Though readership of this blog has dwindled over the years due to my lack of activity in keeping it updated, I'm hoping there is someone out there who can help with a reader request.
"A" had a Realize gastric band implanted on March 1. Since then she's lost nine pounds and is increasingly frustrated. She's tracking her eating and consuming about 700 calories a day, which fits her doc's recommendation. Her protein is low -- usually in the mid-50s -- but that is normal for anyone in the early stages of recovery.
We all know weight loss is a staircase, not an elevator. But if you've had gastric banding, what were your results? How fast did you lose weight and how much did you lose at the beginning? Any words of encouragement or advice?