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Hello everyone! I am just beginning my journey. Today I met with my psychologist and tomorrow I meet for the first time with my bariatric nutritionist (RD). I do not have to do a 6 month program with a nutritionist according to my insurance, but the program requires "up to three" visits with the RD. Any insight on what I can expect for that first RD visit?

Also... the psychologist I met with today challenged me a bit (appropriately) on what my plans are post-op when I feel stress... she wanted to know what I will substitute for food to prevent future weight gain. I told her that I typically find solace in my friends, prayer, and food; I am wondering, what have you found helpful to prevent stress eating (I know the sleeve restricts intake... has this been enough to deter you from this behavior?)

Thanks so much, in advance, for your counsel as I begin my journey!

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I was just sleeved on 3/5, but I have already realized that this is an issue. I'm honestly not sure exactly what works as "a replacement"...but I know that I have turned to this site when I feel that urge to eat something that I shouldn't.... Just getting on here and reading about other's struggles makes me feel normal, and boosts my spirits.

Good Luck to you, and take advantage of this site!

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