Chew it up and spit it out

Joy B.
on 7/19/12 8:16 am - MD
RNY on 06/04/12
I have recently been eating some watermelon. Its an 8oz container. I dont eat the whole thing so I chew it up for the juices and then spit it out.

I have been doing this with a lot of foods recently because I just want the flavor.......Am I crazy
on 7/19/12 8:27 am - NJ
I do the same thing all the time chew it and spit it out I'm 4 weeks out.
on 7/19/12 8:29 am - MA
RNY on 07/09/12
I did the same thing with a rice and sauage dish today. I'm only 1.5 weeks post op so I'm still on modified liquid diet. its just really hard to not be able to eat food for this long (preop diet was tough too). I just did it with 1 bite for the taste. ur not crazy

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Citizen Kim
on 7/19/12 8:40 am - Castle Rock, CO
This is believed to be an eating disorder linked to anorexia or at the very least, disordered eating.

Crazy is probably not a good word to use, but if you find you are doing it more and more, I would consider consulting a therapist to get a handle on it before it becomes more disordered.

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Joy B.
on 7/19/12 8:43 am - MD
RNY on 06/04/12
Dont get me wrong we are eating its just we just want the taste of something but dont want to get sick if we eat it.

I eat three meals a day and a snack sometimes. I dont think they or myself are saying that we dont eat AT ALL.....
Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 7/19/12 10:23 am - OH
 If you are going to get sick on watermelon, it would be from the sugar in the juice not from the fiber.  (Watermelon is higher in sugar than some other fruits, which is why some surgeons do not allow it very early out... NOT because of that small amount of fiber.)

If you can suck down the juice and then spit the small amount of fiber without getting sick, you can just eat the whole thing without getting sick.


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on 7/19/12 8:41 am - OH
Crazy, no.  But that is a symptom of an eating disorder. 

Now, having one symptom of a disorder does not mean you have the disorder.  But it's something to keep in mind.

Why  not eat a small amount of the watermelon instead?

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Joy B.
on 7/19/12 8:49 am - MD
RNY on 06/04/12
I do that with half of it.

I break it up because sometime I am not hungry I just want the juice.
on 7/19/12 9:07 am
RNY on 08/09/12
Make watermelon popcicles, blend the water melon, or if you have a juicer you can juice it, and use one of those homemade popcicle dishes, or you could make watermelon ice cubes and suck on those.
Cicerogirl, The PhD

on 7/19/12 10:21 am - OH
How would that help?  The problem is NOT with eating the fiber in the watermelon early out... the problem is tha****er,elon is high in sugar and might make some people sick.  If it will make someone sick to eat a piece of it, it will make them sick to eat frozen watermelon juice.


10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.