The low-carb diet: The savior after regaining weight after bariatric surgery

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Daiane had been struggling for years with her obesity and even went through bariatric surgery. She started to regain weight after the surgery so she began to look elsewhere for answers. This is what she found, and how her life changed:

Hello

My name is Daiane and I am 36 years old. I am a nurse and work in public health in the South of Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina. I have to thank you for your site which is helping many people to lose weight in a healthy and effortlessly way.

In my college education, I learned about calorie-restricted diets and so I spent my life fighting the scales. I would always lose weight and then fatten back up again. I could never sustain a diet or any weight loss. I was obese, I weighed 130 kg (287 lbs) for my 170 cm (5’5″). After not succeeding with diets, I underwent bariatric surgery in 2010. After the surgery, I lost a lot of weight and I weighed 70 kg (154 lbs) in 2012. Three years after surgery, I regained weight again. Surgery did not teach me how to eat properly, but to restrict quantities. When my body, tolerated larger amounts of food again I started to regain weight and ended up weighing 94 kg (207 lbs) in 2015.

That’s when I decided to change! I started to study insulin, carbohydrates and started to put all the learnings into practice. Without any starvation and only by eating in a tasty way for eight months I reached 65 kg (143 lbs) and I have maintained this weight ever since. The site helped me a lot because, with the visual guide, everything gets easier! I have been following this diet for two years now and I want this for life! If I could, I would shout out to the whole world how easy and simple it is to lose weight and to keep the weight healthy, without any sacrifices, just by eating delicious and satisfying foods. Unfortunately, as a nurse, I see that many of my colleagues in the health area are not up to date and continue to guide patients in the wrong way. This is very sad and revolting, however, I do my part. Whenever I can mentor people and give my life as an example, I do.

Congratulations on your site and thanks again for helping people!
Daiane

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An amazing success story! Congratulations on your success, Daiane and thanks for sharing!

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8 comments

  1. Karen
    Congratulations. You look marvelous.
  2. Teresa
    Parabéns Daiane! Every time I go to Brazil on vacation (I'm a brazilian leaving in Germany) I notice how people are getting fatter and fatter. Very sad. Great to have people like you spreading the word! Beijo e tudo de bom para você!
  3. Shannon
    Hi
    I have the same story with bariatric surgery and regaining the weight. Lost 140lbs, and then after 8 years, gained 80 back over the course of one year.
    Started keto in Sept and down 35lbs so far. Worried about hitting plateaus.
    Any advice?
  4. Randy
    Limit your eating to a 6-8 hour window every day to avoid grazing via eating two meals during that 6-8 hour window, so you are fasting for 16-18 hours/day except for water allowed during the fasting timeframe. This is the only way to break through plateaus, if accurately tracking your daily macros on myfitnesspal.com, and already keeping carbs to ~ 20 carbs/day, etc.
  5. Kelly
    I had Sleeve surgery in 2018 and gained 10 pounds back this last year. I looked at my BMR and it seems awfully low when most women can eat 1800 kcals a day. I am 5'7" and 165 and my BMR is 1400 calories! That is not very much food! I know I was eating less when I was losing but it doesn't seem sustainable long term.
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  6. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I had Sleeve surgery in 2018 and gained 10 pounds back this last year. I looked at my BMR and it seems awfully low when most women can eat 1800 kcals a day. I am 5'7" and 165 and my BMR is 1400 calories! That is not very much food! I know I was eating less when I was losing but it doesn't seem sustainable long term.

    Kelly, we recommend eating low carb, real foods to hunger. Make sure you're getting enough protien and add fat for satiety. Don't worry about the calories so much. Check out this article about calories and why we don't recommend counting them https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/calories More important than the number of calories is where the calories come from and the impact they have on your body.

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  8. Tracey
    Hi I am three years out from bypass surgery and have have gained back 30 pounds back from my ideal weight. I have been trying to get back to the basics however I've been diagnosed with non diabetic hypoglycemia and have to eat multiple meals to keep my sugar levels up. I also have to eat more complex carbs in my diet. What is a program for me where I can lose weight and keep healthy sugar levels.
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  9. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Hi I am three years out from bypass surgery and have have gained back 30 pounds back from my ideal weight. I have been trying to get back to the basics however I've been diagnosed with non diabetic hypoglycemia and have to eat multiple meals to keep my sugar levels up. I also have to eat more complex carbs in my diet. What is a program for me where I can lose weight and keep healthy sugar levels.

    Hi, Tracey! There could be a more serious underlying condition causing your symptoms. It would be best to check with your doctor. Here's more info regarding low blood sugar. https://www.dietdoctor.com/blood-sugar#low

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