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It could be head hunger. Or, it could be thirst. I think I'm hungry sometimes, but I question it so I drink a little and if I'm still hungry then I know it's actual hunger, but about 50% it's my body telling me to drink something.

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I'm about 8 weeks post-op and I'm still learning my new "plumbing" and signals! It definitely takes some time. I think it gets a little easier once you move to soft foods; the liquid & puree phases are mostly to allow time for healing. Also, some people do have hunger sensations post-op, though it is uncommon, so don't be concerned if you don't completely lose those feelings. Continue to focus on Fluid intake and resting, and give yourself time to learn your new body!

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I’m on day 10 post op. I had the sleeve too and I got the hunger feeling started yesterday but I noticed I didn’t have enough Protein intake. I guess I have a mindset of 40-48g of protein but my dietitian advised me today that I can take more Proteins. I was counting the Bone Broth as my protein intake which made me hungry a bit although I’m using the Paleo/Keto friendly broth with 10g of protein. I changed it today and I’m not hungry.

Can’t wait for the soft/puréed stage next week. I started watching videos on YouTube and it’s interesting and I found them helpful for our next stage.

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Head hunger is a bear. I'm almost never really physically hungry. It's usually boredom or stress. It's a hard battle to fight. Hang in there.

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I have had physical hunger since right after surgery. My doctor said it's the case for about 20% of her patients. But it's more likely to be head hunger or thirst.

My hunger has gotten better since surgery both from medication (metformin) and being busier.

Hope you feel better soon!

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I had the sleeve 12/22 I have only craved 2 things and they were weird 4 days out I wanted onions 🧅 like I wanted to eat them like apples I never have eaten them that way so I was like wtf?!! Then a few days ago I craved cucumbers I wanted them juiced that made more since because I drank a lot of green juice preop. But I have Cookies and chips etc here for my family I have no desire to eat any of it. So today I bought stuff for a green smoothie including my beloved cucumbers lol

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