Not hungry after surgery?
Now head hunger.... that's a whole other story. :-)
My husband brings in foods that he still loves and I really don't care. I work hard to think about something that I can eat because I don't really want anything.
It works! It's wonderful! I hope it lasts for life!
for the first time in a very very very long time I AM IN CONTROL!!!!!! I eat by the clock and I measure everything!
No hunger, no full feeling. Just going through the motions!
I think it feels...wonderful!
It's really something you have to experience, for me it was a big realization of how much pleasure I used to derive from food. I have been seeing a emotional eating therapist since about 6 months pre surgery and that really helped. It is important now to find things that you can do that give you pleasure, relieve anxiety, etc., instead of food, so once you begin to feel hunger again you don't turn back to food. I'm big into pedicures now, and I found a mineral spa where I can go take a nice mineral bath for about 20$ instead of hitting the buffet.
on 6/14/14 10:13 pm
first let me say that bariatric surgery was the single best decision I ever made for myself. I had surgery in January 2013. Within six months I went from 275 pounds to 154 pounds. Since then I have gained 26 pounds and I am now at 180. This is a very good weight for me. Since I had surgery, I have not been hungry, not even once. I count it as a blessing. However, I became overweight in the first place because I ate when I wasn't hungry, so surgery is not a magic fix. The issues I had with self-control were the real problem. So yes I am not hungry, but I am still the same person that wants to eat for nothing but mental gratification. Bariatric surgery is not a magic fix for that, it is simply a tool to make it easier.