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While my stomach is still healing I feel hungry, but it's tolerable and I know it will go away.

Remember that our stomaches would hurt when we got hungry, and right now they're hurting because they're healing.

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I am not hungry. You will not be hungry as they remove the part of the stomach that stimulates hunger. What most experience is head hunger, the wanting of foods. What I have also posted is that having an empty stomach is not hunger. As a fat person we are always filling our stomachs so as not to feel this empty. This will be something you will experience. Water will always fill you up so it is a good way to make sure you get your water intake daily.

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I'm over a year out, and I don't get hungry. I do get cravings. I've also found that if I eat a lot of carbs, I will crave more carbs.

I do get what I call a "snacky" feeling. I'm not hungry, but I want something to do. food used to fill this for me -- the act of eating something mindless -- and now I don't want that stuff, but I still miss the action/time filler at certain times of the month.

One thing that I've found helps *cure* me when I want something bad is to look at the calories. 99.5 percent of the time, the calorie count is too high for me to deem it worthy of actually eating. It gives me the willpower to turn down that bad snack.< /p>

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I am not hungry. You will not be hungry as they remove the part of the stomach that stimulates hunger. What most experience is head hunger, the wanting of foods. What I have also posted is that having an empty stomach is not hunger. As a fat person we are always filling our stomachs so as not to feel this empty. This will be something you will experience. Water will always fill you up so it is a good way to make sure you get your Water intake daily.

I'm going to have to disagree. I know the difference between head hunger & "real" hunger. I, for one, am not looking to fill myself up with anything. In fact, my stomach physically feels hungry even though I do not feel like eating and there is nothing I'm craving, etc. I drink at least 70 oz per day so I know water doesn't "always fill you up."

According to the PA/NUT at my surgeon's office, hunger is in part caused by hormones and it can take some of us longer to achieve a hormone reset than it does others. The hunger is REAL and to always call it "head hunger" is to minimize a true, real, physical condition that some of us feel - and may feel for many long weeks post-surgery. There are some that may always feel hungry (I pray I'm not one of them!). Additionally, (having just called to ask the PA the question - there is not one part or another of the stomach itself that stimulates hunger so there's not a way to "remove the part of the stomach that causes hunger.").

It's also not always a case of acids in the stomach being misinterpreted for hunger, as verified by the PA/NUT. I'm taking an antacid & a PPI daily and this doens't negate the hunger.

While it's awesome that most people don't feel hungry, and yes, SOME people will sometimes experience "head hunger," but some of us feel "real" hunger and can only hope that the hormones (ghrelin in particular seems to be a primary culprit), etc. will reset soon.

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I'm going to have to disagree. I know the difference between head hunger & "real" hunger. I, for one, am not looking to fill myself up with anything. In fact, my stomach physically feels hungry even though I do not feel like eating and there is nothing I'm craving, etc. I drink at least 70 oz per day so I know Water doesn't "always fill you up."

According to the PA/NUT at my surgeon's office, hunger is in part caused by hormones and it can take some of us longer to achieve a hormone reset than it does others. The hunger is REAL and to always call it "head hunger" is to minimize a true, real, physical condition that some of us feel - and may feel for many long weeks post-surgery. There are some that may always feel hungry (I pray I'm not one of them!). Additionally, (having just called to ask the PA the question - there is not one part or another of the stomach itself that stimulates hunger so there's not a way to "remove the part of the stomach that causes hunger.").

It's also not always a case of acids in the stomach being misinterpreted for hunger, as verified by the PA/NUT. I'm taking an antacid & a PPI daily and this doens't negate the hunger.

While it's awesome that most people don't feel hungry, and yes, SOME people will sometimes experience "head hunger," but some of us feel "real" hunger and can only hope that the hormones (ghrelin in particular seems to be a primary culprit), etc. will reset soon.

I AGREE with all of the first part 100% but it is true about the hunger hormone learned that in class its call gerhlin if i spelled it right. in the rny its removed completly in the sleeve a large portion is removed but some is left. i completley agree with the head hunger regular hunger. i know hunger when i feel hunger and i dont crave either.

i remember when i lost 125lbs on 6 week body makeover i was hungry all the time and it was because i eat every 2-3 hrs so i know hunger hunger pangs hurt and make you feel nauseaus.

to be honest i never heard of head hunger till i joined hear. i wonder where did that theory come from

i dont get head hunger. i be hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy because im on E. :blink:

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yep thats it thanks

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I'm going to have to disagree. I know the difference between head hunger & "real" hunger. I' date=' for one, am not looking to fill myself up with anything. In fact, my stomach physically feels hungry even though I do not feel like eating and there is nothing I'm craving, etc. I drink at least 70 oz per day so I know Water doesn't "always fill you up."

According to the PA/NUT at my surgeon's office, hunger is in part caused by hormones and it can take some of us longer to achieve a hormone reset than it does others. The hunger is REAL and to always call it "head hunger" is to minimize a true, real, physical condition that some of us feel - and may feel for many long weeks post-surgery. There are some that may always feel hungry (I pray I'm not one of them!). Additionally, (having just called to ask the PA the question - there is not one part or another of the stomach itself that stimulates hunger so there's not a way to "remove the part of the stomach that causes hunger.").

It's also not always a case of acids in the stomach being misinterpreted for hunger, as verified by the PA/NUT. I'm taking an antacid & a PPI daily and this doens't negate the hunger.

While it's awesome that most people don't feel hungry, and yes, SOME people will sometimes experience "head hunger," but some of us feel "real" hunger and can only hope that the hormones (ghrelin in particular seems to be a primary culprit), etc. will reset soon.[/quote']

I really appreciated your post. I have been feeling real hunger, but keep thinking it can't be...it had to be in my head. I think I have found a possible reason for me: I haven't been getting in my Protein.

I've discovered a bad habit that is difficult to break: I don't eat during the day, so when I get home from work, I consume most of my calories. I did this before surgery & realized I'm doing that now. I think this is contributing to my hunger pangs because I feel them the most in the evening, and food does look good to me. Tonight my husband tutored me with popcorn, but the sleeve did help me resist.

Anyway, thank you for your informed post.

Sleeve date: Oct. 15. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy

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