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Afraid of regaining

About 14 months after my gastric bypass, I was underweight.  I never in a million years thought I could be underweight.  But for whatever reason, the surgery initially worked too well.  I looked bad.  Very skinny and almost sickly.  My family was getting concerned.  I was eating, following the diet, but still losing.

I made an appointment with the NUT, and he had me add fattier foods and liquids.  Use half & half in my coffee he said.  Add a snack before bed.  Add an additional protein drink in every day.  But it was scary!  I didn’t WANT to gain weight!  I had been fighting my whole life against gaining weight, now to be told to do it!

If you find yourself in my shoes, one of the people that lose too quickly or a bit to much, rest assured that gaining some back will not undo all of your hard work.  As soon as you have gained back what you need to or as soon as you stop losing, if that’s the problem, go back to the eating plan and you will level out again.  It’s very hard to see the scale go back up, but don’t forget, we had this surgery to get HEALTHY not SKINNY!!  And healthy is not being underweight!  So do what the NUT and doc wants you to do, and don’t worry about the numbers on the scale!

Coffee Protein Shake

1 Cup cold brewed coffee
2 scoops Click-Vanilla Latte
5 ice cubes
splash of low fat milk
3 Splenda packets
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all ingredents to blender, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

*Approximate nutrition: 153 calories, 16g carbs, 18g protein, 10g sugar

 

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Author:

Hello, I'm Kate, and I'm a 10 year gastric bypass post-op. I started this blog, as well as my nutritional website betterbariatric.net, to help other bariatric surgery post-op's on their journey as well as pre-op's with their decision if bariatric surgery is right for them or not.

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