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5.5 months out --- How many calories do you eat?

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I know this is going to vary quite a bit between people and I know I should ask my nutritionist, BUT I am just genuinely curious how many calories and how much protein you eating? 

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As many will tell you, it varies for everyone but I was at around 850 calories a day.  How much exercise do you get a day?  Calories in need to be balanced with calories out.

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About four-six months out I felt pretty crummy--my nutritionist had me up my calorie intake and I felt a lot better.

I was maybe ~900? I didn't track anything specific though, sorry!

Now I'm around 2,000 per day.

Like PapaG said, it really depends on your current size and activity level.

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I never tracked calories.  My goal was and is 60-80 grams of protein and total carbs below 40-50 but sometimes more when I'm more active.  My carbs are from fresh non starchy veggies, berries, and dairy. Today I'm at about 750 calories with 80g protein and 31g carbs. 

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My team says 800-900 calories and 60-90 grams of protein.  I am almost 8 months post op and have an unrestricted (types of food) diet. Still don't want eggs.   

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500 to -900 calories  i somehow cant get up to 1,000 :/

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I am 6 months out I am eating around 1500-2000. Cheese is a decent portion of my cals 400-800 most days of just cheese. But I would rather eat an extra few ounces of cheese than a few ounces of sugary food. I was already below my weight loss goal before my revision. 

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On 9/11/2016 at 11:07 PM, LeeC said:

My team says 800-900 calories and 60-90 grams of protein.  I am almost 8 months post op and have an unrestricted (types of food) diet. Still don't want eggs.   

How do you get that much protein? Do you do protein drinks

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I have one protein drink a day. For a long time it was Atkins Lift which has 20 grams of protein and 1 carb.  More recently I drink Premier Protein which has 30 grams of protein and 5 carbs.  My cereal is Pure Addication granola - 40 grams of cereal has 7 protein and 9 carbs and I add 2 oz of unsweetened almond milk (0 carb, 0 protein).  The rest of the day is various foods, mostly lean meats or Old Wisconsin Turkey Sticks (has protein and no carbs).  I don't require a lot of variety in what I eat.

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1 hour ago, LeeC said:

I have one protein drink a day. For a long time it was Atkins Lift which has 20 grams of protein and 1 carb.  More recently I drink Premier Protein which has 30 grams of protein and 5 carbs.  My cereal is Pure Addication granola - 40 grams of cereal has 7 protein and 9 carbs and I add 2 oz of unsweetened almond milk (0 carb, 0 protein).  The rest of the day is various foods, mostly lean meats or Old Wisconsin Turkey Sticks (has protein and no carbs).  I don't require a lot of variety in what I eat.

I eat the same things days after day, however, at some point I switch to something else. The only thing that has remained a staple in my adult life for many years, including way beyond WLS, is cheddar cheese. My go-to these days are the individually wrapped cheddar cheese portions from Cabot, as well as a few other types (Fontina, Colby, and Fontina).

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