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Hello. I had my procedure on 17 Oct. The first few days in hospital were alright as I was being monitored. I went home on Thurs and the moment I got home, I wanted sugar. The craving was so bad I ended up having smooth Lindt chocolate. I kept that chocolate in my mouth until it was liquid and immediately felt better.

Needless to say I finished the chocolate as much as my new stomach could stomach. I sat myself down and gave myself a good talking to and haven't done that again

But after going through the forum, I'm learning how to stick to my eating plan. However, I'm very scared that I'm going to find this very difficult.

Drinking the 2 litres as prescribed, is very difficult. I can a barely make 1.5 litres. I'm already tired of the liquid diet, but will do it as my health is on the line. I haven't lost my sugar cravings as some have done. That sucks. I dreaming of Burger King Whoppers and yet I never did before.

What do I eat for Breakfast? I'm feeling a bit lost.

I never had the nausea and vomiting episodes. Cast Iron stomach I guess. I am losing small amounts but will work hard. love exercise and can't wait when I can go to the gym and really work out.

I bought a lot of baby food for my 2nd week. Have already tried them and adding a little salt, just a little, seems to help. So far meals are yoghurt, jelly (not jam) for now, broth, Evox whey Protein, and tea with sweetener.

I need guidance on how to structure and plan my meals.

Help Please.

F

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I was sleeved oct. 18. I crave a grilled cheese sandwich in a ridiculous way. But I am not about to rush any phas or cheat. I know from participating here that my cravings are in my mind. If I can't manage my first week without bad choices I had no business doing this. I found a recipe on Pinterest for Protein Jell-O shots. I made them with sf Jello and sf pudding, poured into 2oz cups. Keeps my Protein up, sweet tooth at bay. If you need chocolate try chocolate Protein drinks or sugar free fudgepops.

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I had my mini gastric bypass surgery on October 10th and came home October 18th (complications) but since I have came home I have dreamed of food. I have stuck to the liquid but my dreams are of meals that I loved.

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Hello. I had my procedure on 17 Oct. The first few days in hospital were alright as I was being monitored. I went home on Thurs and the moment I got home, I wanted sugar. The craving was so bad I ended up having smooth Lindt chocolate. I kept that chocolate in my mouth until it was liquid and immediately felt better.

Needless to say I finished the chocolate as much as my new stomach could stomach. I sat myself down and gave myself a good talking to and haven't done that again

But after going through the forum, I'm learning how to stick to my eating plan. However, I'm very scared that I'm going to find this very difficult.

Drinking the 2 litres as prescribed, is very difficult. I can a barely make 1.5 litres. I'm already tired of the liquid diet, but will do it as my health is on the line. I haven't lost my sugar cravings as some have done. That sucks. I dreaming of Burger King Whoppers and yet I never did before.

What do I eat for breakfast? I'm feeling a bit lost.

I never had the nausea and vomiting episodes. Cast Iron stomach I guess. I am losing small amounts but will work hard. love exercise and can't wait when I can go to the gym and really work out.

I bought a lot of baby food for my 2nd week. Have already tried them and adding a little salt, just a little, seems to help. So far meals are yoghurt, jelly (not jam) for now, broth, Evox Whey Protein, and tea with sweetener.

I need guidance on how to structure and plan my meals.

Help Please.

F

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I will get sleeve on wed..... my question...you can have baby food for the pureed stage?

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It sounds as if you need therapy for food addiction. Most of us do .

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Not sure if this will help anyone, but when I experience a craving of any kind, I fully induldge ONLY IN MY IMAGINATION. I imagine whatever it is in my mouth, and mentally work through the craving....exactly how it tastes, the sweetness, the savoriness, sour, salty, whatever. I imagine the texture of it in my mouth.

I used to try to avoid thinking about whatever it was that I was craving. But honestly, for me if I just fully immerse myself in thinking about it, it's almost as if I trick my brain into believing that I ate it, without ever eating it. Then poof! Craving gone.

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Will try that. I was warned that this would happen especially the first few weeks and with time and persistence, will be okay. I think that first day I was overwhelmed and talking to some people has helped. My menu of today was green tea, some yoghurt, chicken broth and now some butternut broth with aside order of diluted juiced apple. I've also noticed that drinking warm to hot Water with lemon goes down better than cold Water and I actually drink more of it.

