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Wow, this thread certainly was eye-opening. The only thing I have to contribute is that I took a small bite of my formerly favorite cookie a couple days ago and it was my first and only bite of real sugar since surgery. It was so disgusting I felt nauseated and had to brush my teeth afterward just to get the taste out of my mouth. So apparently I wont have any issues with sugary foods. Keep an open mind to what a treat is, lol, you may find suprising changes in your new palate!!!

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[mention=347776]Hungryman[/mention], do you use an app for tracking? If so, what app as I need one. I start my first *bite* of *food* Tuesday!!! ::happy dance::
I use my fitness pal by under armour it seems to work for me and it's very easy!!!

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4 hours ago, Sarab0703 said:

Isn’t equating ‘treat’ with food of any type - exactly how we all got here in the first place ?

Haven’t even had my surgery yet. (4/12) but I am personally looking forward to being freed from that mindset. Especially whilst easy to do it in the early months. I am working on a ‘treat plan’ that doesn’t involve food. One that breaks that entire connection and embraces the advantages achieved by losing the weight. Ideas are.. nails done, hair, facial, massage ...clothes shopping, (then as weight reduces) .. country walk with friends, start sailing again, go for a ride without scaring the horse with my weight... There is SO MUCH world out there that’s enjoyable and much much more long lasting treat wise than eating a Reece-cup. (Which let’s face it, last 5 minutes and leaves you with no good feeling afterwards because you want another and can’t have it. ).

I want to be sure you properly manage expectations. I don't know how much research you newbies have done re:weight loss, and surely don't want to be the voice of gloom.

But realistically, there is NO way you should ever portray this surgical choice as "being easy" at any time. LOL. In the early months, you STILL (most of us) fight head hunger, maybe even real hunger, plus all the emotional side effects of having one of our chief "drug" ripped from our bodies. LOL. Our relationship with food gets broken and we are forced to "deal" with our feelings. Plus there's the whole recovery from surgery/anesthesia, healing, and hormonal whackamole fluctuations that make us cry at the drop of a hat or make us feel flashpoint irrational and unexplainable anger at a given moment.

Glad you're working on counseling before surgery. Good luck!

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I am recently post op so I have no experience with the surgery, but in my dieting experience in the past success with treats has a lot to do with whether or not they are trigger foods for you. I cannot put a fig newton or an ice cream sandwich in my mouth (not even a sugar-free or Skinny Cow one). It will trigger binging big-time. I would actually be really afraid to eat one after surgery because I would be afraid I would eat myself sick. However, fruit, popsicles or, a Choco-Rite or Choco-Lite candy does not trigger a binge. I have a big problem with soft, carby, chewy foods and I hope that I can kick that habit with the surgery. The good thing about Protein is that it rarely triggers a binge. Who binges on chicken?

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