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I'm 5 days post-op and in too much pain to be hungry, but last night I had the most vivid food dream. I was at a vacant apartment but on a table in the apartment was a sandwich I used to make with all of the fixings. Needless to say I ate the entire thing. But, I was post-op in my dream too so I panicked and raced to the store to buy a Protein Shake?

It was apparently Christmas time so I bought an Isopure advent calendar because my dream logic said to counteract the effects of junk food I need to chase it with Protein? Then the dream ended with me opening each day to reveal a new flavor of protein shake. calculating-puzzled.gif

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Kinda reminds me of the time I started dreaming about bread of all things. About four months post op I started having vivid dreams about bread. Sandwiches, toast, cinnamon bread, etc. I told my nutritionist about it and she thought it was hilarious! 😂 Then she told me low carb bread would be fine to add to my diet and I tried some low carb wheat bread (not knowing at this point that I have a wheat allergy) and I DUMPED! I felt like I was dying it was so bad! 😭 My bariatric surgeon had told me you didn't dump with my surgery and I complained so loudly at my 6 month check up for that. They said it was weird and asked me what my symptoms were and I told them it was the WORST nausea of my LIFE (and I had brain surgery, for reference), diarrhea, stomach cramps, sweating, shaking, dizzyness, lightheadedness, etc. and they were like: 'yeah that's classic symptoms of dumping syndrome, but that shouldn't have happened'. So they did an allergy test for wheat and it came back positive. How a food allergy mimics dumping syndrome, I don't even know... Anyway, I was so scarred by the incident that I actually had bread that I haven't had it since. On one hand I miss it, but hey, wheat is in like almost EVERYTHING and it gets annoying when you look at labels and see wheat on it and then I can't eat it... why do they friggin' use wheat flour in so many things?! 😡

Anyway, yeah, it's normal. Hilarious and weird, but normal to have vivid food dreams.

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Yes!! I had them quite frequently in the beginning, and I still do after two years. In my dreams I'm eating huge amounts of "forbidden" foods (usually cake and cookies), and I'm fully aware that I shouldn't be doing so. Unlike you, I don't try to undo the damage with a Protein Shake.

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20 hours ago, NovaLuna said:

Kinda reminds me of the time I started dreaming about bread of all things. About four months post op I started having vivid dreams about bread. Sandwiches, toast, cinnamon bread, etc. I told my nutritionist about it and she thought it was hilarious! 😂 Then she told me low carb bread would be fine to add to my diet and I tried some low carb wheat bread (not knowing at this point that I have a wheat allergy) and I DUMPED! I felt like I was dying it was so bad! 😭 My bariatric surgeon had told me you didn't dump with my surgery and I complained so loudly at my 6 month check up for that. They said it was weird and asked me what my symptoms were and I told them it was the WORST nausea of my LIFE (and I had brain surgery, for reference), diarrhea, stomach cramps, sweating, shaking, dizzyness, lightheadedness, etc. and they were like: 'yeah that's classic symptoms of dumping syndrome, but that shouldn't have happened'. So they did an allergy test for wheat and it came back positive. How a food allergy mimics dumping syndrome, I don't even know... Anyway, I was so scarred by the incident that I actually had bread that I haven't had it since. On one hand I miss it, but hey, wheat is in like almost EVERYTHING and it gets annoying when you look at labels and see wheat on it and then I can't eat it... why do they friggin' use wheat flour in so many things?! 😡

Anyway, yeah, it's normal. Hilarious and weird, but normal to have vivid food dreams.

Wow what a crazy way to find out! Are our food dreams prophetic? Gotta crack the mystery lol

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15 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Yes!! I had them quite frequently in the beginning, and I still do after two years. In my dreams I'm eating huge amounts of "forbidden" foods (usually cake and cookies), and I'm fully aware that I shouldn't be doing so. Unlike you, I don't try to undo the damage with a Protein Shake.

Oh no! I hate vivid dreams, they leave me with such longing. I know my food tolerances will be different so I hope my fear of dumping will override my cravings.

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16 hours ago, Recidivist said:

Unlike you, I don't try to undo the damage with a Protein Shake.

Haha, my dream brain is the remnants of my fat brain so not much nutrition makes sense.

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I have vivid food dreams too but they're not dreams of longing, they're nightmares! 😂 I'll dream that I threw all my commitment to the wind and ate ridiculous amounts of all the worst food. And that means I'm going to gain all my weight back. I'm so sad and disappointed and then it's such a relief to wake up and know that it never happened! I think it's just my sub-conscious expressing my fear that I won't be able to maintain and I'll regain all my weight.

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