Hormones

Nancy Geoghegan
on 8/24/17 2:00 pm - Lincoln University, PA
RNY on 01/23/18

Hi. I read about our hunger hormones and the rny. Have any of you experienced your hunger coming back after a year? My nutritionist told me this. Thanks.

Nancy Geoghegan

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 8/24/17 3:09 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

This is absolutely possible. Ghrelin (the hunger hormone) is created in different places in the body, and it's absolutely possible that the body accommodates for this after surgery.

Not everyone experiences reduced hunger after surgery, nor does it stay away. It's more common in VSG patients, since the stomach is physically removed, but some RNY patients can experience it as well.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

peachpie
on 8/24/17 6:56 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

I consider my self one of the lucky RNY'ers whose hunger has yet to return. But for many it does- or never left.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

SkinnyScientist
on 8/25/17 5:42 am

Mine is coming back at the 2.5-3 year mark. Sometimes I feel hungry, sometimes stupid and *****y (a sign time to eat) and sometimes I don't notice at all (and then pass out due to low blood sugar).

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

SkinnyScientist
on 8/25/17 5:43 am

The hardest battle with hunger, I have found, is knowing WHEN you are truly hungry, or is it stress, boredom, wanting to do something different, wanting to feel taste something in your mouth, frustration or ???

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

SkinnyScientist
on 8/25/17 5:44 am

The second hardest battle 3 years out-post op, is knowing when you are full. Full isn't that comfortable warm sensation I used to get. Full is the absense of hunger

RNY Surgery: 12/31/2013; 

Current weight (2/27/2015) 139lbs, ~14% body fat

Three pounds below Goal!!! Yay !  

Laura in Texas
on 8/25/17 3:35 pm
RNY on 09/17/08 with

I have been hungry since day 1 (9 years ago). That being said, I have managed to lose and keep off roughly 200 pounds. Even if you do experience hunger, you do not have to use it as an excuse. This surgery is a tool, not "magic".

Laura in Texas

53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."

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