85-90). I don't keep track of the fat other than to choose low fat or no fat options when it comes to food. As to stalls... they're apart of the journey. You can try adjusting your diet where you think it needs it. I've adjusted my sodium intake to break a stall, upped my carb intake, lowered my carb intake, upped my calories, lowered my calories, etc. It rarely helps. Mostly, I just try and ride it out and continue to make the healthier food choices. My longest stall was 47 days and I was resigned that I must have hit maintenance, but it DID eventually break and I've lost five pounds since that stall broke almost a month ago. My best advice is to log what you're eating, keep making healthy choices, and adjust if you feel you need it. And try to remain positive! You've come a long way to get where you are and you've done an amazing job at it! Positivity goes a lot farther than negativity though, admittedly, it can be hard to remain positive during stalls...

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How many calories is everyone averaging within the first few weeks of surgery? I am on Day 5 and average about 400. I’m curious. I am having a hard time with the Protein Drinks.< /p>

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The number of calories differs person to person. I’m not very tall, have a smaller frame, am in my mid 50s, not very active & I consume about 1200 calories a day to maintain my weight where it is now. If I was a taller, younger, &/or a more active person I’d need more calories to maintain.

While losing I was eating only about 300 calories to begin, slowly increasing as I progressed. I was at about 600 around month 3 or 4 & probably closer to 1000 at goal at 6 months. I had to keep increasing my intake to try to stop losing in maintenance. But this was me. What you need to lose, or maintain, may be completely different.

As @catwoman7 said you could be in a stall or have reached maintenance - calorie intake matches the calories your body needs to burn to function. If it’s a stall, stick to your plan & what you’ve been doing & it will break. If you’ve reached maintenance & want to lose more you will need to increase your activity &/or decrease your caloric intake. But remember what ever you do has to be sustainable to then maintain the weight you eventually do reach.

Good luck & congrats on the weight you’ve lost so far.

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Thank you all so much my stall finally broke. I started tracking my food and I am down to 172 now it was a long stall and I was getting worried but I'm glad I didn't give up. I put all snack food and unhealthier options out of sight and it really worked this weekend we are rearranging the pantry and fridge to keep my heathier stuff with in eye shot for me and so I don't have to hunt for my items.

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I just had my 3 month follow up. I asked the same question. I am 800-900 cal. Usually do 1000 or less. No more than 30g fat
80-100g protien. And 200 sugar. But I took sugar outta the diet anyhow and I don't do many carbs. Definitely no added sugars.

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