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I have been back to work for a week now, and I have noticed that when I am at work I want to eat. Has anyone else had this issue?

I found myself the last couple of days wanting to go back to my old ways of eating because of others around me at work. I ate a soft taco with a few chips it took me about 2 1/2 hours but I ate it anyway. Last night it continued when I got home and I had 4 spoonfulls of Mac and cheese with my girls for dinner and I paid the price for it and got sick. I don't want that feeling ever again, I felt like I could not breath and wanted to puck but nothing happened. It took 2 hours for me to feel good again, but today while at work I want to eat crackers.

I need help what should I do to stop this insanity? Any suggestions? :(:wacko::blush:

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Good Sparkling Morning.

Here is some GREAT ADVICE.

1. Your surgeon performed surgery on your STOMACH not your BRAIN.

2. You have to learn to eat like a NEWBORN baby, because that is the size of your stomach.

What I usually do is prepare my foods 1 week in advance. Every night, I put my lunch/snack bag together, put in the refirgerator and then that is what my food intake is for the day of work.

I eat about 100 calories every 2 hours (If I can eat that much). I eat alot of grapes, cantalope, pepperoni, cheese for Snacks.

I eat at 6:30 am (Breakfast usually consists of 1 egg with 1 slice of cheese and 1 slice of cantalope). great proteini.

8:30am - snack of maybe cheese and grapes

10:30am - snack of cheese, pepperoni, and olives (2 small squares of cheest, 10 circles of ppn, 10 olives)

12:30pm - LUNCHTIME - I have substance (chicken, hamburger, whatever you wish). Usually 3 oz only. then have

veggies with them (soft). I sometimes can eat 3 oz but mostly only 2 oz.

2:30pm - snack. 1 banana, or more cheese and olives

4:30pm - I usually am walking, so I bring Cheese with me to snack while walking or an apple.

6:30pm - dinner (something light and healthy but filling)

8:30pm - last snack of the day - hard boiled egg, apple, or banana (not all three) lol

I take 3 walks during the day (work hours) Only 15 minutes each, but at least I am moving.

Then at night, it is it warm out, I do alot more walking about 2 miles or so.

right now I am not doing any weightlifting because I do not bring in alot of calories yet.

Hope this helps.

Remember only YOU can train YOUR brain. No one else. Also...........You actually may not be hungry, you may be thrity.

Your body does NOT really know the difference between hunger and thrist.

Have a sparkling day :)

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Good Sparkling Morning.

Here is some GREAT ADVICE.

1. Your surgeon performed surgery on your STOMACH not your BRAIN.

2. You have to learn to eat like a NEWBORN baby, because that is the size of your stomach.

What I usually do is prepare my foods 1 week in advance. Every night, I put my lunch/snack bag together, put in the refirgerator and then that is what my food intake is for the day of work.

I eat about 100 calories every 2 hours (If I can eat that much). I eat alot of grapes, cantalope, pepperoni, cheese for Snacks.

I eat at 6:30 am (breakfast usually consists of 1 egg with 1 slice of cheese and 1 slice of cantalope). great proteini.

8:30am - snack of maybe cheese and grapes

10:30am - snack of cheese, pepperoni, and olives (2 small squares of cheest, 10 circles of ppn, 10 olives)

12:30pm - LUNCHTIME - I have substance (chicken, hamburger, whatever you wish). Usually 3 oz only. then have

veggies with them (soft). I sometimes can eat 3 oz but mostly only 2 oz.

2:30pm - snack. 1 banana, or more cheese and olives

4:30pm - I usually am walking, so I bring Cheese with me to snack while walking or an apple.

6:30pm - dinner (something light and healthy but filling)

8:30pm - last snack of the day - hard boiled egg, apple, or banana (not all three) lol

I take 3 walks during the day (work hours) Only 15 minutes each, but at least I am moving.

Then at night, it is it warm out, I do alot more walking about 2 miles or so.

right now I am not doing any weightlifting because I do not bring in alot of calories yet.

Hope this helps.

