Hey there! It's been a while since I've been on here, and I just wanted to see what everyone is doing for the following daily. I know every surgeon has a different plan!
-Daily protein intake- how many grams?
-Daily water intake- how many ounces?
-Daily fat max?
-Daily carb max?
Again, I know everyone's is a little different, but just curious. =)
Took me 7 months and two weeks to get to goal. I was a light weight and compared to some other people I was a slow loser, so my 6 month loss is my own and really shouldn't be compared to others or give you an expectation of what you might lose. That said, here goes..... I lost 72 pounds my first 6 months post VSG.
I lost about 15 pounds in the pre op diet (but mine was not a two week liquid thing. I had to lose a specific amount of weight to prove to the surgeon that I could manage a food program.... one of my requirements.....). I had also lost about 10 pounds before even seeing the surgeon, so I was down 23 or 25 pounds before surgery. Then I lost the 77 after surgery. I averaged between 9 and 10 pounds per month after the first two months post op.
BTW, took me 6 weeks to lose the last 7 pounds.
I will be 3 weeks post surgery on Wed. Currently on Pureed Stage.
I currently am getting 70-80 grams of Protein, but I have to really work at it. Thank goodness for Unjury Chicken Soup. :)
I am getting in 50-60 ounces of water
My Dr. doesn't have us count carbs or fat. With that being said:
I try to keep carbs between 20-30 grams
I don't really count fat grams, but try to keep them low
I had lost 15 pounds at my first post surgery appointment (10 day). My scale shows I have now lost an additional 11 pounds since that appointment for a total of 26 pounds lost since surgery.
VSG on 10/30/13 Surgeon: Erik Throop "There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them." ~ Ralph Marston
HW: 447 YIKES!!!! SW: 293 CW: 140 GW:140? 100% on Plan -100% of the time!!!
Losses by Months: (5' 1") WL Pre-Op-154 M1-28, M2-12, M3-18, M4-15, M5-14.5, M6-13.5, M7-10, M8-13, M9-14, M10-10, M11-1 (What the heck??) M12-4as of today's date
Here is what I was told versus what I actually do:
Protein: 60-70 grams. I get between 80-100 grams daily.
Water: 64 oz minimum. I get between 100-144 oz daily, sometimes more.
I wasn't given fat or carb recommendations, but I keep my carbs under 50 grams most days and rarely go over 60 grams. I have been successful so far without taking my carbs ultra low. Fat grams, I try to keep it to less than half of what my protein intake is for the day (so usually between 30-40 grams daily, some days more, some days less).