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6 Oz Steak :(

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legnarevocrednu

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So the first two weeks after my fill went well. I lost a good amount of weight because I was feeling the restriction. This week, I haven't felt anything!! I ate my whole meal last night for the first time since surgery...and it was a 6 ounce steak! It was my first time trying steak and it went down better than anything, even chicken! I'm so upset about this. I'm hoping this is normal! Any ideas?

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It's a good thing!!! I have lost more than 120 pounds in 9 months, and the one thing I can count on is that I can almost always eat steak!! You are one of the lucky ones, and it may not last forever, so enjoy it while it does! I don't know why I can eat steak easier than hamburger, chicken, or any other type of meat. Maybe because I take care to chew it better, it chews up easier because of the texture?? I don't know, but I LOVE it! I have issues with the strangest things, but I can eat steak, and because of my need for protein, I truly appreciate this fact! SO... don't be sad.. be HaPpY!!

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I've had that feeling a lot of times over the past year since I unfilled my band and then refilled it - its never had the same restriction. After six years banded, I have a good idea of what I think constitutes and appropriate meal and over the past year, i've been able to eat quite a bit more than that at times.

I serve myself from a small plate, I fill it to allow my eyes to see a big meal, I really focus on eating slowly and I include foods - like steak - that satisfy more easily. I havent had no restriction, just not great. When I've eaten my meal, I go and brush my teeth and simply make myself do something engaging or busy for 20 minutes or so, just long enough for that desire for more to dissipate. After that I can usually just go the rest of the evening without anything other than a cup of coffee.

So - I wouldnt serve myself a 6 ounce steak in the first place. I dont put it on my plate and hope I wont be able to eat it all, because in truth, I will be able to and if its there I will.

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do you think that people who have to get a unfill have problems getting back the restriction because i had to have a total unfill in the ER and went back in for a fill a week later and nothing i have no restriction so now i m scared something is wrong because i could eat a horse i m having a hard time using only will power can some people please give me their thoughts

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Sometimes after a fill, you are swollen for a while and the "restriction" you feel is actually swelling. See how eating continues to go and see if you can still eat larger portions/are hungry between meals, you may need another fill.

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