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I'm ten days post op and feel hungry. I see food on billboards in commercials and just about everywhere. I'm still in my liquid diet phase but if I'm having this much trouble already, how am I gonna be successful. The food industry has perfected that subliminal advertising that calls to me and instantly makes me want food. What they do should be illigal when obesity related illnesses kills more people annually than drugs, alcohol, and smoking combined. Hoping it gets easier..

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Hold on...it'll get easier. And you'll be successful. Promise. [emoji4]

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8 minutes ago, dajoko said:

I'm ten days post op and feel hungry. I see food on billboards in commercials and just about everywhere. I'm still in my liquid diet phase but if I'm having this much trouble already, how am I gonna be successful. The food industry has perfected that subliminal advertising that calls to me and instantly makes me want food. What they do should be illigal when obesity related illnesses kills more people annually than drugs, alcohol, and smoking combined. Hoping it gets easier..

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liquid diet is rough. I promise it will get better when you get to your other food stages.

Advertising kills me. Why don't they advertise fresh and healthy foods..It's always the crappy addictive stuff. It's all about the money..Right?

Be strong!

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It gets easier. Hang tough.

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It gets better. Be strong! You’ve got this.


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Dajoko it does get easier when you get past the liquid diet portion.

Please remember that from now forward its more the metal game than the physical one.

the surgery delt with so much but the mental aspec is all post op and can be hard as hell.

develop your distraction strategies early and use them often. The habits you develop in the next 6 months will be the deciding factor for where you end up on the weight loss percentage.

always remember the avg VSG patient looses 60 percent off excess weight. So those that dont win the mental game are the ones that end up under the avg.

Hang in there and good luck and if you havent done a Sudoku puzzle give them a try they are very distracting and help me get my mind off of things when i start to obsess.

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I see pictures of bikinis all the time, do I want one? Nope I have the commitment and good sense to know it's just not for me. Why put on something (assuming I was the right size) that would make me cold and ride up into my backside? And I feel that way about fast food. And curiously since I'm still pre surg I have no desire for breads and sweets, there are only a few I can eat as I'm allergic to chocolate. Hershey has recently come out with a white coated Reese cup, my son had gotten each of us one. I took one teensy bite, it was so super sweet and sickening I gave the rest to my son. Maybe it's Hector and the gastritis, but it will prevent the risk of dumping in the future. And the last bread product I ate sat in my stomach like a frozen hockey puck. If I can give them up now I feel I will be more compliant later. You know what I do crave? Vegetables, yeah the thought of steamed broccoli sounds yummy or a baked sweet potato. No butter, it's perfect just the way it is.

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I am 13 days Post Op.
I have struggled to drink enough Fluid and to consume enough Protein Drink. I am weak and tired and I have frequent headaches from not being able to meet my fluid and Protein goals.
I continue to try. I I think I need to just keep trying..... My surgeon has a support group that meets once a week and each of these people told me they struggled too. They advised me that very few meet the goals right away but to keep trying because as soon as you do you will begin to feel better and stronger. Both body and mind.
The craving and the temptations are out there, once you feel stronger of body and mind you will get past these. In the mean time try other forms of entertainment then TV. Read a book, meditate or go for short walks. Board games and video games, puzzles and MUSIC (my fav)
GOOD LUCK and keep us posted.

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I didn't have much trouble with the goals as I get my Protein, Water and supplements in. I dont know if my protein regimin would help you. But I sip a premier protien drink half in the am and half around dinner, that's 30g. Breakfast is either a oikos triple zero yogurt thinned down a bit with some skim milk so it doesn't sit so heavy, 15g. Or a dannon light and fit yogurt shake,12g. Whichever I don't have for breakfast I have for a snack later. I eat the yogurt slowly with a baby spoon and get up and walk for a few to help with the bloated gasey feeling. Just those three things are 57g, throw in some broth for dinner and I can usually get over 60g. Water is just a constant small sip, but ever since surgery and having only ice chips that day I have a new found love of ice water. I have a 24oz shake cup that goes with me everywhere.

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Thank you for all the replies and encouragement as my emotions tend to go in waves. I try to be strong but the weak moments get me down sometime. I need to jump on the scale more often, that might keep my spirits up. 26lbs down from the night before my surgery surgery.

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Just be patient. It gets A LOT better, I promise. As your diet progresses, you'll be able to eat real food and you'll start to feel about everything. Plus, the foods that you see on commercials and billboards will not sound so appetizing once you see that those foods don't get down as they used to. It will push you away from it. Just trust the process and try to enjoy every moment. You'll be looking back on it and laugh about it. I'm 12 weeks post op and I feel amazing and can tolerate everything except too much sweets and greasy foods. Good luck to you.

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liquid is the worst. I cried because I didn’t feel like I was a normal person.

I was just saying the other day how I can still be in the grocery store and think oh this looks good or that looks good but then I really don’t crave it or even if we buy it or make it, I don’t eat much of it, if any.

Regarding the hunger, I thought I was hungery at that stage too but I think it was just an upset stomach like gassy. I know this now because I will sometimes still get that feeling and I’m like, oh wow, I’m hungry! And then I feel the air in my gut move, maybe burp and the feeling goes away.


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Tell youself you are way better than normal---you have been revised. What you gave up does not hold a candle to what you're getting. You'll live longer, thinner and fitter. You are going to look good and feel good. Buck up Buckaroo!

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im still pre-op but i have had 3 friends go thru this at my program and they are ok the first few weeks are hard yes but it gets a million times better the farther out you are ok just be patient ok your fine right now you are adjusting to a new normal you have a brand new tummy and its gonna take some time to get used to ok but just roll with it your fine ok

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