carb question

  • I had gastric bypass surgery about three years ago and had lost 200 pounds. I started off at 400. I have recently started to gain again because I have allowed my eating habits to go back to what they used to be, BAD!!!
    I would like to join WW again, but part of the surgery is focusing on protien. Do you all think that will work with WW?
    I really like the meetings and motivation from WW meetings.

    Thanks,
  • W/W has breakdowns for balanced, higher protein and higher carb:

    Balanced (under 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 8-9 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 6-7 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 0-3 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 2-3 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    20-28 points a day

    Higher Protein (under 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 5-6 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 9-11 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 0-1 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 2-4 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    20-28 points a day

    Higher Carb (under 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 9-10 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 5-7 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 1-3 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 1-2 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    20-28 points a day

    Balanced (over 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 11 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 10 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 3-4 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 2-3 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    30-34 points a day

    Higher Protein (over 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 8 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 12 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 2-3 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 4-5 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    30-34 points a day

    Higher Carb (over 250 pounds)

    Complex Carbs/Grain Based Foods 13 points a day
    Protein-rich Foods 8 points a day
    Fruits and Veggies 2-4 points a day
    Fats, added sugars 3 points a day
    Milk and Milk Products 4-6 points a day

    30-34 points a day

    However I am not sure that W/W would let you join after having that surgery but you could check.
  • Thanks so much,
    I didn't realize that WW had a higher protien plan you could actually use. I am definitely going to join. I know that since I had surgery my weight loss will probably be quicker than most, but I have to get some structure back in my eating.
  • Dear Davos,
    You've had a marvelous accomplishment. Good for you! That's fabulous. My experience with WW's is that they encourage a healthy lifestyle. They even offer a higher protein plan for those who request it or who simply lose better that way. I'm glad, as a result of Kelly's information, you are about to give WW's a try.
    In my mtg. group there are two women who lost over 200 pounds 14 years ago and are maintaining it beautifully. We have at least 5 other people who have lost anywhere from 85-100#. It's a great program.
    :
    Judy
    234/212.4/thinner