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I went to the grocery store today for something to eat.

For the first time in weeks I was actually starving, belly was empty and howling and I was really low on energy (and problably blood sugar). I at first thought about buying some fast food but then I realized that is a waste of both money and food as I wont eat the burger or chips. Pre surgery mindset catching up with me. Then I thought about cake or Cookies. Then I realized I'm not gonna eat it so why buy it, I glazed at the isle for a looong time in hopes of finding something sweet that I might want.

So I ended up with walking a half hour in the grocery store, trying to find something that I might actually want, and be willing to eat. And it finally dawned on me that the reason why I was glazing and browsing was because I was hungry AF. Before surgery I would just buy something to eat when I was hungry, usually some calorie dense food. And the fat and sugar gave me some satisfaction. It doesn't anymore. Even though I might dream of some fast foods now and then, it really, really isn't good a taste of it, and my mind and my stomach isn't in agreement with each other on this.

Dangerous times. Maybe someday my mind wins over my stomach and I will eat it regardless of taste or satisfaction.

I ended up buying one (yes, one) banana after a half an hours glazing. The people at the grocery store must think I'm insane.

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Good job! Not only did you resist the temptation to eat something not good for you, you got in a half hour of walking exercise!

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Wow I wish I could scan the aisles without wanting anything.

the grocery store is a dangerous place for me when I am hungry.

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The Grocery store terrible place to go when hungry. Always eat first! Judging by how I read your post it doesnt seem like you were doing actual grocery shopping just looking for something to eat. You would be much better off planning ahead what it is that you want and just buying and preparing.

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3 hours ago, MsMocie said:

I went to the grocery store today for something to eat.

For the first time in weeks I was actually starving, belly was empty and howling and I was really low on energy (and problably blood sugar). I at first thought about buying some fast food but then I realized that is a waste of both money and food as I wont eat the burger or chips. Pre surgery mindset catching up with me. Then I thought about cake or Cookies. Then I realized I'm not gonna eat it so why buy it, I glazed at the isle for a looong time in hopes of finding something sweet that I might want.

So I ended up with walking a half hour in the grocery store, trying to find something that I might actually want, and be willing to eat. And it finally dawned on me that the reason why I was glazing and browsing was because I was hungry AF. Before surgery I would just buy something to eat when I was hungry, usually some calorie dense food. And the fat and sugar gave me some satisfaction. It doesn't anymore. Even though I might dream of some fast foods now and then, it really, really isn't good a taste of it, and my mind and my stomach isn't in agreement with each other on this.

Dangerous times. Maybe someday my mind wins over my stomach and I will eat it regardless of taste or satisfaction.

I ended up buying one (yes, one) banana after a half an hours glazing. The people at the grocery store must think I'm insane.

You did great fighting temptation when you are hungry.

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Plus you got a 30 minute walk in as well.

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Whenever you feel hunger have some healthy Protein

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Gee Mikey how insightful

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19 hours ago, Brent701 said:

The Grocery store terrible place to go when hungry. Always eat first! Judging by how I read your post it doesnt seem like you were doing actual grocery shopping just looking for something to eat. You would be much better off planning ahead what it is that you want and just buying and preparing.

I usually have a pre prepped meal and some crackers, or nuts. Due to the fact that I don't actually want anthing atm, and everything stuffs me after a bite, I didn't bring with me food to work on this occasion. Simply because I didn't want any of my pre prepped.

Yes, I was just going to store to find something quick and easy.

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17 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

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Plenty of people buy single bananas, Congratulations on the choice 💚

I usually buy them singles ones. With a sliiight brown spot so they are moist enough. Grene nanans are the worst😂

In Norway 2 kgs cost about 2 USD. 1 banana cost 3-4 NOK, not sure what it will be in USD. Around 0,3 Euros.

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