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Hey everyone,

I just finished 3 months post VSG and am on my fourth month! I just met with my nutritionist and sadly I have only lost 5 pounds in around 50 days.

My plan doesn’t require me to stop carbs or anything, they just want me to hit 60g or Protein (I’m hitting around 30g)

I thought I was doing really well! I’ve been working out and the mirror is my friend, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train after seeing my weight hasn’t moved at all.

Does anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks,
Lady caterpillar

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Seems strange.

What did your nutritionist say? Are you tracking your food, know exactly how many calories you are taking in? Three months out, why are you only getting 30g of Protein a day? How is your Fluid intake?

My plan allows me all foods also. My dietician stresses a balanced diet with some thing in moderation. Always focus on protein and veggies first and then add some carbs if I can. I track every single thing including fluids to make sure I am staying within my allowed calories/macros and hitting my goals.

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I asked her for a diet that I can follow .. coz clearly eating balanced isn’t working for me! She said to try it for two weeks and check back in. The only goals I have are the 60 grams of Protein and 2 liters of Water. I keep starting tracking my food and then stopping because it’s so difficult to figure out the qty when you have two bites and then don’t want anymore and so on but I guess that’s the link I’m missing. It’s so counter productive but all I want to do now is skip the gym, drive home and get on the couch :(

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If you weigh/measure the food before you start then weigh/measure it when you finish you can figure out how much you ate.

You may not be eating enough if you are really eating 2/3 bites and that's it. If you are not eating your body will go into starvation mode and store everything rather than burning it. Same with the Protein, you need to hit that goal so you can nourish your body and it doesn't starve.

Maybe try prepping a few days of meals at a time so you don't have to keep measuring your foods, you will just know what it is and can reuse the data. It may make it less cumbersome for you that way?

It really is amazing how people "think" they are eating in comparison to how they are actually eating. Tracking is key here, even just until you get the hang of it.

Once I decided to have WLS I had my first dietician apt and at that moment started tracking without any change. I was disgusted to see how many calories and fat I was eating in a day. Wondering why I am so fat when I don't really eat that much. I was also one of those "eat 3000 calories once a day" type of people rather than 3 balanced meals. All of these things effect weight loss and/or gain. But when it really comes down to it, it is the calorie deficit that forces weight loss.

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3 hours ago, Ladycaterpillar said:

Hey everyone,

I just finished 3 months post VSG and am on my fourth month! I just met with my nutritionist and sadly I have only lost 5 pounds in around 50 days.

My plan doesn’t require me to stop carbs or anything, they just want me to hit 60g or Protein (I’m hitting around 30g)

I thought I was doing really well! I’ve been working out and the mirror is my friend, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train after seeing my weight hasn’t moved at all.

Does anyone have any advice for me?

Thanks,
Lady caterpillar

Your profile doesn't show what your current weight is, only the weight you've lost. Knowing your current weight will give us some context to your post. You may be fairly close to a healthy weight and if that's the case weight loss will be lower slower now.

I am assuming you've have dropped clothing sizes, but perhaps weight loss isn't being reflecting on the scales? If by working out you mean weights, any fat loss you may have had in the past few weeks may be masked by Fluid retention.

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I’m far from a healthy weight unfortunately, am at 102 kg. I have dropped clothing sizes thank god! I think I’m probably eating too much and need to track diligently. Such a hard pill to swallow. I’ve read a lot about not weighing yourself too often but I think I went too far in the other direction.

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On 08/05/2022 at 08:01, Ladycaterpillar said:

Hey everyone,



I just finished 3 months post VSG and am on my fourth month! I just met with my nutritionist and sadly I have only lost 5 pounds in around 50 days.



My plan doesn’t require me to stop carbs or anything, they just want me to hit 60g or Protein (I’m hitting around 30g)



I thought I was doing really well! I’ve been working out and the mirror is my friend, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train after seeing my weight hasn’t moved at all.



Does anyone have any advice for me?



Thanks,

Lady caterpillar

I feel your frustration! I’ve only lost about 60 lbs in the past year and a half since my VSG. My dietitian isnt very helpful in my trying to get my grams of Protein other than adding Protein Shakes which definitely slows down my weight loss! I’ve resorted to eating (and tracking!) an all protein diet (eggs, fish, chicken, etc..) and adding in small amounts of green veggies. To get to my protein goals I have to add a Protein Powder like unflavored GENEPRO to my food and drinks. I only weigh myself a few days a week. Now I’ve developed terrible acid reflux and a hiatal hernia so I’m going to be revised to a RNY. I’m hoping it will fix a multitude of issues!!! Hang in there! Take a look at MyFitnessPal to track your food and macros!

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