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Had VSG 5/5. I was losing really easily and fast until about a month ago. Stopped at 229 pounds…. eating 1,000-1,200 cal per day plus some exercise. Maybe I am eating too many carbs? Nutritionist said limit to 70 grams of carbs per day, 100 Protein, 26 gms fat, 25 gms sugar. So multiplying out. that is 70x4 plus 100x4 plus 26x9 plus 25x4….. 280 plus 400 plus 234 plus 100. That equals 1,014 cal total per day.

I have a lot of injuries but I think I really need to add strength training. Plus I agree with another post; I do need to get a food scale and weigh everything I eat.

Looking back at MyPlate where i record my food intake, I can honestly see that i am eating around 200-225 grams of total carbs per day and only around 50-60 protein.

HEY I think I just solved my own dilemma!!! Can I get some positive strokes? thanks in advance!!!😀😀😀

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When was your surgery? I read recently that sleeve patients should max at 900 calories for the rest of their life. I do know we are to drink then wait 30 min., eat until full but don't go over a cup, drink after 30 min., eat again 2 hrs or so later if getting hungry. I need to follow those rules myself. I would wait until I'm full then stop then work on finishing my plate when I had room again. That's not 2 hrs. My Dr has me at 60g of Protein a day, since Day 1 of my surgery. We both need to stick to the rules. Our stomach can't handle more than a cup of anything inside it.

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The surgery was on May 5th. I appreciate you sharing the info about eating one cup max, wait 30 min before drinking. I definitely max out at around 1 cup of food. More than that, it comes back up.

I think I am going to start circuit training at Planet Fitness, record each day’s workout in a notebook. I have been rather haphazard & inconsistent with the exercise. Also going to get a good food scale.

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1 hour ago, brenda.vandruff@yahoo.com said:

I read recently that sleeve patients should max at 900 calories for the rest of their life.

From what I have read on this forum, this is def not the norm.

As a sleeve patient myself (3 years post op) I average 1800-2000 calories a day, and have been maintaining my current weight for over 2 years (and I'm 5'2", 115 lbs)

Everyone will have different maintenance calories depending on a whole slew of factors. Each person needs to figure out what that is for their own individual set of circumstances.

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2 hours ago, SoulGardener said:

I agree with another post; I do need to get a food scale and weigh everything I eat.

Hi! I agree this is a good idea. Its very easy to underestimate when one is eyeballing and guessing. You would be surprised how fast uncounted calories add up!

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I added up the calories the nutritionist recommended in my last visit: 865. Now I am trying to find a nutrition or diet app that allows you to go that low. All the ones I have seen so far stop at 1,200.

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4 minutes ago, SoulGardener said:

I added up the calories the nutritionist recommended in my last visit: 865. Now I am trying to find a nutrition or diet app that allows you to go that low. All the ones I have seen so far stop at 1,200.

I use MFP and it can go that low.

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I tried My Fitness Pal but it costs $20 per month & will not allow me to go below 1460 based on parameters it asked me to enter. How do you get it to allow you to put in your own calorie intake?

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You can force it to your macros, but it just won't let you complete your diary.

To the OP: the 25g of sugar is included in your 70g of carbs, so your total is:

( 70 g Protein + 100 g carbs ) x 4 = 680 cal

26 g fat x 9 = 234 cal

Total 914 cal

Here's one thing, though: a LOT of products have started trying to cheat on their nutrition labels. One example is Mission brand "Carb Balance" tortillas, which claim to be 70 calories per tortilla. If you look at the nutrition facts, they have 5g protein, 3 g fat, and 19 g carbs of which 15 g is dietary Fiber. (5 x 4) + (3 x 9) + (19 x 4) = 123 cal. However, they're not counting the dietary fiber, so they come up with 70. Dietary fiber still counts as calories! So make sure you do cocktail-napkin math before you take the nutrition label as gospel!

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Not sure where you got 900 per day for eternitiy - We're all different and will have different requirements. Yes, there are standards, but I would question ANY physician or nutritionist who made that sort of statement.

Looking at your surgery date - Is this your first stall? If so, it could really be as simple as your body levelling out and you'll pick back up shortly.

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2 hours ago, SoulGardener said:

How do you get it to allow you to put in your own calorie intake?

@vikingbeast is correct. The paid version allows you to set goals based on macros thus sets a calorie goal based on those macros.

1 hour ago, vikingbeast said:

but it just won't let you complete your diary.

Yep - I've been using MFP for 3 years and not once have I ever "completed" a diary entry in the sense that I have never pressed the COMPLETE DIARY button at the top right-hand corner. Honestly I don't even know what it provides, lol. I am still able to get data and trends without it.

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1 hour ago, vikingbeast said:

Dietary Fiber still counts as calories!

Hmmmm...it was always my understanding that dietary fibre (specifically insoluble fibre) is undigestable and just passes through ones body, therefore does not contribute to calorie intake?

I wonder if the fibre component in nutritional labels refer only to insoluble fibre?

...time to Google!!

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54 minutes ago, ms.sss said:

Hmmmm...it was always my understanding that dietary fibre (specifically insoluble fibre) is undigestable and just passes through ones body, therefore does not contribute to calorie intake?

I wonder if the fibre component in nutritional labels refer only to insoluble fibre?

...time to Google!!

You’re right about insoluble Fiber. I can tell you for sure that nutrition labels are a combination of soluble and insoluble. Very rarely they’ll be called out separately but it’s really unusual. My NUT says if you can’t tell if it’s insoluble fiber you have to assume it’s not and count it.

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Your surgery was May. You',re at 4 months. It's 1/4 cup for the first three months. Then progress another 1/4 at six months to give you 1/2. You have two more months to go for that. 3l4 at 9 months. 4/4 at 1 year and the rest of your life. You should only be eating 1/4 cup every 2-3 hours and no more! My stomach barely fit 1/4 and I three up if I went over. I went to a class and had material telling me what to eat at so many weeks. You can find that online. My doctor told me, but you should find online that you start at 1/4 cup.

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27 minutes ago, brenda.vandruff@yahoo.com said:

Your surgery was May. You',re at 4 month. … You should only be …

Following the advice of your bariatric team. Every person and program is different. What suits one of us doesn’t suit everyone.
Like for myself- I’ve also had 3ft of my small intestines removed because of a hernia so I malabsorb calories and their nutrients. So sticking to what you’re saying I would end up with malnutrition issues and be sick.

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