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hey guys! so im 4 days post op and already feeling hungry all the time and craving food, is this normal? does my body need time to adjust? any insight would be much appreciated

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You need to keep high Protein Shakes handy for when this happens. Often times you can mistake hunger for being thirsty and the Protein will no doubt be needed anyway.

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5 hours ago, rudyAA said:

hey guys! so im 4 days post op and already feeling hungry all the time and craving food, is this normal? does my body need time to adjust? any insight would be much appreciated

What surgery did you have? Hungry or is it acid reflu?

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I can only speak about sleeve, but it was normal. I had mad cravings for the first 10 days'ish & I'd "think" I was hungry when I really wasn't. I read somewhere that it is just your brain not correlating to your new stomach yet. Your mind and body has to adjust.

Your brain still thinks you can eat whatever you want.

Yes, it DEFINITELY goes away with time. Don't worry!

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6 hours ago, Hop_Scotch said:

What surgery did you have? Hungry or is it acid reflu?

i had gastric sleeve, and definitely it's cravings and hunger

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6 hours ago, Lanie992 said:

I can only speak about sleeve, but it was normal. I had mad cravings for the first 10 days'ish & I'd "think" I was hungry when I really wasn't. I read somewhere that it is just your brain not correlating to your new stomach yet. Your mind and body has to adjust.

Your brain still thinks you can eat whatever you want.

Yes, it DEFINITELY goes away with time. Don't worry!

that's what i thought! i had gastric sleeve also and i was just worried that these wont go away, thank you for your reply :)

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I’m a bit over 3 months post op, have gone through many stages re: hunger—and see that it will likely continue to change. This early out, no “stage” is likely an indicator of how things will be permanently, even semi permanently, so relax, go with the flow and listen to your body.

Examples...early on, I had same as you describe now, felt like and probably was real hunger. I sipped clear raspberry Protein Drink, Bone Broth, and my allowed foods. It passed.

Gradually eased to no real hunger, but ate because of acidic feeling and rumbling in tummy. Now, I’ve been released/advised to eat 1,000 cal daily and any food I can tolerate (focus on best nutrition bang for the buck) so have experimented in bites of tasty, too, to see how well I tolerate. Tried 2 bites of hubby’s taco, oh no, not the same as I recall, chest felt full and did not want another bite, (fat/rich...i will be sick) not eager to do it again. Quesadilla bite, same. Foods that I used to really, really enjoy, my body now rejects.

I’m glad it’s doing its “tool thingy”, but it’s a mourning, as well. My pouch definitely feels great restriction when I try to eat any restaurant take out. I looked at his fries last week, wanting to taste one, and my body said don’t even think about it—gross, sick, greasy. My best advice? Listen to your body, don’t try to over rule nor over ride your pouch. There is definitely a new sheriff in town, and mournful or not, it is what I wanted.💃

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