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Hi everyone I'm new to this so I dont really know what I'm doing ,I would like some advice please ,I had the gastric bypass 8 weeks ago ,I was 23 stone4 pound before surgery and am now 21 10 but for the last 10 days I havnt lost any weight and I am hardly eating is this normal ?

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Stalls do happen. If you don't lose any weight in three weeks, talk to your team. It is also possible that you are eating too few calories—I was, I stalled, my new nutritionist bumped me up, and the weight started slipping away again. How many calories are you eating per day? Are you getting enough Protein? Enough liquid? Are you exercising at all?

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Stalls are extremely common. The first usually starts in week 3 but can be earlier or later. They usually last 1-3 weeks. And yes I said the first stall. Many experience more as they progress.

I liked to look at a stall as my body needing to take a breath. It’s been going through a lot: surgery, change of diet, restricted calories, etc. & it’s stressed. So just like when you’re experiencing emotional stress & you want to shut the door & pull the covers over your head your body shuts down too & you don’t lose weight.

Best advice is to stick to your plan. You’ll slowly be eating more & more dense food anyway as you progress through the stages. If you are concerned have a chat with your dietician about your calorie intake especially if you’re very active again already.

If not losing upsets you, avoid weighing yourself everyday. The stall will break when your body is ready.

Good luck.

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Like Viking Beast said, although it was counterintuitive, when I increased calories I lost more not long after weight loss surgery, The nurse explained when your body thinks it’s starving it holds onto what it has. She said it’s common; also, when you do start losing again you may lose at a faster rate. It all evens out.

I ‘m about 8 months out and just barely over the weight I’d like to stay at. One week I gained one pound. I didn’t freak out. The next week I lost about a pound more than usual. It’s a process.

Eight weeks is still early out and your body is getting used to it’s new normal. You’ll get there!!!

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