I have not had WLS. I don't qualify, even though I am as big as a house.
You know how "they" (You know, those "they" people.. and magazines, and doctors, and junk) say that people shouldn't go below 1200-1400 calories a day because it fries your metabolism and your body goes into starvation mode? Well, most of the girlies I know who have had WLS eat well below that caloric amount each day and lose weight. A lot of weight. Yes, it slows down after a six or eight month period a bit but until then, they can lose up to 7 pounds a week. Whyyyyyyyyy? If non-WLS people can ruin their metabolisms by not eating "enough" calories why doesn't that happen to WLS people? Me no understand it.
Does it have to do with the fact that most post-op'ers eat many tiny meals a day so that keeps the metabolism up? Any thoughts welcome.