After Lap-Band Surgery: Help! I'm not Losing Enough

by Shauna
(San Diego, CA)

I had lap band surgery 7 weeks ago. I've had 1 fill and I have only lost 5 pounds. What is wrong?

I have been eating no more than 1000 calories a day. Help please!

In the first year after weight loss surgery, losing 2-3 pounds per week is possible, but 1 pound per week is more likely. You're averaging .7 pounds weight loss per week, so you're not too far off target.

I'd suggest increasing your activity level if at all possible to speed things up a bit.

Over time, you and your surgeon will be able to adjust the frequency of fills and the amount of your fills in order to speed things up too.

Most importantly, don't get frustrated and don't give up!!

Read more about lap-band statistics here.

Keep us updated on your progress!

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