I fight badgers with spoons.
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These are the rules I followed/follow:
*3-6 Months After Surgery: I ate 600-700 calories a day
*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.