11 Months Post Op....How many calories??

on 10/12/12 1:19 pm - Covington, GA
Need some help, not sure if I am doing the right thing. I track my food everyday on Myfittnespal. I am currently eating 1200 calories per day. It seemed like a lot initially but now some days i may go over a couple of calories per day. Is this normal?
on 10/12/12 1:28 pm - OH
That's close to what I was eating at that time.  But a better question is, are you still losing weight?  Do you want to lose more weight?  Or are you trying to maintain now?

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on 10/12/12 1:39 pm - Covington, GA
Thanks for responding, I always appreciate you advice. I have about 20 more to lose. I don't want to lose too much more than 20.
on 10/12/12 3:44 pm, edited 10/12/12 3:44 pm - San Antonio, TX
  • These are the rules I followed/follow: 
  • *6-9 Months After Surgery: I ate 800-900 calories a day
  • *9-12 Months After Surgery: I ate 1000 calories a day
  • *12-24 Months After Surgery: eat 1200 calories a day (I ate 1200 calories a day until 15 months when I reached my goal weight)
  • *24 Months after surgery (or when goal weight is reached before 24 months): Maintenance calories (BMR/RMR & Activity Level) (Malabsorption of calories lasts approximately 18-24 months) (I eat 1800-2000 calories a day to maintain my weight loss of 200 pounds at a weight of 131 pounds. My height is 5'4")
  • I do not participate in a formal exercise program due to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. I do move around a lot more and do a lot more walking.

Age at RNY: 55, Height: 5'4", Consultation Weight: 331 lbs-12/1/2009, RNY Surgery Weight: 281 lbs-3/22/2010, Goal Weight Reached: 141 lbs-6/23/2011, Lowest Weight: 126 lbs-12/11/2011

Current Age: 61, Current Weight: 161 lbs-5/20/2016Total Weight Loss Maintained: 170 lbs  


on 10/13/12 7:23 am - Covington, GA
Thanks so much for reply! This really helps!!!!
on 10/12/12 10:05 pm - NJ
i was eating about 1350 @ 11 months.. sometimes a litttle over

i was also still losing weight like a madmad (but also woring out alot too).. i have slowed in the weightloss as i have picked my calories up to like 1500, and i have been steady for now at 170

   ---------------(Starting Weight - 365) ------------ (Current Weight - 165) ------------    

on 10/13/12 7:24 am - Covington, GA
Mary Catherine
on 10/13/12 10:51 am
Multiply your goal weight by 10 and stick to that amount of calories to lose. So 120 x10 = 1200 etc. a good guide for losing and maintaining.
Mary Catherine
on 10/14/12 10:57 am
What surgery and when?
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