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Question for all my sleeve peeps! Some days I am hungry & want to eat all day (and I am able to eat small amounts frequently). Today is one of those days. On the other hand, there are days when i can barely take more than a few bites & get full almost immediately. Has anyone else experienced this?

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How many weeks out are you. Is it real hunger like your stomach growls or emotional hunger out of habit? I never ever feel hunger but at times my brain says Eat... Soft solids fill me up way faster than shakes or purees. Maybe just focus on the foods that fill you up quickly so you eat less.

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8 hours ago, Codyh1982 said:

there are days when i can barely take more than a few bites & get full almost immediately. Has anyone else experienced this?

as a Bandster I've had similar periods. The similarity I've noted is when my 'stomach brain' ignores being 'not hungry' while my 'head brain' is determined to nibble something anyway.

Long ago I was introduced to the idea that 'hunger that isn't satisfied by eating is not physical hunger'. That leads to endless speculation. I get the best control when my 'head brain' only allows eating behavior when actual 'hunger' dominates. And surprisingly often, a mere bite or two is adequate for several hours. Old habits of overeating try to revive themselves too often for me.

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How many weeks out are you. Is it real hunger like your stomach growls or emotional hunger out of habit? I never ever feel hunger but at times my brain says Eat... Soft solids fill me up way faster than shakes or purees. Maybe just focus on the foods that fill you up quickly so you eat less.


I'm 14 weeks out. On the days this happens, it's legitimate hunger with stomach growls & all! It's odd...definitely doesn't happen everyday.

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:37 PM, Codyh1982 said:

Question for all my sleeve peeps! Some days I am hungry & want to eat all day (and I am able to eat small amounts frequently). Today is one of those days. On the other hand, there are days when i can barely take more than a few bites & get full almost immediately. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Same here and I have read on other boards about the same thing. I am starting to wonder if it has anything to do with swelling of the sleeve. I say this because I recently found out that I have ulcers and they said my sleeve was swollen. This just may be my case and not all who have days of being able to eat more then other days.

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On 10/15/2019 at 5:28 AM, Codyh1982 said:


I'm 14 weeks out. On the days this happens, it's legitimate hunger with stomach growls & all! It's odd...definitely doesn't happen everyday.

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wow that must be tough bec the thing that keeps most of us going is not feeling hungry. I have heard that some folks have stomach grows but its actually acid reflux in their tummy? Question with the stomach growls do you also get the brain signal that makes you hangry and it says eat eat eat? Maybe when the Drs did your surgery they didnt get all of the Ghrelin(sp) so you still feel hunger although i know after while some people do get those pangs back.... I wish i had good advice to give you but i do know that before surgery and after when i eat Protein first- i fill up way faster and even with a couple of bites my tummy would stop growling. Hang in there.... you can do this.

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