I love the stories people say. Exercise will not make you more hungry, especially at 5 weeks post op. At this point, you should be able to walk, hike, cardio. I started lifting again at six weeks. What I found was because of consuming drastically less calories, I was a lot weaker than before surgery (I was strength training regularly before surgery). I reduced my weight and slightly increased my reps. To be honest, I’ve kind of put strength training on hold for a while though. I live in Phoenix and I’m taking advantage of the nice and cool weather and spending as much time hiking. I also walk a lot and trying to incorporate jogging a bit. None of which makes me more hungry.
meeeehh. so, if you are exercising, your body does need more calories, but people often take that phrase and go, “GREAT I”LL HAVE PIZZA NOW!” instead of, “Oh i guess I’ll have an extra 2 oz of lean protein.” and if you don’t exercise a day, your caloric goals are different, so folks will think, “I can add 200 calories to my meal plan because I worked out 3 times this week!” Instead of ” I can add 200 calories on monday wednesday and friday only!”
I’ll be honest, I’ve been exercizing since the day after surgery. low intensity obviously then building up to now, doing burpees and heavy backsquats again. I’m down about 35lbs since surgery 6 weeks ago. So no, exercise won’t make your weightloss stop.
Also, if you are just barely hitting 64oz of water, if you work out, you need more. 64oz is a fairly sedentary expectancy.
I started light jogging at 10 days and at 5 weeks intense working out 6 days a week…I do weights 3 days and 5 to 6 mile run the other three….my loss is on the slower end but I’ve lost 41.5 inches overall in 22 weeks…56 lbs down….just have to do it right