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I’m a week post op and I’m starting to get scared that my stomach wasn’t put small enough. I can drink the Protein Shakes without ever feeling full and I have to stop myself or I’ll drink the whole 8 ounces without feeling discomfort or full. I had a Soup tonight that was from BariWise and I ate 6 ounces of it and still didn’t feel full even though it was a more dense liquid. Idk what to do. I’m scared that it wasn’t done right.

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Eat or drink slowly. I learned this with the lap band. Allow your stomach to send the full message which takes 15-20 minutes. Sip slowly. Then keep full with Water water water. I'm not sure how quickly you are drinking but my morning Protein Drink takes me about 30 minutes or more. I have to remind myself to put it down do something then come back to it.

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liquid passes straight through. Once you start solids things will feel different.

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1 hour ago, elcee said:

liquid passes straight through. Once you start solids things will feel different.

She is right on!^^^

You will feel major restriction with solid food!

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I remember being utterly convinced they had cut me open, sewed me up, and forgotten to do the important part!

But I soon realised, everything about my stomach and eating was suddenly very different!

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I am a month out. I felt the same way. I can drink more liquid than they said I'd be able to. I didnt get a full feeling when I drank. But around week three, I started to. While I can feel satisfied with liquids now, I still can get more in at a time than they said. I dont know why it took a couple of weeks to start feeling it. And solid foods, even mushy, was a different story. A few bites and I have to sit back and wait before I can attempt more. I also felt hungry the first 2 weeks. After the second week, nothing. I dont feel hungry nor do I really desire to eat. I have noticed at times I envy something someone is eating, and I think I really want it. But I have recently realized that it's in my head. I only think and tell myself I want it. The actual craving isnt there.

Best of luck.

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Good luck on your journey and thank you for sharing your experience.

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the above posters are right - you'll feel the restriction when you start eating solid food.

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Liquid is suppose to pass through or you wouldn't get hydrated properly. If you're able to drink without discomfort, that's a good thing. You'll see the difference once you start eating solid foods. I sometimes wonder whether my stomach was made small enough since I feel like I still can eat a lot---but then I try to east a burger and I am full after 6oz (I am 7 months post-op). I can still eat plenty, which is a good thing to be honest. You want to be able to eat healthy foods and have a healthy lifestyle. The biggest changes are hormonal and that's what really drives weight loss. The mechanical restriction is only a part of the process. In the end, I can't argue with the results. I am down almost 80 pounds in seven months and I am in the best shape of my life! No regrets here!!

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