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I am starting to get hungry now. I eat and I still want more. What do I do? There are other times when I am not really hungry but I don't fill full and I just want something. I'm afraid I will over eat and mess something up. Even if I did over eat, how would I know? I am going on 3wks post-op. My first fill is scheduled for 12/12/11. What do I do?

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I had hoped for some advice but I understand people have their own issues to deal with.

Thank you for allowing me to post. I will research the forums for suggestions.

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I am 3 weeks postop as well and get hungry usually about 2 hours after eating. So I may eat something but after a few bites feel full again. So luckily that stops me from over eating. My first fill in on Dec 6th and I can't wait.

I just try and keep busy and stay away from food. And continue to drink fluids, sometimes that helps the hunger pass as well.

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Please let me know if it works. What are you eating now?

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Also, the Protein shakes help deaden the hunger some. Everyone is different.

So, hope it helps...

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I too am HUNGRY and its only six day post op. I can see that this is a common song. Can someone tell us how to manage it. I keep dreaming of dill pickles and carrots.

~ Fivey

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I feel hungry at weird times. Sometimes I am good to go on just a little bit and I say full for hours, other days I feel like I could eat a house and I would be starving! I'm just trying to follow the rules.... I am really hoping the first fill helps.

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Don't feel alone in that hunger thing. I have my first fill on Dec. 1, and my stomach is starting to growl! I try to eat as much Protein as I can to fill me up, but I still feel "empty" sometimes. Now it is mind over matter. I need support, I am afraid I am going to over eat come Thanksgiving. I think it is more of a mental challenge for me than anything else.

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I measure everything to keep it under a cup, that tends to help the over eating part along with TRYING to make it last for 30min. I try drinking Protein Shakes and that's okay as long as I'm at home since they make me pooh. Drinking them at work isn't possible. But I still want to eat. I keep looking for the pre-signs that I am full but now I can't tell. I'm wondering it I have some how stretched my pouch. I wouldn't know what that feels like so I don't know. I get my first fill on Dec 12. I hope that helps. Does anyone eat Snacks and if so what and how long after you have eaten your meal?

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I am 5 days post-op and I was STARVING. I was so hungry that I almost puked several times. I am able to start full liquids (malt o meal, thinned oatmeal) on Wednesday but I decided to make the executive decision and go ahead and make some very thin malt o meal. And it was the best. I got about 4 teaspoons down and was full. I realize doctors have rules for certain reasons, but not everyone is a textbook case. Some people aren't hungry for weeks after and some are starving immediately after. I know my own body, and I didn't push it. I ate enough to feel satisfied and it worked. And I am still losing weight. I lost 7 lbs since Saturday and am now feeling so much better!

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I eat every 2 to 2 1/2 hours due to hunger. I have 8.5 cc's in a 14 cc's band and really do not feel I need more.I do eat a lot of Protein and drink all plus Water. It is just how my body likes it and I do not go over my calories. We are all different and our bodies react different. Judge for yourself and set up your own plan.

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Don't worry. It happens to all of us. I am almost 5 months post op and I was there. Just keep drinking your Protein Shakes and soup(chicken broth). I had lots of cream of chicken Soup by Lipton. It's really good and not that many calories. The hunger should subside a bit from that. But hang in there you are doing great. Keep it up!

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Thank you all for your support and advice. I am so glad I found this site.

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