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I have to admit I have seen many people mention it on here but had never tried it till today. I failed with the sleeve and I’m trying other things before I go the revision route. The NP said to try tea, especially when I know it hasn’t been long since I have eaten and surprisingly I think it worked.

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I'm not a tea person but have found it does help when I eat an early dinner and feel the urge to eat but I'm not really hungry or is close to bedtime. I found I enjoy lavender tea.

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51 minutes ago, NP_WIP said:

I'm not a tea person but have found it does help when I eat an early dinner and feel the urge to eat but I'm not really hungry or is close to bedtime. I found I enjoy lavender tea.

Well Publix had bogo on the celestial teas today so I got two sample packs. So far I’ve tried the wild berry zinger and the raspberry zinger and they are both good. I think the second box are the more relaxing type teas they include one called sleepytime and camomile which I am pretty sure is calming.

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It acts as a distraction to your head hunger. You sip it slowly which allows time for the urge to eat to pass (head hunger doesn’t last real hunger does). Tea (black, green or herbal) tends to have a calming/soothing effect so if emotions are behind your desire to eat it can help with that too.

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Has worked well for me also, but keep in mind that tea often is a caffinated drink. I stick to the many "decaffinated" blends, especially in the evening.

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Hmm...maybe I should give this a try. I find I crave things to eat in the late evening. I miss having tea. Chamomile was always a favorite.

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While many plans say to avoid caffeine, green & herbal teas are often allowed but check with your team. Eventually caffeine can be reintroduced.

I gave it up some years back (almost 20 yrs I think) because it began to mess terribly with my sleep which was already bad. I switched to green tea but usually only have one cup (albeit a very large mug every day). They often say green tea will help with weight loss - didn’t me 😁 - but I think it is if you drink it instead of eating or don't eat anything with it.

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I was able to get two sample pack of caffeine free ones that are pretty good. I am allowed caffeine so I wasn’t even paying attention to that but it turned out they were.

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I drink a ton of tea nowadays. Pre op it was a cup here and there, but now I have 3-4 cups a day. One caffeinated during the afternoon and herbal or Decaf while I’m cooking dinner and after dinner in the wind down part of my night. It has replaced a void that I didn’t realize may have been snacking before.

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