KETO after VSG?

Nikki B.
on 2/1/18 8:16 pm

I'm 10 months out from my VSG and am stalled. I have been looking into the KETO diet as I've heard contradicting things. Some say VSG-ers can do KETO just have to decrease the fat %'s where few say it isn't good. What do you think? I'm struggling as to not knowing how much of what I need to get. I don't feel my surgerons staff was too helpful in this aspect of life after a VSG. I'm going Monday to a new nutritionist who has experience with WLS patients. I'd really like to hear from you, someone who has lived this life first hand and knows what works more than someone who has "read about it"....

Any advice is greatly appreciated!! I am determined to make the best of this and keep losing to get to my GW! Thanks everyone!

Sleeved on 3.27.17 5'7" HW: 359 SW: 335.8 CW: 257 GW: 140

I am an extremely proud Momma & Blessed Wife from South Louisiana.

jenorama
on 2/1/18 8:41 pm - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

Pretty close to keto is how you should be eating--protein forward with limited carbs. Protein and fat are the most satiating things and the main way keto works is by providing maximum satisfaction with fewer calories. There isn't really anything magic as at its core, it's still calories in vs calories out. You're 10 months out, so you've probably lost a lot of weight and now your caloric deficit isn't as much as it was when you were maybe 100 or so pounds heavier.

Before embarking on something complicated and possibly unsustainable, I would suggest taking a hard look at your intake. The most successful people track their intake very closely. There are several trackers online and on mobile to help you do this, My Fitness Pal and Lose It! being a couple of the most popular. You put in your age, weight and set a goal and the app automatically adjusts your calorie count as you lose weight.

Take the opportunity to chat with your nutritionist about the different ways of tracking and get input on what she thinks would be an achievable rate of weight loss for you. It'll take a bit more effort now, but your goal is still achievable. :D

Jen

Nikki B.
on 2/1/18 9:27 pm

Thank you soooo much for the helpful information. I've been tracking for a while now and I certainly will keep on. I'm going to analyze everything and go from there. I'll check on the app to see what amount I need to aim for each day along with my water. I'll be more active here too because I want to hold myself accountable and learn as much as I can from y'all. Plus it helps to talk to people who are going through or have gone through the same.

Again, I thank you so very much. You are awesome.

Nikki

Sleeved on 3.27.17 5'7" HW: 359 SW: 335.8 CW: 257 GW: 140

I am an extremely proud Momma & Blessed Wife from South Louisiana.

jenorama
on 2/1/18 9:29 pm - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

No worries! It's always a bummer when your capacity catches up with your current metabolism and the weight loss isn't as easy or magical. You can do it!

Jen

hollykim
on 2/2/18 6:37 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On February 2, 2018 at 4:16 AM Pacific Time, Nikki B. wrote:

I'm 10 months out from my VSG and am stalled. I have been looking into the KETO diet as I've heard contradicting things. Some say VSG-ers can do KETO just have to decrease the fat %'s where few say it isn't good. What do you think? I'm struggling as to not knowing how much of what I need to get. I don't feel my surgerons staff was too helpful in this aspect of life after a VSG. I'm going Monday to a new nutritionist who has experience with WLS patients. I'd really like to hear from you, someone who has lived this life first hand and knows what works more than someone who has "read about it"....

Any advice is greatly appreciated!! I am determined to make the best of this and keep losing to get to my GW! Thanks everyone!

eat the full fat. Fat is not the enemy. Carbs are the enemy of weight loss and maintenance for most ppl.

 


          

 

Gwen M.
on 2/2/18 6:39 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Are you tracking everything you eat? What are your calories, proteins, and carbs like now? If you're not weighing and tracking, I'd start there before doing any diet modification, that way you can know what you're consuming and what you need to change.

Many of us stick to 600-800 calories during weight loss, 60+ grams of protein, 64+ ounces of liquid, low carbs, and don't worry about fat.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Nikki B.
on 2/2/18 7:54 am

Yes mam, I am tracking and weighing everything. With keto, the "calculator" came up with a lot of fat - 181g, 89g protein, 25g net carbs, 2090 calories. I knew that was a lot and I stayed low on calories (looking back the lowest was 493 and highest was 913****pt my fat under 80g and proteins at the 89g. I literally have only lost one pound a week for three consecutive weeks. That's why I'm so confused as to what to be doing.

Sleeved on 3.27.17 5'7" HW: 359 SW: 335.8 CW: 257 GW: 140

I am an extremely proud Momma & Blessed Wife from South Louisiana.

Gwen M.
on 2/2/18 7:57 am
VSG on 03/13/14

What is your fluid intake like?

And I'm not sure what calculator you're talking about - regardless, most calorie calculators are useless.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (down for maintenance) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Nikki B.
on 2/2/18 9:09 am

I have at least 64 oz of water (usually with some fresh lemon in it) a day.

I used the calculator for the Keto diet.

Sleeved on 3.27.17 5'7" HW: 359 SW: 335.8 CW: 257 GW: 140

I am an extremely proud Momma & Blessed Wife from South Louisiana.

Gwen M.
on 2/2/18 9:45 am
VSG on 03/13/14

It sounds like you're doing what you should be doing. We all wish weight loss was faster than it is :)

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (down for maintenance) | Journal (down for maintenance)

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