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Hello all, this is my first post, had surgery for the sleeve and hiatil hernia Thursday morning and arrived home Friday night around 10pm. Felt horrible Sat and Sun, bounced back in Monday. Had post up visit Tues and was moved to stage 2. Feeling very good now, just want to know is anyone else dreaming of pizza, cheeseburgers, Mac n cheese, etc.....? I thought the surgery was supposed to suppress the grehlin ????

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Dreaming of food sounds more like head hunger than physical hunger.

Hunger pains are very likely to be stomach acid

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That's head hunger, not physical hunger. You have to deal with it because it can be as bad as or worse than physical hunger and cause you to eat bad things.

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Hello all, this is my first post, had surgery for the sleeve and hiatil hernia Thursday morning and arrived home Friday night around 10pm. Felt horrible Sat and Sun, bounced back in Monday. Had post up visit Tues and was moved to stage 2. Feeling very good now, just want to know is anyone else dreaming of pizza, cheeseburgers, Mac n cheese, etc.....? I thought the surgery was supposed to suppress the grehlin ????

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It gets better I promise. Stay strong resist the mental cravings and eventually they stop

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15 hours ago, Lbtnew said:

suppress the grehlin ????

oh it does but nothing suppress's the human mind. Head hunger is just as real to you as anything else in your life and it can drive you nuts if you let it.

you really have to work to occupy your mind with things that take a lot of concentration. take up a new hobby, get lost in a book or do crossword puzzles or my favor Sudoku's.

just try to distract yourself

avoid the idiot box (tv) for awhile. way to much hard sell.

good luck

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THANK YOU all so much for the support, I feel better knowing I am not the only one and also all the advice. Yes, my mission will be to get it out of my head. I agree TV is my worst enemy, I never ever realized that 99.9 percent of commercials were about food ! At this time last week I was in the hospital feeling like hell, I can't believe what a difference a week makes. I am feeling great, now I just have to wrestle that demon you all call head hunger.

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Curiously enough, for the last two days, both head and physical hunger has decreased dramatically! So it definitely gets better. I'm not sure what to make of the difference [emoji848][emoji848][emoji848]. I hope it stays this way for a while because it feels great! I have to make myself get to 500 Cals per day.
I'm also exactly 7 days post OP.

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On 8/22/2019 at 1:13 AM, Lbtnew said:

Hello all, this is my first post, had surgery for the sleeve and hiatil hernia Thursday morning and arrived home Friday night around 10pm. Felt horrible Sat and Sun, bounced back in Monday. Had post up visit Tues and was moved to stage 2. Feeling very good now, just want to know is anyone else dreaming of pizza, cheeseburgers, Mac n cheese, etc.....? I thought the surgery was supposed to suppress the grehlin ????

Oh yes, and the burger commercials are the worst. The head hunger is awful about week 2 and you have a stall in weight loss week 3-4. I was really not happy that my husband could eat the first couple of weeks but once I moved to soft foods I don't feel like throwing his food out the window. The Outlast no sugar added pop cycles were my savior. I'm almost done with week 3 and have 2 more weeks of soft foods only.

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14 hours ago, Deedee12 said:

I'm not sure what to make of the difference

would you believe that you have cleared the carb/sugar addiction and your body has fat adapted and switched to burning fat for fuel instead of expecting a new dose of sugar/carbs every 3 hrs as before.

amazing isn't it

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all great info and responses, feels so good to know it's temporary, thanks to all

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