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    Gastric Sleeve Member denzel's Avatar
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    This is an interesting video

    (BTW, I am on Mirtazapine and am NOT 10 -15 kg heavier due to it!).

    No doubt @Tinman will slam me for the below.

    (However, keep in mind that I am 3 1/2 years post-op, my BMI is 21.9, and and am in a low body fat % for my age (age 55, female, post-menopausal, numerous non-obesity related medical problems primarily neuro-immune).
    I shall leave it up to you to compare who is "travelling the best". I know that I am not still remarkably overweight/obese... and that I eat healthy, wholesome, nutritious, "real food" - including vegetables ... )

    * Go back to basics.
    * Plan your meals.
    * Try not to have snacks as part of the plan.
    * Use apps to track your "macros" - fat, protein, carbohydrates. I believe that "MapMyFitness" is a good one for Americans.
    * Don't go shopping on an empty stomach.
    * Make sure that you are well hydrated.
    * Go on a ketogenic diet - natural, wholesome, nutritious, fresh food. There is plenty of scientifically based evidence to show that a ketogenic or LCHF (Low Carb Healthy Fat) diet is the most effective for weight loss, reversing Type 2 Diabetes, better management of Type 1 Diabetes, and eliminating or reducing obesity-related diseases.*
    * Use portion controlled crockery and tiny cutlery to help manage over-eating.
    * Get yourself some good support - be it from another WLS site, Dietitian, Psychologist, whatever.
    Weigh yourself weekly. If you don't already have some, get some updated scales that also measure hydration, body fat % - and there are more available with advanced features such as lean muscle mass and bone %. These have come down in price significantly over the years, and now offer more advanced features.
    * Join - or start up - an "Accountability" thread.
    * Set a goal weight. Don't settle for the "60-80% of your excess weight" i.e. 60-80% of your weight above a BMI of 24.9. (i am 153.5 cm, I shall leave you to do the maths). I PAID to see a dietitian who experienced in WLS. She set me, long range goal, to be - using my height, 153.5 cm, then minus 100 to give me a goal weight of 53 kg +/- 3 + - (weight range 50-56 kg). 3 1/2 years out I am 51.61 kg. But I "work at it". Every day.
    *HINT* settle for a weight (kg) +/- 3 kg of your long range goal weight in kgs .

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    Gastric Sleeve Member denzel's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Default Re: Weight Gain

    Also remember 20, 20, 20! Chew your tiny mouthful of food 20 times on one side of your mouth, 20 times on the other. Swallow. Wait 20 seconds before your reload your tiny cutlery with food. Slowing down your eating allows the signal from your intestine to your brain that food is in there and that you don't need to keep eating.

    All the best!



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    If you could lose it once, you can lose it again. Don't let a minor setback stop you from your goals! You are stronger than you know and you will make it happen

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    Default Re: Weight Gain

    First of all, don't be embarrassed, it can happen to any of us! I weigh myself daily just so I have no huge surprises. If I'm up, I'm extra careful.

    My advice would be to review your beginning materials and just get back on track to how a sleeved person should be eating. Exercise. Cut the crap. Drink your water. Protein first at every meal. You can do it!

    I joined Weight Watchers to help me with an 8 pound gain. It worked. They eat how we should. Just an idea. Others use My Fitness Pal or count calories, find what works for you. Maintenance is not easy, but none of us want to go back.



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