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I didn’t really feel hungry for ages - 18 months. A couple of times in that time I experienced real hunger. Each time was late at night because I had eaten very little all day. The first time was at about 8 months when I was trying to maintain.

At 26 months post surgery, I still have days or part days when I’m not really hungry or interested in eating. To combat that I try to eat to a routine, at least eating three meals & try to get close to my Protein goal. I don’t mind if I don’t eat everything as long as it’s something. This morning I wasn’t hungry but I made sure I had something for Breakfast at about 9:30. While it’s okay to have the odd low calorie day & day you don’t meet your protein goals, but it should be the exception not the rule.

Have a chat with your dietician. They may be able to suggest some ways to still get in your protein & calories. You could try incorporating a Protein Shake on a no appetite day - drinking not eating.

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14 hours ago, Arabesque said:

I didn’t really feel hungry for ages - 18 months. A couple of times in that time I experienced real hunger. Each time was late at night because I had eaten very little all day. The first time was at about 8 months when I was trying to maintain.

At 26 months post surgery, I still have days or part days when I’m not really hungry or interested in eating. To combat that I try to eat to a routine, at least eating three meals & try to get close to my Protein goal. I don’t mind if I don’t eat everything as long as it’s something. This morning I wasn’t hungry but I made sure I had something for Breakfast at about 9:30. While it’s okay to have the odd low calorie day & day you don’t meet your Protein goals, but it should be the exception not the rule.

Have a chat with your dietician. They may be able to suggest some ways to still get in your protein & calories. You could try incorporating a Protein Shake on a no appetite day - drinking not eating.

Did you have the Endoscopic sleeve or the gastric sleeve? Looking to see how people are doing that have had ESG a while ago.

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I had a sleeve gastrectomy so I had at least 75% of my stomach removed not just sectioned off. The section that was removed contains the area of the stomach where most of our hunger hormone is produced hence the lack of hunger.

Out of curiosity why did you choose the ESG?

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32 minutes ago, Arabesque said:

I had a sleeve gastrectomy so I had at least 75% of my stomach removed not just sectioned off. The section that was removed contains the area of the stomach where most of our hunger hormone is produced hence the lack of hunger.

Out of curiosity why did you choose the ESG?

I haven't completely decided yet but my reasons are:

> I really don't want the down time that you have with the regular sleeve. I like the idea of a quicker recovery.

> I like the idea of losing weight at a slower pace. I don't want to get too skinny too fast. I only want to lose 50-60lbs. Of course there is that chance I won't even lose that much with ESG vs. with the sleeve the odds are better.

> I feel like if I had more to lose I would definitely do the sleeve but it seems like it is a drastic move for that amount of weight loss.

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Thanks for sharing. I was curious as your height & starting weight & BMI are similar to mine were. Honestly, when I started my research the permanency of the surgery was a concern too but the more reading I did & self reflection I realised the permanency was what I probably needed. Not that I was really someone who binged, emotionally ate or craved food but I felt it was the only way to alter my dead slow metabolism & the hormonal influence on my weight gain/loss cycle. That was my thinking for my situation & it’s certainly worked so far.

Good luck whatever surgery you choose. 😀

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7 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Thanks for sharing. I was curious as your height & starting weight & BMI are similar to mine were. Honestly, when I started my research the permanency of the surgery was a concern too but the more reading I did & self reflection I realised the permanency was what I probably needed. Not that I was really someone who binged, emotionally ate or craved food but I felt it was the only way to alter my dead slow metabolism & the hormonal influence on my weight gain/loss cycle. That was my thinking for my situation & it’s certainly worked so far.

Good luck whatever surgery you choose. 😀

Thank you for bringing that point up. I have been self- reflecting as well. I am not a binge eater but I do not eat the best or exercise currently and those are things I will have to change going with either procedure. That being said the regular sleeve forces you to comply more than the ESG. I even convinced a friend that the sleeve was better for her for that reason but she had higher stats than me so it was a no brainer for her.

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On 7/24/2021 at 8:27 PM, Cbrinley0003 said:

Does anyone have days they bearly eat? I'm 3 months out and just don't feel hungry.

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In 3 months, I’ll be three years post op.

Just last Friday all I ate/drank for the entire day was 2 martinis and a a couple spoonfuls of guacamole. I forced myself to eat the guac cuz I felt i needed SOMETHING in my stomach…but I definitely did not want nor enjoy it.

But then I went to a couple bbqs the next two days, so it all evened out in the end, lol.

So yeah, no-eat days are still a reality almost 3 YEARS out (well, for me at least)

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10 hours ago, ms.sss said:

In 3 months, I’ll be three years post op.

Just last Friday all I ate/drank for the entire day was 2 martinis and a a couple spoonfuls of guacamole. I forced myself to eat the guac cuz I felt i needed SOMETHING in my stomach…but I definitely did not want nor enjoy it.

But then I went to a couple bbqs the next two days, so it all evened out in the end, lol.

So yeah, no-eat days are still a reality almost 3 YEARS out (well, for me at least)

Did you have the Gastric sleeve or the ESG? This is the ESG forum, but your profile says Gastric Sleeve.

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1 hour ago, flgirl23 said:

Did you have the Gastric sleeve or the ESG? This is the ESG forum, but your profile says Gastric Sleeve.

Oh, oopsies! Yes, i had the sleeve (i rarely look at the forum categories on my feed…sorry!)

Good luck, all ! ❤️

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3 hours ago, ms.sss said:

Oh, oopsies! Yes, i had the sleeve (i rarely look at the forum categories on my feed…sorry!)

Good luck, all ! ❤️

no worries. it gives us a good comparison with the regular sleeve.

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On 7/26/2021 at 7:32 AM, flgirl23 said:

Thank you for bringing that point up. I have been self- reflecting as well. I am not a binge eater but I do not eat the best or exercise currently and those are things I will have to change going with either procedure. That being said the regular sleeve forces you to comply more than the ESG. I even convinced a friend that the sleeve was better for her for that reason but she had higher stats than me so it was a no brainer for her.

Why do you think that regular sleeve "forces you to comply more than the ESG"? Do you just mean that the requirements pre-surgery are so stringent (per insurance)? I did a lot of research deciding on ESG. Post-procedure requirements are almost identical. But ESG was SO much easier and I had virtually no recovery time. So don't talk people out of it, it is often the way to go. Only downside is that insurance isn't covering it--yet.

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