Mz Incredible

How much calories should I be eating at 7 months out?

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Does anyone know how many calories i should be getting in @ 7 months out, I think I am not getting enough and exercising way to much....HELP PLEASE???

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Sweetheart - you are going to get a lot of different answers to that question because our calorie needs are based on our age, weight and level of activity (and metabolism).

But I've just checked myfitday for 7 months out and I was averaging 1,100 calories a day and weighed around 180/190lb and that wasn't enough given my level of exercise.

This calculator will help in giving you an indication of your needs - it's pretty accurate for me: Calculate the Calories I Need Per Day

Given your age and weight (I guessed your height at around 65"), you're going to need around 2,000-2,200 just to maintain your weight without exercise. To lose a pound a week you need to reduce that by about 500 calories a day (bringing you to approx, 1,800 cals).

But that doesn't factor in your exercise.

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pssst... I've not ever counted a calorie.

:eek:

Kimber~

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Our bariatric nurse wont allow us to count anything but protein and sugar. Says the rest will work out if we are following the eating plan and the other rules.

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i tried that calorie counter mrs. corrine and it says that i need 2900 calories a day with one hour of exercise!! i exercise for about and hour if not longer but i dont eat NEAR that amount!!!! what to do??? stop exercising and i will lose more weight maybe?? i love exercising now though, i actually feel guilty if i don't

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Ms. Corrine,

But the amount of calories that WLS patients should get daily, isn't it different from a regular person with a regular stomach? I don't want to be taking in the same amount of a regular person, because I want to continue to lose weight, which by the way has totally stop again, but i figured I'm doing everything perfect, and my body is simply playing the fool.

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i tried that calorie counter mrs. corrine and it says that i need 2900 calories a day with one hour of exercise!! i exercise for about and hour if not longer but i dont eat NEAR that amount!!!! what to do??? stop exercising and i will lose more weight maybe?? i love exercising now though, i actually feel guilty if i don't

Of course you can't eat that amount - I couldn't at your stage either (as pointed out above). But you can increase your calories - drinking some milk, adding a protein shake are good ways to do that. And as time goes on, you'll be able to eat more anyway.

That calorie counter is just giving you an indication of what your real needs are likely to be down the road but no one's expecting you to consume that many calories in the early months.

Often, slow weight loss and stalls are a direct result of not eating enough calories/protein.

Ms. Corrine,

But the amount of calories that WLS patients should get daily, isn't it different from a regular person with a regular stomach? I don't want to be taking in the same amount of a regular person, because I want to continue to lose weight, which by the way has totally stop again, but i figured I'm doing everything perfect, and my body is simply playing the fool.

Down the road, you're going to be eating like a regular person with a regular stomach (minus the restrictions of sugars and fats).

As I mentioned above, at your stage out, I was consuming around 1,100 calories/day.

Once I was at "goal" (around 14-15 months out), with the level of exercise I was doing, I had to up my calorie intake to around 1,800 to 2,200 to maintain my weight (which is what that calculator suggests for me at my age, height, weight and level of activity).

Be guided by what your surgeon/NUT recommends for people at your stage.

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I'm 5 months out and I log all of my food. I usually take in anywhere between 800 -900 calories a day.

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I was told that around 6 months, I would hit about 1000 calories. And during the first few months, it's 500-600 calories a day. Don't know if it's true or not. It's what I was told by the nurse practitioner.

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pssst... I've not ever counted a calorie.

:eek:

Kimber~

Same here.

And here's why. It not about how many calories you eat, it is about how many calories you absorb. And when you are malapsorptive for much of your caloric intake after a bypass, it is pretty difficult to pin down your intake/absorption to even a general number.

For example, Calories absorbed from:

Simple carbs - all of these

Complex carbs - some of these

Protien (shakes) - most of these

Protien (meat) - some of these

Fat - some of these

Basically all I do is take out the simple carbs and limit the complex carbs. I do not count calories from protein, since we HAVE to get this in. And I only watch my fat intake to the extent that if I overdo it, I will get sick.

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