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For some reason I've really been struggling this past few weeks with my eating habits. I think I'm hungry all the time but I feel full. I'm not sure if it's the excusing because I have been doing a lot of weight training or just my mind. I've been trying to drink more Water when I have these moments. Maybe I need to go back to having 2 Protein shakes a day. I'm almost 2 months out is this normal?

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I'm 3 years out this month. In my opinion, learning to cope without turning to food is one of the hardest challenges post-WLS. Many of us have used food for comfort, or when faced with stress, or just when boredom would set in. It's important not to "graze" all day, too. Maybe it would help you to keep a journal? Write down how you're feeling when you see that you're not eating well. Are you feeling stressed? Sad? Angry? Lonely? I think a lot of emotional issues that have been band-aided with food pre-op rise to the surface post-op, and it's important to work through them. Good for you for weight-training, though. Exercise is one of the very best outlets for stress relief and for releasing dopamine and serotonin. Wishing you the best of luck!

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