I know to ask my doctor specific questions regarding safe weight loss...but does anyone have experience in trying or successfully (and I might add-healthfully) losing weight after a lumbar fusion? Can you give me some tips for ongoing motivation or snacks you had? I am trying to stay in the 1400-1600 calorie range, incorporating oranges/fruit, veggies, and whole grains. I finally feel good enough to go for mile long walks now and am itching to lose some poundage I added in the last year of moderate to severe pain! I also take a daily multivitamin and started taking a Caltrate equivalent supplement. Anyone have advice to give is greatly appreciated! Have a nice evening.