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So provisionally booked for 24th October for a gastric sleeve

Suddenly I feel very very anxious and worried I'm not going to cope

Biggest concern is how I overcome knowing that I will never eat lovely food again and will miss out on all my favourite foods

I know that's how I got obese in the first place but I am a HUGE comfort eater and I really enjoy food !!

Help !!!

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4 minutes ago, SarKat said:

So provisionally booked for 24th October for a gastric sleeve

Suddenly I feel very very anxious and worried I'm not going to cope

Biggest concern is how I overcome knowing that I will never eat lovely food again and will miss out on all my favourite foods

I know that's how I got obese in the first place but I am a HUGE comfort eater and I really enjoy food !!

Help !!!

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Hey there!

Anxiety is pretty common once you get that surgery date. That is when everything kind of solidifies and becomes real.

You will be able to eat lovely food again! It is just going to be a while as you'll want to maximize the loss of weight before you get to maintenance mode. You will also need to rethink how you approach those foods so that you can make them healthier and yet still enjoy those flavors. If you want some good inspiration on what you'll be able to do for food, I recommend checking out the Food Before & After thread on here. It's been going for over 2 years now and has TONS of pictures of the foods that people who are in all stages of post-op life are eating. You'll pick up all kinds of great tips and tricks from the people who post there!

You may have to say goodbye to some of your favorite foods in the way that you knew them, but you'd be amazed at the ways you can revamp some foods to make them much healthier. And the fact that you'll have a built-in restrictor means that you're going to have a much harder time overindulging in things, though you'll always want to steer clear of slider foods.

You're going to do great and sleeve surgery will change your life in so many amazing ways! Congrats on your surgery date!

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that's true while you're in weight loss mode, but you'll be able to enjoy most - if not all - of your favorite foods once you hit maintenance. The only thing I really can't handle anymore are really fatty meals. For example, my husband and I used to love going to Friday night fish fries before I had surgery. These usually consisted of two or three battered or breaded deep-fried fish filets, with tartar sauce and a side of French fries, cole slaw made with mayo, and usually a roll with butter. I'd be throwing up if i tried to eat that now. I could maybe eat half a fried fish filet - anything else with that would have to be non-fried.

you WILL, however, have to eat smaller portions of your favorites once you can have them again (and having a smaller stomach makes that easier). We used to order large pizzas sometimes and we'd each eat half of it. Now I can manage one or two pieces. But when you think about it, that's what a lot of never-been-obese women eat. My mother certainly never ate half a large pizza - she'd always have one or two pieces. Same with a lot of my female friends. So...

as far as anxiety goes, that's very common. I've been nervous before every surgery I've had. But this is a very safe and routine surgery. I'm sure you'll do just fine!

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I recommend food funerals preop because it may be awhile before you eat those really devish foods again also the portion would b smaller (if bypass). With bypass it feels like my eyes are bigger than my stomach so you may order something but only b able to eat two bites 🥴

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