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Im 4 weeks post op. I think I’m eating way too fast despite eating relatively small bites and chewing a ton. How long should it take me to eat, let’s say, 2 string cheese sized-cheese sticks with a slice or two of ham or turkey deli meat? Should it take me a half an hour? Or like 10 minutes? I feel like I’m rushing because my stomach is making gurgling noises after so I know Im really rushing it.

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I take my time because I tend to get sick to my stomach if I eat too fast. Just conscientiously slow down and take your time.

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i use a timer. 1-2 minutes between bites..1 min if soft like scrambled egg, 2 anything else. I have found that if i do not do that.. i dont get in more than 3 bites.. it truly helps get your food in. It typically takes me 30-45 min due to timers and size of bites.

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I'm gurgling too and taking in lots of air I think when I eat, so I must be eating too fast as well. It's hard to slow down, especially when something doesn't involve a lot of chewing.

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I have a hard time slowing down when I eat because I'm always busy doing something else. I struggle with taking 30 minutes to eat a small meal like the nut wants me to do so I end up with tons of gas all the time witch is the worse part of this journey so far. I end up just consuming Premier Protein for convenience. I wonder if I can just live on 3 of those a day for the rest of my life? LOL

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I use very small utensils. I have some that are appetizer size. And some that are just smaller (link below). It really helps me slow down. Takes me about 20 mn to eat about 2 oz of Protein and 50g of veg.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B1JRZYV/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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ughh i always have to watch myself with that... its a constant struggle... i mean 30 minutes is very slow to eat such a small meal. I do it though because If I eat too fast then I vomit it back up and then I don't want to eat at all. And to note I am 9 months post op!

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Uhhhh... I know I am doing this wrong, because I am still kinda wolfing down my food. I can eat 4oz of roast been in about 5-8 minutes. I also don't feel an worse for the wear afterwards. If I don't measure out my food though and I eat fast, I can out pace my sleeve and then I am not a happy campy and its vomit city. There's no way I am going to eat one bite every one or two minutes. I don't have the time when I am busy feeding the kids, getting them ready for school, working etc. Everything is always a rush. I just have to find a happy compromise.

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It takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain it is full. I try to st my food down between bites. This make me slow down a little. Also cut up your string cheese knowing you can eat 1/4 of it every 10 minutes. Our bodies are used to mindlessly eating. Sit down and concentrate on chewing each bite. Not always easy, but we are retraining ourselves. I have found if I eat slower I have less gurgling and less gas afterwards. Best of luck to you.

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I'm a fast eater too. I chew chew and chew, but I'm still done by 10 minutes. But I also eye what I know I can eat, and I still usually can't finish that as the burping starts per se, and then I just stop and then I'm more than satified.

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