Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Post-Op Hunger...  

76 members have voted

  1. 1. Since having my VSG surgery, I find that I am...



Recommended Posts

Wanted to take a poll to see how our "Hunger" has changed AFTER surgery. Thanks for participating!! :D

Physical hunger, unless it changes after surgery, is completely gone for me. Now head hunger on the other hand.... It's a decent on going battle :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have physical hunger ever...just head hunger or more like cravings, especially during TOM :(...but that didn't return either until 3 or 4 months post op.

It's soooo funny because I will catch myself saying I'm hungry and then I will say, um no I'm not, it's just a habit LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

22 months out, physical hunger is NULL and VOID completely. I can go (and I'm talking running around town, errands, volunteering, delivering jewelry, etc etc etc, shopping LOL) about 16 hours before I realize "Oh crap, I have not eaten today." I get a bit moody, cranky, irritable around the 10-12 hour mark, but I typically don't realize it until someone else points it out.

I battled most of my head hunger with the band so I have a fairly decent grasp on that as well. I'm a "bored" eater so I have to keep my mind and hands occupied and I can completely avoid snacking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It depends. Some days none but other days if I don't eat for 6 or 7 hours I get hungry. Of course I fill up on very little. Nothing like before surgery. I also sometimes get head hunger but its a lot easier to manage now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So far head hunger. When I fight with my sister I get so annoyed I feel hungry, then I realize how stupid I am, drink a tea and I am fine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah, I'm with everyone else -- no hunger, don't care about it until I realize I haven't eaten in hours . . . or my family gets annoyed with me because I haven't fed them :lol:

Now I get thirsty quite a bit -- so I feel like I need to drink a lot, but that's normal I suspect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I voted "somewhat hungry," but honestly, the actual hunger sensation is rare... I still get it once in awhile, but at about 1/4 of the intensity that it was before (from what I remember anyway... I ate so constantly that I rarely got TRUE hunger back then either!). For me, "hunger" is more of a feeling that Hey, I'm empty... Would'ja mind giving me something run on??

The head hunger though, oh boy. That is another animal entirely. :unsure:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know if its actual hunger that I get, but my stomach starts to feel upset if its been 4-6 hours or so and I haven't ate anything. My stomach does not growl in hunger anymore and Ii don't feel that hunger pain I used to get that made me say "Oh, I'm so hungry!"

I actually wish real hunger would come back instead of this stomach ache because it usually persists even after I eat something, and I have to take tums.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I occasionally feel hunger, but more often I just feel empty, like I need to eat. More often I crave food if I smell something really yummy or am in a situation that used to trigger eating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I occasionally feel hunger, but more often I just feel empty, like I need to eat. More often I crave food if I smell something really yummy or am in a situation that used to trigger eating.

Is physical hunger with the sleeve the same as pre-surgery (I've probably asked before, just can't remember)?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm never hungry. And the thought of eating food is gross, but I need food to support my workout habit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No hunger here but I know that I need to eat so that I can keep my body going and don't throw it in starvation mode. Head hunger is something different but I am working on that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Hesitant but hopeful

      Hey October Surgery friends...how are you doing? I've lost 15 lbs since surgery on 18th.42 lbs overall. Wearing clothes that feel great. Had a bout of cold and stomach flu and still having some nausea off and on after that but getting better, I think. 
      Seems like I fill up and have minor pain quicker when I eat hot foods rather than cold. Anyone else notice this?
      Still sooo glad I did this.
      · 1 reply
      1. Bettyboop56

        I had surgery Oct 29. Lost 35#. Plateau now. But seeing what clothes fit now is encouraging.

    • Merri Beth  »  SamaLotus

      Hi I just saw that you are in Las Vegas too. We are going to the same center. Dr Laduc in same office as Dr Atkinson, is doing my sleeve on Nov. 28th.  I wish you the best!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Jessica100858

      24 days and counting down til surgery 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Bunny78

      Just over 2 weeks post-op….I’m getting there
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Voogs  »  KimA-GA

      always look forward to your updates, Hope you are well.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×