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Struggling to lose my 5% needed during Tier 3 program

Discussion in 'General Surgical Weight Loss Discussion' started by Potnoodle88, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Potnoodle88

    Potnoodle88 New Member

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    Hi all.

    I’ve been on a tier 3 program for over a year now and I am struggling to lose my 5% to be referred for WLS.

    I need about 1 more stone but you can only stay on the course for 18 months and I am running out of time to lose the rest.

    I struggle with losing weight hense why I’m on the course so it’s so frustrating they want you to lose befor they will refer you.

    Has this happened to anyone where they didn’t lose the 5% and what happened at the end of the course?

    I should point out that my struggle to lose the weight is also because I got pregnant whilst on the course so that didn’t really help matters! Baby is now 4 months old.

    Thanks xx
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  2. Bling Babe

    Bling Babe Well-Known Member

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    Start Weight:
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Bypass
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    Surgery Date::
    5th April 2018
    Hiya, unfortunately that is the same wherever you are, we have to lose the 5%, have you been on the milk diet? At Luton and Dunstable we have to do that for 1 month at the very star of our journey, it’s to prove commitment, show you can tolerate a high protein diet and it also goes a long way to helping to lose the 5%, we then have to do it again for 2 weeks pre-op, again this is at all hospitals as it shrinks the liver so the surgeon can move it to do the wls, some hospitals request the pre-op diet be don3 for longer than 2s weeks and some hospitals giv3 you a very low fat diet rather than the milk, could you consider doing it to help lose the 5%. Congratulations on the baby and good luck xx
    Elias and Emma1504 like this.