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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,575
7/24/13 12:37 P


I agree with the previous poster that because you've been prescribed a specific diet, you should go back to your doctor and/or dietitian to get advice on how to make changes.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
7/24/13 12:31 P

I think there are a couple specific SparkTeams for people who have had lap band & gastric bypass surgeries. Those teams might have some resources that will help you out!

I would keep following your doctor's and nutritionist's advice. If you are having trouble implementing their recommendations, go back to them and get a more specific plan.

I know one person who had surgery for weight loss (not sure what type), and it really worked well for her. It took some time and patience, though, and I know it wasn't easy for her to change her diet. But five (six? maybe longer!) years later she's kept it off & has never been happier. Good luck!

ARETHAS Posts: 11
7/24/13 11:53 A

Well, I had the lapband surgery and they want me to consume 70-80 grams of proteing a day but I am having a hard time doing that. I stay full for hours now and that is just from around a 13 grams of protein meal. so I am not getting enough protein at all

NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (238,169)
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7/24/13 11:40 A

Did your nutritionist recommend a calorie level for your day? 700 calories a day is not much - your body burns off a lot more than that in just normal activities and maintaining bodily functions. I'm surprised your doctor would recommend 3 meals and no snacking. If it were me, I would consider the nutritionist to be more knowledgeable as far as diet. The small frequent meals help to keep metabolism higher. Snacks can be healthy such as fruits or veggies, etc. There are a lot of articles here on SP about snacking - you might want to do a search and check those out.

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 16,092
7/24/13 10:50 A

no way you are eating enough.

ARETHAS Posts: 11
7/24/13 10:43 A

Thanks for responding. Yes I am tracking my foods and I usually get around 694 calories a day maybe no more than 730. My doctor said i need to eat less calories than i burn off so that is what i am trying to do. I mentioned to him that the nutritionist said to eat 6 small meals a day and he told me no he only want me to eat 3 proportioned sized meals a day and not to snack inbetween.

NEVERORNOW SparkPoints: (238,169)
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7/24/13 10:19 A

Okay, you don't say at what point you are in with your weight loss or how long you've been doing this, but I wonder if you are tracking your food and staying within the recommended calorie range for your height/activity level, etc. Eating too FEW calories can prevent weight loss as well as cause other problems as is explained in this article
so you might want to check that out.

If that's not the problem, you may be getting a lot more calories than you realize in foods other than sweets. I'm no expert but if you don't get a response from one here, you might want to try the "Diet and Nutrition" forum. Good luck to you, and don't give up!

ONTHEPATH2 SparkPoints: (155,236)
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7/24/13 10:19 A

I know it sounds crazy, but maybe you are not eating enough? I try to shake up my calorie intake going from the high to low end of my calorie range on a regular basis. I find the days I am stuck are days I usually eat on the light end and when I eat a little more, I may go up a slight amount but the next day, I come down that amount plus a little more. If I eat the low end for more than 4 days straight, I get stuck.

07SOJO Posts: 1,652
7/24/13 10:17 A

You also need to ensure you are getting enough calories. If you cut your calories in half, your body will hold onto the fat because of the drastic calorie change.

07SOJO Posts: 1,652
7/24/13 10:15 A

Have you tried eating 6 small meals a day, rather than 3. It helps keep your metabolism up. Keep moving forward; you will start to see some loss soon.

ARETHAS Posts: 11
7/24/13 9:49 A

Okay, I have cut all of my foods in half, eating food only 3 times a day cut out most sweets, I may eat something sweet maybe 3 times during the whole month and doing Zumba at least 3 to 4 times a week for at least 45 minutes and I am at a stand still with my weight. starting to get mad.

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