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I never thought of how many food commercials are on tv in a given day until I had surgery. I’m one week post op from the sleeve and find myself changing channels to quit being bombarded by delicious looking morsels I cannot eat. 😢

I keep repeating the mantra in my head: those foods are how you became overweight, you do not need them, they are not good for the new you!

sometimes it helps..but man, it does look good.

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Oh, I hear ya, they make me so hungry and there are so many of them. Darn them!

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That's why I record my tv shows to ffwd the adverts lol

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What a great attitude you are bringing to this journey. I loved reading that. You are SO right - these foods are back to old you, not forward to healthy new you.

It does change, what we automatically think of as a yum treat. Some days I catch myself craving cashews with chilli-lime! Where has the old me gone?

That said, those old carb cravings - sweets, chips, bread - still holler for my attention! But more and more I understand it and make choices - mostly healthy - rather than being a slave to the hollering!

(I also wake up on tuesdays, Thursday’s and Saturday’s and think ‘oh yay, it is run-day’ - which is DEFINITELY a foreign person inside my brain!)

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12 hours ago, MeepMeep said:

I never thought of how many food commercials are on tv in a given day until I had surgery. I’m one week post op from the sleeve and find myself changing channels to quit being bombarded by delicious looking morsels I cannot eat. 😢

I keep repeating the mantra in my head: those foods are how you became overweight, you do not need them, they are not good for the new you!

sometimes it helps..but man, it does look good.

I used to mute the commercials and do short workout sessions until the show came back on ( Jeopardy!... Don't judge me 😁)

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I agree, food commercial trigger my head hunger. I nearly exclusively stream these days. Problem solved!

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