I think I'll be okay.

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Beware.....scolding in progress.

Here's the thing, you just had major surgery on your stomach. No matter how bad the head hunger is, do you really think eating chocolate at all is wise a few days after surgery? I am guessing your answer is no or you would not be on here in scared mode.

Honestly you should be scared. You should pick up the phone and immediately call your therapist. Having WLS is 90% head, 10% if that surgery. You can eat around your surgery from day one. and if you do, why bother going through all the pre work and pain?

That is called self destruction and you need to get a handle on it now.

For me, sugars cravings have never gone away. I have had to learn to deal with this. Sometimes you give in and have something but never ever just when you get home from the hospital.

Lastly I would say that baby food does not have the nutrition that homemade prepared purees have. Not to mention they taste like crap unless you are eating all the fruits which have carbs in them.

Why not simply make some of your own purees, eat greek yogurt, cottage cheese, Protein shakes, ricotta bake. There are a ton of bariatric friendly pureed stage options available on pinterest.

I really wish you the best but you are definately going to need some help to get your head hunger under control. When those cravings come up the best thing you can do is try to get your mind off of it. Firstly, you cannot possibly be feeling real hunger at this stage.

Dehydration mimics hunger for us. So if you feel it keep sipping your approved liquids until that feeling goes away. If you have met your liquid goals and still feel that way, you are likely feeling some reflux if you are a sleeve patient.

If not those two things it is definately head hunger and you need some coping mechanisms. I use distraction techniques....go wash dishes, do some laundry, take a shower, do something with your hands like crafts - knitting, crocheting....etc. get your mind off of food. Lastly do NOT watch food porn shows or commercials, they can make head hunger terrible.

Go see a therapist they will provide lost of techniques and get at the bottom of why you are already self sabotaging.

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@@FloC I had surgery the day after you and can't even imagine eating chocolate. It's extremely important that you seek professional help to deal with emotional eating. Ask if there's a psychologist as part of your program. You don't want to waste this opportunity but more importantly- you can cause significant harm and life threatening complications going off plan. Learning to deal with head hunger and cravings is critical to long term success. I still have cravings and most likely always will. They didn't operate on our brains. I would donate the baby food. The fruits are not good for a Bariatric diet. Don't move ahead with the stages. If you are having a fair amount of sugar - you will continue to increase your cravings for more. You can do this if you put your mind to it!!!

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Beware.....scolding in progress.

Here's the thing, you just had major surgery on your stomach. No matter how bad the head hunger is, do you really think eating chocolate at all is wise a few days after surgery? I am guessing your answer is no or you would not be on here in scared mode.

Honestly you should be scared. You should pick up the phone and immediately call your therapist. Having WLS is 90% head, 10% if that surgery. You can eat around your surgery from day one. and if you do, why bother going through all the pre work and pain?

That is called self destruction and you need to get a handle on it now.

For me, sugars cravings have never gone away. I have had to learn to deal with this. Sometimes you give in and have something but never ever just when you get home from the hospital.

Lastly I would say that baby food does not have the nutrition that homemade prepared purees have. Not to mention they taste like crap unless you are eating all the fruits which have carbs in them.

Why not simply make some of your own purees, eat greek yogurt, cottage cheese, Protein shakes, ricotta bake. There are a ton of bariatric friendly pureed stage options available on pinterest.

I really wish you the best but you are definately going to need some help to get your head hunger under control. When those cravings come up the best thing you can do is try to get your mind off of it. Firstly, you cannot possibly be feeling real hunger at this stage.

Dehydration mimics hunger for us. So if you feel it keep sipping your approved liquids until that feeling goes away. If you have met your liquid goals and still feel that way, you are likely feeling some reflux if you are a sleeve patient.

If not those two things it is definately head hunger and you need some coping mechanisms. I use distraction techniques....go wash dishes, do some laundry, take a shower, do something with your hands like crafts - knitting, crocheting....etc. get your mind off of food. Lastly do NOT watch food porn shows or commercials, they can make head hunger terrible.

Go see a therapist they will provide lost of techniques and get at the bottom of why you are already self sabotaging.

Excellent advice and suggestions.

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