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Plateau

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I've lost 70lbs so far after my gastric bypass but have recently hit a plateau and am stuck in the 230s for almost a month now. I am watching what I eat and exercising when I can. Any advice?
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  • EMGERBER
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    55 days ago
  • SNUZYQ2
    Yes. There's a normal slowdown that occurs when the "honeymoon period" is over - typically at 1 year following the surgery, but it may happen sooner. Your body has been operating in "starvation mode" for quite some time now and has become very clever at conserving calories for survival. Try tracking your nutrition and exercise. This useful tool will reveal how many and what kind of calories you're taking in on a regular basis. It will tell the story about whether you're overeating or not. It will underscore how few calories and nutrition you're taking in if you're not nourishing yourself enough. Along with calories, track protein grams, carbohydrate grams, fat grams and fiber grams. Compare your levels with what is recommended for you daily. Make sure you're taking your supplements properly (and are not forgetting to take them). Make sure you're getting enough protein. I broke through my plateau by adding in more calories and by nourishing myself better. This may work for you too. Get plenty of good quality sleep...at least 8 hours per night. Work on stress management if you have a lot of stress in your life. Try your best not to stress over your numbers on the scale. Notice other positive changes that are taking place. Celebrate them all. Change up your exercise plan to keep your body "guessing" over your activity level. If your "honeymoon" phase is over, you will have to work harder at continuing to lose weight. Slowly is the best way to go as this increases your chances of keeping the weight off for good. You can do this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    55 days ago
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