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I have always been a fast eater and post op that is causing me a decent bit of discomfort. I know the tricks but mentally that’s one thing I have yet to get over. When I eat slow I have little to no discomfort my question is will this continue for life if I eat too fast?

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3 minutes ago, Brent701 said:

I have always been a fast eater and post op that is causing me a decent bit of discomfort. I know the tricks but mentally that’s one thing I have yet to get over. When I eat slow I have little to no discomfort my question is will this continue for life if I eat too fast?

Pretty much. I've been trying to force myself to slow down as well. I find that's the only way I can eat certain foods.

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24 minutes ago, Brent701 said:

I have always been a fast eater and post op that is causing me a decent bit of discomfort. I know the tricks but mentally that’s one thing I have yet to get over. When I eat slow I have little to no discomfort my question is will this continue for life if I eat too fast?

Instead of thinking it's discomfort, think of it as your body telling you that you are stretching your sleeve. That might give you a different mindset and help you slow down.

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I, too, am a fast eater. I was sleeved on May 21 and I still have not been able to stop and then I feel gorged. I feel so guilty and scared afterwards. I actually just talked to my boyfriend about this last night. I cried my eyes out mainly because I'm afraid I've stretched my pouch but also because self control has been so difficult the last week and a half. I called my nutritionist this morning and I'm awaiting a call back. My boyfriend told me that what has happened has happened and that I needed to look to what I can start doing now. He said to start chewing each bite 20-25 times and wait until I feel satisfied and that full should feel good not like I gorged myself. So I've decided to use my mess ups as motivation to do better and look forward. I can do this and so can you. If you have support you should utilize it. It took me a few days to talk about it but it helped so much.

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@Brent701 I listened to a Masterclass on the Calm app about mindful eating, I learned a lot by listening to it. I found the same Dr (Michelle May) on YouTube giving a Ted talk. She touches on a lot of food/psychology issues in a short period of time. Around the 6 minute mark she discusses eating fast. I wouldn’t recommend skipping ahead, it is only a 15 minute talk, but that’s up to you! It is not a bariatric specific talk so keep that in mind.

Anyway, I thought you might find it helpful.

Michelle May Eat what you love

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Me too. I need to learn to slow down. I guess I'm going to have to count my chews and lay my fork down between each bite.

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31 minutes ago, Cheeseburgh said:

@Brent701 I listened to a Masterclass on the Calm app about mindful eating, I learned a lot by listening to it. I found the same Dr (Michelle May) on YouTube giving a Ted talk. She touches on a lot of food/psychology issues in a short period of time. Around the 6 minute mark she discusses eating fast. I wouldn’t recommend skipping ahead, it is only a 15 minute talk, but that’s up to you! It is not a bariatric specific talk so keep that in mind.

Anyway, I thought you might find it helpful.

Michelle May Eat what you love

What a great talk! Thanks for posting!

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I will check that out. Also I have noticed its the foods I enjoy more that I eat fast. When it comes to things i dont particularly care for or neutral I eat slow to normal speed. Definitely something psychological going on. Thanks for the link.

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I just saw my nutritionist this morning. The one bit of advice that I found particularly helpful for eating too fast is to take half of your meal and leave the other half in the kitchen. After you eat the first half wait 10 minutes and then get the other half. I hope it's some help to someone.

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I can see this helping. Very practical approach.

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This is me, also.

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