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I was a sweets eater. Spice gum drops, good and plenty's, chocolate mini bars. DAILY.

I am almost 6 weeks post op and have not had craving one. I am eating more Cookies now. I am eating these super thin ginger snaps. 2 with coffee in the morning. I am eating toast with PNB. I am eating the Protein Bars that are covered in chocolate about one every other day. the Protein Drinks are all chocolate. Maybe that is why no candy/chocolate cravings? I am down 32 lbs since surgery so the amount of sweeties I am getting is not a problem. I had a huge issue with being hungry right after eating. I was so embarrassed about that. My Dr. said he had never heard of it. Thanks Doc. I find out now that it is very common in obese patients. We have a high level of Gherlin in our stomachs. When the 60% of the stomach is removed so goes the Gherlin. I pray it stays gone. I can honestly say, even if you are hungry again, you will not eat much. I go for the Protein first. I get about 3 bites and am full. seriously. I drink Water all day. That helps with hunger. You will find what works for you. The sleeve is a tool we all have to learn how to use it with our bodies. Have patience, stay true.

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I am really glad since I had the gall bladder out, I have not had much of an appetite. I don't know how that could be related. Maybe

pain causes a decrease in appetite.

Vegas,Has Bearded's cravings for sweets gone down? I know you talked

about hav caing his Vit. D checked. I think mine is less since I upped my Vit. D. I can't say it's completely gone. I wish I could say that. I wish things that were sweet didn't taste good the way surgery has made that happen for you.

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Daisy -

No, he still has a sweet tooth - he has to have his blood drawn next week and hopefully they are going to check his Vit. D levels. Thankfully SF popsicles seem to satisfy the sweet cravings (most of the time)

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I do not crave sweets at all like I did before surgery. I could not even think of eating a whole cookie or a piece of cake or a regular sized candy bar. I think that food has finally become something to keep me alive rather than something that I have to have every 2 hours because I am starving. I am not worried about food and I don't crave it or think about it ever waking moment anymore. The sleeve is a miracle for me.

I agree with Norma

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Well for me, I still enjoy sweets. I usually just have a BariWise Protein Bar (mmmm...peanut butter /chocolate ~ enjoying one now) every evening after dinner. It is my "treat" for the day and the little bar satisfies what sweet tooth I may have. My cravings however, are usually salty/crunchy. RF Wheat thins are my current weakness. This usually occurs at bedtime and I can't stop thinking about the wheat thins in the pantry....they call to me, even though I am not really hungry. So to wrap up, I still enjoy the sweets (well Protein bar sweets) and use then to pleasantly boost my protein, but my CRAVINGS are strickly salty/crunchy. I couldn't care less about all the Halloween candy in our house this past month, just not interested....give me my protein bar and I was very interested.

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I was a sweets eater. Spice gum drops, good and plenty's, chocolate mini bars. DAILY.

I am almost 6 weeks post op and have not had craving one. I am eating more Cookies now. I am eating these super thin ginger snaps. 2 with coffee in the morning. I am eating toast with PNB. I am eating the Protein bars that are covered in chocolate about one every other day. the Protein drinks are all chocolate. Maybe that is why no candy/chocolate cravings? I am down 32 lbs since surgery so the amount of sweeties I am getting is not a problem. I had a huge issue with being hungry right after eating. I was so embarrassed about that. My Dr. said he had never heard of it. Thanks Doc. I find out now that it is very common in obese patients. We have a high level of Gherlin in our stomachs. When the 60% of the stomach is removed so goes the Gherlin. I pray it stays gone. I can honestly say, even if you are hungry again, you will not eat much. I go for the Protein first. I get about 3 bites and am full. seriously. I drink Water all day. That helps with hunger. You will find what works for you. The sleeve is a tool we all have to learn how to use it with our bodies. Have patience, stay true.

I understand what you are talking about 100%. I am going through this too. you should not be ashamed of anything. but I read that nerves around the stomach being cut during surgery and they need time to recover. my hunger is getting less every day.

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Enjoy, yes (especially chocolate). Crave, no. So I'm fine if I don't buy chocolate: or just get the 70% dark version which I can't eat more than a piece or two of... I've noticed I get some kind of reaction to super sweet things like candy or even fruit smoothies and the one time I ate a piece of cake I got a weird feeling: heart racing, faint nausea etc. So staying away from Cookies etc. is easy.

If I could choose I'd like to get sick once just after eating chocolate, that would take care of that issue.

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On 11/22/2009 at 8:51 PM, Oregondaisy said:

It's an individual thing. I had my vit. D level checked because I hear that a low Vit. D causes cravings for sweets. Mine was low. I crave sweets a lot and I still eat them. My friend who is sleeved also still craves sweets and eats a lot of candy.< /strong>

Thank you for sharing this! I will have mine checked because I have been craving sweets like crazy and it's starting to make me feel bad. I didn't come this far to start those bad habits again.

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