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I never realized how much of a real addiction food was until now. I'm not hungry at all but yet I'm always thinking about food. Always.. Foods I wish I could eat right now. Foods that sound do good!! Constantly thinking about what I could possible get away with eating and cheating on my post op diet. I don't cheat though. I just sit here and sip my Protein Shake and Water and daydream. I feel ridiculous.

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It really is a mind challenge. Any addiction is hard to overcome. Maybe try finding support groups in your area for that or bariatric groups. I have the same problem and have been thinking maybe a therapist to help me before I have surgery.



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I was perfectly capable of going back to work a week after surgery. I took my whole four weeks just to get used to not eating. Not socializing around food. Getting used to watching food commercials and knowing I couldn't have it. Crazy for sure!



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I am 4 days post op and I had a break down and cried today because my head wanted a Mcdonalds cheeseburger so badly. I have been doing the exact same thing, I am right here with you! Glad I am not alone!


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I never realized how much of a real addiction food was until now. I'm not hungry at all but yet I'm always thinking about food. Always.. Foods I wish I could eat right now. Foods that sound do good!! Constantly thinking about what I could possible get away with eating and cheating on my post op diet. I don't cheat though. I just sit here and sip my Protein shake and Water and daydream. I feel ridiculous.



I promise you it gets easier. The head hunger messes with you but it does subside. I'm 8 weeks post op and down 60 pounds. I just follow my surgeons guidelines and it works. So hang in there. [emoji846]


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I'm six days post op and it's the exact same thing for me. I'm sitting here sipping Water, broth and Jello, while thinking about deviled eggs and cole slaw haha . I get my first protien shake today and I'm pretty excited for it. I am also not hungry really at all but my head is just like fooooood!!!

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I never realized how much of a real addiction food was until now. I'm not hungry at all but yet I'm always thinking about food. Always.. Foods I wish I could eat right now. Foods that sound do good!! Constantly thinking about what I could possible get away with eating and cheating on my post op diet. I don't cheat though. I just sit here and sip my Protein Shake and Water and daydream. I feel ridiculous.




I realized this tendency about myself years before surgery and spent three years working with a therapist that specializes in eating disorders and weightloss. Thoughts of food shouldn't plague you and I can verify that with good treatment, they won't. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND seeking therapy to ensure your surgical tool (the pouch) is most effectively utilized for the rest of your life. Good luck!



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