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I had mini bypass on November 25th. So I’m 5 weeks post op. SW 237, CW 217. I’m around 600-700 calories a day and only losing 2 pounds a week for the last 3 weeks. Is this normal?

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2 pounds a week is very sustainable and a good way to ensure the weight will stay off. Your calories sound right in line. I'd be happy with 2 pounds a week. Way to go!

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8 hours ago, Dqb said:

I had mini bypass on November 25th. So I’m 5 weeks post op. SW 237, CW 217. I’m around 600-700 calories a day and only losing 2 pounds a week for the last 3 weeks. Is this normal?

Maybe you're a mobile user so you can't see this, but if you fill in your profile with height, weight, etc. it's easier for people to respond to you.

600-800 cals/day with a mini gastric bypass sounds very low, but again, you could be 4 feet 10 and then it might make sense. Remember, at least for the first year or so, depending on food you eat, we malabsorb calories, too. Much more than RNY patients, who malabsorb up to 150-200 cals/day (no specific studies on a calorie amount exists for MGB patients, but it's a lot more than RNY).

Edited by MiniGastricBypassDude

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10 hours ago, Dqb said:

I had mini bypass on November 25th. So I’m 5 weeks post op. SW 237, CW 217. I’m around 600-700 calories a day and only losing 2 pounds a week for the last 3 weeks. Is this normal?

So eating 700 calories a day, one is creating a calorie deficit of 7K calories per week, if their maintenance is around 1700 cal/day. That sounds about right depending how fast your metabolism or activity. If one wants to eat more then they have to burn 500 to 1000 calories more a day instead. For me to lose 2 lb/wk, without any additional exercise, I have to eat about 700 cal/day too.

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yes - normal. The big drops that many of us see initially are mostly "water weight". After my first month, I was losing about 10 lbs a month, give or take. So that's about 2 lbs a week.

On top of that, at your weight, you're what we call a "light weight". You're not going to lose as fast as someone who starts out at over 300 lbs.

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Edit: I'm yelling into the wind of 90s RNY advice. Sigh.

Edited by MiniGastricBypassDude

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