If I weight 258 now, how much am I expected to lose if I get this surgery?
on 10/6/20 5:20 pm
Does Gastric Bypass lose more than the Sleeve? How do you stop losing weight when you get to where you want?
It depends on the person but with gastric bypass you have malabsorption with restriction. The malabsorption makes it easier to lose weight then with restriction alone. With both surgeries there is a good chance that you will lose about 100 pounds over the course of one year.
Your body recovers from the forced starvation and learns how to gain weight again. You don't have to increase calories or do anything. The body will heal itself and stop losing weight.
Most people gain about 20 pounds during the third year after surgery. That is called the bounce-back regain period. To maintain weight loss, you need to follow a diet where you take in less calories than you burn.
The first 18 months or so after surgery is the honeymoon period. You can lose weight no matter what you eat. You need to use that honeymoon period to learn the way to eat to keep the weight off for life.
Real life begins where your comfort zone ends
on 10/23/20 4:03 pm
Thank you. This is easier for me to understand. There is so much to learn!
on 10/6/20 8:02 pm
I was 278 before RNY surgery. At my one year follow up, I was 169. I was in a size 10, tight 8 and feeling great.
on 10/23/20 3:52 pm
ok, you and I are a bit similar. Thank you. goodness, size 8/10! Regular stores!
Yes RNY definitely takes ( and keeps off ) more than sleeve - some say double.
The sleeve long term , for most folks seems to keep off about 40 lbs.
RNY for those successful with it often means losing 80-100 lbs and even allowing for the twenty lb average bounce back weight- that means 60-80 lbs kept off permanently .
I still have malabsorption of fat nine years post op and thank God for it cuz I LOVE to eat and taste restaurant and catered and buffet foods - all of which are exponentially higher in fat than I ever cook at home.
It all depends on how well you follow your surgeons plan. If you cut corners, cheat and don't eat what you are directed to, you'll fail.
Follow your surgeons plan and it willl get you to where you need to be (in hopes there are no unforeseen cir****tances that are out of your control). Once you get to yoru desired weight, you can incorporate foods back into your diet to put you at maintenance.
You will always have to take supplements because of malabsorption issues but they have some really fun flavors out there that are tasty