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I am 4 months post op and feel no restriction when I eat. Haven't felt any since surgery. I have only lost 35 pounds and I'm certain it's because of my eating habits. I feel like I have failed this surgery. I recognize I eat out of boredom. (I work from home and sit next to the kitchen)

Is there anyone who is losing slow and also not making the best food choices? I need support and some advice. Maybe some encouragement. PLEASE!!!!!

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I'd ask your surgeon about the restriction. How much can you eat, or are you grazing? This is valuable time for you and you can't waste it. 35 lbs is a good start. Get back in there!!

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Encouragement! 38lbs is a great accomplishment. When you say you feel no restriction, it sounds like you may actually be unconsciously testing your limits at the same time. You may unknowingly (or maybe knowingly) trying to see how much you can eat. There was a few times I remember doing this as well when I was first able to eat a bit more.

May I suggest trying trying my old trick... If it is not time for you to eat: (1) If you 'think' you are hungry or need/want a snack - drink a bottle (16oz) of water/hydration and wait 10-15 mins (2) After 10-15 mins, if you still feel the urge, drink another 16oz (3) After that, if you are still hungry: Eat Something! This will help you stay hydrated, aid satiety, and keep you busy stretching time between meals and grazing.

I suggest planning, preparing your Snacks in advance. Having set portions already ready to go helps keep you on track with what you should consume and keeps you away from snacking based on sight.

Last one for now - Protein and hydration. Proteins (low/no sugar or carbs) like shakes, bars and powders help get you the nutrition you need and curb your hungry. And you can never get too much hydration!

I'm just over one year post VSG - down 150+ from start of my journey and am just getting back to the forums. teh best advice I've found is from 'my' Dr. and peers on this same journey.

Wish well - keep on the path!

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