This afternoon was a little rush rush so I conveniently ran 🏃🏼 down the road & grabbed a @youfoodz meal. This will be my first ever time trying them out. I chose one of the clean meals "clean chicken & broccoli" 2️⃣7️⃣7️⃣ calories 34P 16F 6C $9.95 👌🏼 Who's tried these? What's your fav?!?!? 🤷🏼♀️#youfoodz
👋🏼 Hi again, he carried on explaining that a calories is not a calorie & that he strongly recommends, after years of his own research & patient's studies, that a high protein, moderate fat & low carb diet is the best & that those that have followed this, have been his most successful patients 10 years post op and even longer... He went on to discuss the "set point" theory and how a high protein, low carb diet & weight training is your best way to fight the inevitable regain - it just depends on YOU & how YOU use your TOOL that will determine just how much you will gain!!! What have I taken away from today? I will slightly lower my cals, focus on protein & whole foods & continue with my weight training 🥒🥕🍆🥚💪🏼
As promised, here are some things from today's WLS Support Group run by my Surgeon 👨⚕️ Firstly, he made it very clear that if you are gaining, don't feel embarrassed, go & see your bariatric team asap to address whatever it is that's causing the regain. It could be bad habits coming back or surgical issues that may need to be addressed. Regardless, don't wait until you've gained 15kg back, the sooner you can address it, the better. I of coursed raised calories and his response was that from his studies (and it will be different for everyone) but generally for a WLS patient, you're obviously rapidly losing after surgery having about 600-800 calories. 800-1000 you're still losing weight. Most people will maintain 1,100-1,400. He has found that for a WLS patient, most will gain eating 1500 + which I found interesting!!!! For my stats my trainer told me I could maintain on 1500-1700 without gaining BUT I have been gaining... which leads me to believe, that yes, after surgery, we will need to eat slightly lower calories - I'll continue on another post 👆🏼
Can't believe I'm already down 40 freaking pounds since surgery!!! 57 since I started my journey.
I was stalling for 9 days and figured out with as much as I was burning at the gym I just wasn't eating nearly enough calories. If you're at a stall like I was, and don't calorie count, DO IT! It just may break that stall for you!
This is what an end of day #macro catch up looks like pretty much every day... the joys of a high carb #IIFYM diet! 😋🤤
• 50g low fat ice cream
• 10g organic rice puffs
• 75g fresh strawberries
• 30g natural crunchy PB
• 1 x Bertie Beetle • WW jaffa choc role
• 15ml sugar free maple syrup • 30ml cottee's chocolate topping ...and yes, it's a goooood time 👌🏻
I genuinely spent 20 minutes in a real panic waiting in line to get on this ride at LegoLand with my son. I've spent 10 years avoiding theme parks. Would i fit on? How many people would be watching if i had to get back up because the seatbelt wouldn't tie up? / the safety bar wouldn't go over my gut. How would my son feel seeing his dad asked to leave the ride? I actually called my fiancé over to stand with us and get ready to jump in- in my place if I didn't fit. Well I did, much to my surprise. It was a huge achievement on my weightloss journey and the first time I'd shared a moment like that with my son. 👍👊