Is my Lap Band working???

by Layla

I had Lap Band surgery 3 weeks ago, and I've only lost 5 lbs! I have been eating right, and exercising regularly. Is this normal??

The best advice I can offer is to recommend staying committed to the process despite not having the immediate outcome you'd hoped for.

Average weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week with gastric band surgery, but it's not uncommon to see bigger numbers in the first few weeks. You are certainly within the average weight loss range...just not ABOVE average.

See more on how much I can lose.

I think you're doing just fine!!

Again...stay committed to eating properly and exercising regularly as you say you are, and the results should continue to show!!

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