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OK- Maybe I am just crazy but I have always hated being able to hear people chew.

BUT NOW..after surgery.. I CANNOT STAND IT! Being around some people eat really makes me want to vomit. How they eat, how fast they eat, their giant bites that barely fit into their mouths, their chomping and slurping!

It literally turns my stomach. It also gets me so irritated, bad. Like I think about punching them or taking their food and throwing it across the room.

I know I have read some people being grossed out by how much people eat, but that doesn't bother me. You do you, although I do think "man, I can't believe I uses to eat that much or more"

Is this just me???? Am I nuts??

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I was sleeved in 2017. The sound of my coworkers chewing drove me bonkers and I’d never even noticed before. I’m post op day 3 RNY. So far no one is eating around me so idk! 😳

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1 minute ago, redhead_che said:

I was sleeved in 2017. The sound of my coworkers chewing drove me bonkers and I’d never even noticed before. I’m post op day 3 RNY. So far no one is eating around me so idk! 😳

Well good luck! I with I could always eat by myself just to not be around people eating. haha

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I never noticed. Although I still eat kinda fast. It doesn’t cause me any issues so As much as I try to eat slower, I don’t think I slowed down as mich as many of you.

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1 minute ago, ShoppGirl said:

I never noticed. Although I still eat kinda fast. It doesn’t cause me any issues so As much as I try to eat slower, I don’t think I slowed down as mich as many of you.

I have slowed down a good bit but I have to actively pay attention to it, if I don't I eat quick. It doesn't seem to bother me though but I still try to eat slower so am still eating while the people are around me eating larger meals.

If I ate my tiny servings as fast I did it would be a 5 minute meal.. if that. haha

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You are so too funny!
The speed & the bite sizes people take is amazing!
One trick I learned in my many years of doing diet plans is to put my fork down between bites. This helps you to eat slower. I have had wait staff ask if I’m done because my fork is laying on my plate & not in my hand.

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7 minutes ago, kcuster83 said:

I have slowed down a good bit but I have to actively pay attention to it, if I don't I eat quick. It doesn't seem to bother me though but I still try to eat slower so am still eating while the people are around me eating larger meals.

If I ate my tiny servings as fast I did it would be a 5 minute meal.. if that. haha

For me it would be two minutes. If that. My husband always says slow down NoOne is going to take you food. Lol

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I've always been a slow eater. Now I have to speed up to finish a meal within 30 minutes, so I'm not accused of grazing. 🙄

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29 minutes ago, FutureSylph said:

I've always been a slow eater. Now I have to speed up to finish a meal within 30 minutes, so I'm not accused of grazing. 🙄

yea, I have been a slower eater but the meals are so small, now I try to force myself to take about 30 minutes.

Sometimes it takes longer, when I am trying a new food I eat suuuupppeerrr slow. I do it hoping it disagrees with me before I eat too much of it.

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58 minutes ago, toodlerue said:

You are so too funny!
The speed & the bite sizes people take is amazing!
One trick I learned in my many years of doing diet plans is to put my fork down between bites. This helps you to eat slower. I have had wait staff ask if I’m done because my fork is laying on my plate & not in my hand.

I get asked if everything is ok a lot. Because I put my fork down and take forever to eat. Then on top of it, only eat like 3oz of my plate.

I feel like when I say "It's good I am just full" they think... this fat girl isn't full from those 8 bites. lol

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Since my surgery I cannot stand ads for fast food places - tv, cinemas, billboards, etc. Social media frustrates me because of the ads for unhealthy food & posts about enormous portion sizes & high fat, high sugar food. They repulse me & literally turn my stomach.

Then it’s portion sizes in general when you eat out. We’re eating what is about a healthy portion size & people question us but find it perfectly okay that others are gorging on meals 2, 3 or more times the size they should be eating.

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My husband maxes me order a glass of Water when 1st give our food. It saves time by not arguing with the waiter that I don’t really need something to eat.

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7 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Since my surgery I cannot stand ads for fast food places - tv, cinemas, billboards, etc. Social media frustrates me because of the ads for unhealthy food & posts about enormous portion sizes & high fat, high sugar food. They repulse me & literally turn my stomach.

Then it’s portion sizes in general when you eat out. We’re eating what is about a healthy portion size & people question us but find it perfectly okay that others are gorging on meals 2, 3 or more times the size they should be eating.

It is quite amazing how things change like that after surgery. There has been many times I look at a plate of someone else's food and think I can't believe I ate that much. Now, barely finishing 2 oz of meat and a few bites of a veggie.

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