Remember only YOU can train YOUR brain. No one else. Also...........You actually may not be hungry, you may be thrity.

Your body does NOT really know the difference between hunger and thrist.

Have a sparkling day :)

Thank you so much, I know before I had the surgery I was eating with my co-workers and yesterdsay I didn't bring my lunch and I had a really bad day and today I decided to make sure I brought my lunch with me. Thanks for all this information it is very good, and I am going to use some of this information may change it up a little bit, but I know it will work for me.

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If you are just now getting back to work, you can't be too far out from surgery and you are already eating crackers and chips?!?! I wasn't allowed anything crunchy until THREE MONTHS post-op.

As for eating during the day at work, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. I eat Breakfast, lunch, and two Snacks during my work day. I start off by bringing a Protein bar for breakfast (since you are probably not actually supposed to be on solids yet, you could do a ready-to-drink Protein shake). Between breakfast and lunch, I have a reduced fat string cheese, which you can probably safely have at this point. For lunch I have leftover meat from a previous dinner, but you could probably do something like tuna or chili? In the afternoon I have Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. I mix some granola or kashi Cereal into mine, but you probably shouldn't be having that quite yet.

So by eating every two hours or so, I never feel hungry at work. And I manage to get a lot of protein in!

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The trick to eating correctly at work is Planning. Invest in an insulated lunch bag so you can take small portions of ok foods from home, like boiled eggs, cheese, an ounce of nuts, and yogurts. Sliced cucumbers and tomatos have become my desperation friends. Instead of eating my tuna salad as a sandwich, I now use thick slices of cucumbers as crackers. I have lately discovered that if I eat a gherkin, my taste buds don't ask for anything else for a while.

No kidding: if you are hungry and it is not time to be hungry, drink some non-caloric beverage or a Protein shake.

Someone said on the forum the other day that if we are between meals, hunger is not an emergency. I printed that out and taped it to my desk in my home office.

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The trick to eating correctly at work is Planning. Invest in an insulated lunch bag so you can take small portions of ok foods from home, like boiled eggs, cheese, an ounce of nuts, and yogurts. Sliced cucumbers and tomatos have become my desperation friends. Instead of eating my tuna salad as a sandwich, I now use thick slices of cucumbers as crackers. I have lately discovered that if I eat a gherkin, my taste buds don't ask for anything else for a while.

No kidding: if you are hungry and it is not time to be hungry, drink some non-caloric beverage or a Protein shake.

Someone said on the forum the other day that if we are between meals, hunger is not an emergency. I printed that out and taped it to my desk in my home office.

Thank you for your suggestions. I am going to follow some of your ideas. I am 1 month as of today, so this gives me great ideas of what I can do.

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If you are just now getting back to work, you can't be too far out from surgery and you are already eating crackers and chips?!?! I wasn't allowed anything crunchy until THREE MONTHS post-op.

As for eating during the day at work, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. I eat breakfast, lunch, and two Snacks during my work day. I start off by bringing a Protein bar for breakfast (since you are probably not actually supposed to be on solids yet, you could do a ready-to-drink Protein shake). Between breakfast and lunch, I have a reduced fat string cheese, which you can probably safely have at this point. For lunch I have leftover meat from a previous dinner, but you could probably do something like tuna or chili? In the afternoon I have Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt. I mix some granola or kashi Cereal into mine, but you probably shouldn't be having that quite yet.

So by eating every two hours or so, I never feel hungry at work. And I manage to get a lot of protein in!

I am one month out today and just got back to work last Wednesday and it was okay for the first few days but then I wanted to get back into my old habits. After the tough day I had yesterday I now know I can not do that and sucessed with what I want for myself.

I will take what you are saying and place it in my list of things I can have.

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When I get head hunger, and just can't escape it's nagging, I eat meat, chicken or pork first to fill me up and retrain my brain to associate meat with head hunger. After eating Protein, and I still have that nagging little voice, I will allow myself a small portion (remember I'm physically full from the protein), about 1/2 a coffee cup (a real coffee cup, not a Starbucks Grande!) of whatever I'm craving. I'm normally satisfied after that.

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