AVERAGE WEIGHT LOSS ON VSG??
on 5/19/13 2:36 pm
I started losing weight at a fast rate...but 4 weeks post...i am starting to fluctuate as of this week....after finishing OPTIFAST...on surgery date I was 299. I am now officially down to 266. I weight in at my friends and one day her scale said I lost 7 lbs 3 days later i was back up 3 lbs....
S0 I wish I could be helpful.... but my diet is still pureed...and i'm having several boughts of constipation... I wish I could help you....all I know is i'm supposed to get 70 grams of protein into me... and I don't think i'm succeeding in that.
I wish you all the best.
there is no average weight loss everyone is different, and you can temperately gain being constipated
don't worry about the scale just try to get your protein and liquids in the weight will come off , you are probably not hungry probably have gas, you need a ppi or a change of dose of ppi
don't weigh yourself more than once a week or you will drive yourself crazy
on 5/19/13 5:17 pm
I am loosing about 1% of my body weight per week with no effort (ie I have not started exercising regularly). My weight loss has been steady since my 3rd week post op. I am now 12 weeks post op.
50-60% EWL is the average that I've always heard. Which by a lot of programs is deemed "successful".
According to Dr. Roslin in the referenced article -
2) Sleeve and bypass patients with bmi’s of 35 to 40 will lose virtually all of their excess weight. Those 40 to 50 approximately 70 to 75% of excess weight. For those above 55, they will lose 50% of excess weight. This means if your BMI is greater than 55 you will lose approximately 15 bmi units and still have bmi of 40.
Obviously, these are averages, so there will be some who do better and some who do not so well than these numbers indicate; there's no harm at all in being above average!
Average loss the first week or so is even more variable than overall results as it is heavily influenced by pre-op weight loss (we tend to lose quickly initially whether from surgery or simple dieting and then slow down, so those who have been in diet mode prior to surgery may not see as big of a loss immediately after surgery than those who lost no weight pre-op.) Add to that variables in hospital treatment (lots of fluids pumped into us often causes major water weight gain in the hospital, that then drops off rapidly), starting weights (heavier people tend to lose more gross weight in any given time, but a lower percentage of excess weight), and simple individual variances.
1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)
Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin