I am five months out. I thought I new every thing I needed to no before surgery. All of it. the good the bad and the ungly. No body told me about the emotional hunger. Or, just because, Somebody else can eat something does mean you can. Since every person is different. It took almost three months out before. I could even think of eating anything solid. I would just get sick after one or two really small bites. Still do sometimes. Emotional hunger is real hunger and feels the same. Their were times in the first three months that I cried because, I was hunger and nothing would go down and, I thought I had made the worst mistake of my life. . I would get so sick no matter how much I chewed. but, Realizing the difference between real hunger and emotional hunger is hard. I hate to say but, To me they felt the same.
Every once in a while. I wish could eat a real hamburger or real food without thinking about it. But, I made the decision to change my life for the better or die ayoung fat miserible unhappy person. If I want to lose the weight. Old choices can't remain the same. Even some soups made me sick and no chilli. For me any more. I use to love chilli. Now' It just makes me sick. The same with eggs. Before, I would eat an egg every day a egg. I thoughts eggs were going to be a big part of my diet after surgery. Most dietian think eggs are great for you after surgery. Now they just make me sick on matter how I cook them. It,s hard when eggs are considered good protein. and Good source of protein for Gastric- by- pass patients. I can't digest bread either. So, No burger on a bun for me.
I never thought that just getting your medication down and your liquid protein and water would be an all day job. But, It is. Once you take you pills you have no room for food. Just know things will start getting better. Once the weight starts coming off and your able to move around better.
I am almost six months since my surgery. My life has changed for ever. When it comes to what I eat. I lost 135 pounds. 75 pounds since my surgery. So things will get better. It you need help don't be afraid to ask for help.