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I am just about 2 weeks post-OP and I am really struggling with cravings, specifically for savory foods. I haven't actually tried anything, but my brain is telling me I could tear through a whole pizza or a plate full of taco bell. I've been on liquids now for about 4 weeks (2 pre-OP and almost 2 post-op). Is this just my mind going stir-crazy? Do these cravings start to subside one whole foods are allowed (5 weeks post-OP for me)?

Any input is appreciated!

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Cravings often are an entirely different beast from hunger.

Your cravings *may or may not* subside once you experience general satiety (no clue exactly when that will happen-but keep hope alive)

If they do congrats🎈, if they do not you will need to work on a plan to fight back (if that is what you want)

Good Luck 🌈

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3 hours ago, LeahC said:

I am just about 2 weeks post-OP and I am really struggling with cravings, specifically for savory foods. I haven't actually tried anything, but my brain is telling me I could tear through a whole pizza or a plate full of taco bell. I've been on liquids now for about 4 weeks (2 pre-OP and almost 2 post-op). Is this just my mind going stir-crazy? Do these cravings start to subside one whole foods are allowed (5 weeks post-OP for me)?

Any input is appreciated!

I went stir-crazy. Once I was able to eat actual foods, it got a lot better. It was better on soft foods, even, just to have something other than liquids. You gotta hang in there; you're almost there. ❤️

By the way, the cravings I have now are for raw veggies and fruits and stuff that I still can't "have" yet, according to my dietitian. I've been dying for some carrots or peaches, omg. The junk food cravings went away with me providing healthy food, at least for the most part. :) Once you can cook and eat, you can make good alternatives for your junk food, too. You got this!

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It's nice to know someone else dealt with this too, and I agree that a battle plan of sorts would be good to make should this happen further out.

Thank you guys...I really appreciate the input.😊

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I have cravings all the time. Usually it is sign I am hungry or thirsty.

And then your minds keeps telling you that the foods you crave are things that soothed you before.

I experienced that having tried a lot of foods that I craved, I don't actually like them anymore. I just crave them for old times sake. If I eat a bite of good foods or drink a little, the craving goes away.

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