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Well if you're me, here's why...

Because if you eat quickly and eat more than you should, you will feel like someone kicked you in the kidneys. And then like that same person is trying to pull your stomach out through your chest with a rusty hook. And then like you're cramping so hard your body might just permanently stay folded in half. And then, once the worst part passes, you'll just feel vaguely like a toddler is punching your middle.

And that's why you should eat sloooowly and listen for the signals that you're full. :D

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Or... you're just into the whole pain thing? :P

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Or... you're just into the whole pain thing? :P

Y'know, sometimes I wonder... ;)

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7 weeks post op and I still totally struggle with this. My eyes are so much bigger than my stomach (probably literally now haha). It only takes one extra bite for me to feel like I have an alien in my chest trying to get out. Daily struggle but I'll still take it over being able to finish my plate and my kids any day!

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7 weeks post op and I still totally struggle with this. My eyes are so much bigger than my stomach (probably literally now haha). It only takes one extra bite for me to feel like I have an alien in my chest trying to get out. Daily struggle but I'll still take it over being able to finish my plate and my kids any day!

Another very accurate description!

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It only took once and I learned. I HATED IT! I was soo sick I couldn't get off couch to join family going to the movies. Ugh!

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Oh I wish... Feels like I never had surgery. I have only twice had a twinge like I was overeating/to big/too fast. One time I stopped the other I kept going. Nothing!! Not sure if its because I had a band previous and my body is used to the pain and this is nothing or what.

That said I measure my food and I am very full about 20 min after I finish eating. Probably need to cut back the amount slightly. (Usually measure out about 1/4-1/2 of a cup of food at a sitting.

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My "emergency shut-off" has symptoms suspiciously similar to dumping syndrome. Makes me wonder...

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I can totally relate to the "one extra bite" thing. Usually, I just feel full when I am done. After 3 or 4 ounces, I feel like I ate a holiday dinner. But once, I was eating refried Beans at a restaurant and I took that one bite too many because they were soooooooo good and BAM! Nausea, sweating, sliming. I was afraid I was going to have to bolt for the bathroom. I sat still and continued to breathe. After a minute or so, it passed, but it was a close thing. I am going to be wary of those beans in the future.

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I can totally relate to the "one extra bite" thing. Usually, I just feel full when I am done. After 3 or 4 ounces, I feel like I ate a holiday dinner. But once, I was eating refried Beans at a restaurant and I took that one bite too many because they were soooooooo good and BAM! Nausea, sweating, sliming. I was afraid I was going to have to bolt for the bathroom. I sat still and continued to breathe. After a minute or so, it passed, but it was a close thing. I am going to be wary of those beans in the future.

The beans are my favorite thing with Mexican food. I have to literally saturate them with salt on them to keep myself from that one last and over the line bite.

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Oh I wish... Feels like I never had surgery. I have only twice had a twinge like I was overeating/to big/too fast. One time I stopped the other I kept going. Nothing!! Not sure if its because I had a band previous and my body is used to the pain and this is nothing or what.

That said I measure my food and I am very full about 20 min after I finish eating. Probably need to cut back the amount slightly. (Usually measure out about 1/4-1/2 of a cup of food at a sitting.

Yep, it's a band thing. We old bandsters are so used to the pained feeling that we stop paying attention. It's a good thing for us to measure everything and pay close attention. Still I believe that the band I much better to live with than that hairy-molled ugly b#%ch Brunhilda (my name for the band that gave me so much trouble)

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