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hi everyone,

need help

first few weeks was great with weight loss after ESG (15lbs) but now I'm stuck! my body is toning well but no more weight is dropping off. i started eating more high Protein foods, only drink Water all throughout the day, peppermint tea in morning to soothe my stomach and acid reflux o yeah and take my Vitamins. workout around 30mins-1hr a day. any advice??

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What is your current weight? How long since you've lost any weight? It's not usual to have a stall or two, or more during weight loss stages.

Have you checked how many calories you are eating? Following your post op food guidelines? What type of workouts are you doing? If weights, fat loss may be masked by Fluid retention.

Maybe post a typical day's menu and some people may offer some suggestions.

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it's the infamous "three week stall" - happens to almost all of us (it's not always the third week - it happens within the first 4-6 weeks after surgery - but it's most often the third week, thus, the name). If you do a search of this site on the three week stall, you will find over 17,000 posts on it (and no, I am NOT kidding). Just stick to your program and stay off the scale for a few days - and know that it'll break and you'll be on your way again. It usually lasts 1-2 weeks - but I've heard of it lasting up to three for some people. (oh - and you'll likely hit more of these stalls later on your journey - perfectly normal "feature" of weight loss...)

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If you’re working out that much, try adding extra healthy calories (100ish) to your diet. That’s what worked for me when I started working out. Weight started moving again.

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every WLS group I go to... people talk about having a stall at 3ish weeks out... just be patient. You didn't gain the weight overnight, it won't come off overnight either.

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