I had the laparoscopic gastric bypass when I was 38. I lost about 190 pounds in just a little over a year’s time! I have been mainly eating proteins and kept the same weight of 165 pounds for about a year.
The problem is that I reached 3 years post-op and I began to gain some weight back… about 20 pounds in six months time. I don’t really know why, since I eat mostly proteins AND I exercise. I guess it’s because I am able to eat more and perhaps my body is absorbing certain things instead of discarding them. Perhaps there is some water weight gain? Some muscle? Not sure. And I don’t know why it goes up and down about 4 pounds.
All I want is to drop ten pounds! I eat very little bread in my diet. I don’t drink coffee or tea at all. I cut back on the skim milk since milk has too much sugar in it. I don’t do fast food or candy bars or ice cream or desserts. My diet is ice water, raw vegetables, low fat cottage cheese, oysters, tuna, salad, nuts, seltzer, lean meat, nonfat no sugar added yogurt. Sometimes I eat hard cheese or some wheat bread but only about once a week.
I walk 1-3 miles a day and I do aerobics every other day for about 15 minutes. I am disabled, so I cannot endure a rigorous workout. I am unable to run or jog. I walk and I do the best I can with tae bo at home.
I increased my water intake and I lose no more than 4 lbs. Then in 2 weeks those 4 lbs return. It is stressful!! I wake up and my weight is the FIRST thing on my mind! It makes no sense since I am still wearing the same clothes and people say I look skinny and they see no weight gain.
MY plan is to simply return to what my surgeon originally told me to do right after I had surgery: Have only clear liquids for nearly 2 weeks. Then I will move on to soft foods like cream soups, poached eggs, sugar free pudding… I heard that someone else went through this and he lost about 20 lbs. So that’s my plan of action. Hope this helps me and anyone else reading this and looking for ideas!