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Hi,

I am had my gastric sleeve done on June 2021. I am very happy with the decision I did and I have lost 80lbs so far!

My struggle right now is that I'm getting hungrier and I feel I am gaining weight . I need help! Please let me know of anything I can do to! I don't want to go back to my bad habits and gain weight again!

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My best advice which is most likely not going to be what others will say is that you could find a task that will keep your mind distracted. It took me a little but I finally figured that if I play video games ( yes I know weird) I would not think about food. I also get better Water intake as well. It could be anything from arts and crafts to going for a walk. Best of luck!

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My best advice which is most likely not going to be what others will say is that you could find a task that will keep your mind distracted. It took me a little but I finally figured that if I play video games ( yes I know weird) I would not think about food. I also get better Water intake as well. It could be anything from arts and crafts to going for a walk. Best of luck!

Thank you! I will try to find something to distract my mind on and I'll see if that helps.

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Yes unfortunately, your hunger does come back but what helps is all you’ve learnt about yourself & your eating habits. Like is what you’re feeling real hunger or head hunger? If it’s head hunger, try a strategy to help manage those feelings (distraction, glass of Water, go for a walk, etc.). You said you feel like you’ve put on weight but have you actually put on weight?

But you’re not alone worrying about possible or real weight gain. Doesn’t really matter how far along you are, possible weight gain can make you anxious & reflecting on your eating behaviours & your physical & emotional health is the first place to start & then start making any necessary changes.

I’m currently battling a small gain so I’ve been revising my food choices & portion sizes. Have I become a little complacent? Is my metabolism slowing a little? Do I need to up my activity? Am I meeting my Protein & fluid goals? Is my body ‘settling’ into a new happy place? Should it become my new happy place - more head work? Is my HRT the wrong dose now as I’ve been getting acne lately (WTF?!?!?)? So I’ve started by adding a little more activity, been more vigilant about my water intake, reduced my fruit intake, didn’t have wine at our girls’ lunch.

We’ve got this. All the best.

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what about seeing a bariatric nutritionist on a regular basis? To help keep you on track? Too many people revert back to their old habits, and that is just so heartbreaking, after all that hard work!!!!!! Video games as a distraction... sorry, that's just not healthy life habits. No way, that's just not an answer. We're not children, we're adults who need adult habits. Productive. Constructive. A bariatric nutritionist or a life coach or a therapist... that's worthwhile. I'm not trying to be harsh, but video games sounds like the road to self sabotage again. :(

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what about seeing a bariatric nutritionist on a regular basis? To help keep you on track? Too many people revert back to their old habits, and that is just so heartbreaking, after all that hard work!!!!!! Video games as a distraction... sorry, that's just not healthy life habits. No way, that's just not an answer. We're not children, we're adults who need adult habits. Productive. Constructive. A bariatric nutritionist or a life coach or a therapist... that's worthwhile. I'm not trying to be harsh, but video games sounds like the road to self sabotage again. [emoji20]

Thanks! I will make an appointment with a nutrition. [emoji106]

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Yes unfortunately, your hunger does come back but what helps is all you’ve learnt about yourself & your eating habits. Like is what you’re feeling real hunger or head hunger? If it’s head hunger, try a strategy to help manage those feelings (distraction, glass of Water, go for a walk, etc.). You said you feel like you’ve put on weight but have you actually put on weight?
But you’re not alone worrying about possible or real weight gain. Doesn’t really matter how far along you are, possible weight gain can make you anxious & reflecting on your eating behaviours & your physical & emotional health is the first place to start & then start making any necessary changes.
I’m currently battling a small gain so I’ve been revising my food choices & portion sizes. Have I become a little complacent? Is my metabolism slowing a little? Do I need to up my activity? Am I meeting my Protein & fluid goals? Is my body ‘settling’ into a new happy place? Should it become my new happy place - more head work? Is my HRT the wrong dose now as I’ve been getting acne lately (WTF?!?!?)? So I’ve started by adding a little more activity, been more vigilant about my water intake, reduced my fruit intake, didn’t have wine at our girls’ lunch.
We’ve got this. All the best.
Thanks for your comment. I will analyze that very closely.[emoji4]

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