After gastric sleeve, people often wonder how much weight they can lose in a week. Truth is, it really depends on you and how you consume after your surgery. Some patients lose a lot of weight right away, while others might need a little more time to recover before they start shedding pounds.
Here’s a closer look at how much weight you can lose in a week after gastric sleeve:
How Much Weigh Can You Lose?
Just like with any other weight loss surgery, your weight loss will depend on you following the correct post-op diet and participating in physical activity (PA).
Some patients lose a lot of weight right away, while others might need a little more time to recover before they start shedding pounds. That’s mainly due to the fact that weight loss is a gradual process and depends on the patient’s own internal factors (such as the hormone leptin) and external factors (like the patient’s health and diet).
What’s important is sticking to the right nutrition and taking care of yourself so you can continue losing weight steadily.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
The results you see after gastric sleeve might not be apparent right away, especially if you have a lot of fat to lose. Your body needs time to adjust to the new lifestyle changes which means it will take a while before you start seeing the effects of weight loss. Keep in mind, too, that your waistline might expand a little as your body heals and the pounds start falling off. Give yourself about a month to see the best possible results of your surgery.
How Many Pounds Can You Lose In A Week?
Just like with any other weight loss surgery, the amount of weight you can lose in a week will depend on the size of your stomach pouch (known as the stoma) after your surgery. Smaller pouches allow for more weight loss. If you’re looking to lose a lot of weight, you should consider having a smaller stoma. In fact, many patients lose 10 pounds or more in the week following their surgery.
There are different opinions on what size stomach pouch is ideal, but most doctors recommend a smaller one.
What’s important is that your pouch is large enough to allow for satisfactory food intake and physical activity. If you have a large pouch and are still losing weight, you’re doing something wrong. Talk to your doctor so they can find out what’s going on.
The ideal weight after gastric sleeve is not just about losing weight but also about maintaining a healthy body weight. Keep that in mind as you continue dieting and exercising to achieve your weight loss goals.