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There are some days that I'm SOOOO hungry. Not every day, just some days. What do you do about it? I eat high Protein snacks/meals/shakes, but it's not enough. I'm not satisfied. Then there are days I have to make myself eat. I just don't get it.

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Im unscientifically guessing that is the days my body is working on actually dropping some weight… this is the only correlation I can find to when it’s happening to me. Also drinking flavored water helps me… (and this phenomenon has been noticed because i do weigh myself daily)

and I wouldn’t say im super hungry, just more snack-y feeling, if that makes sense!

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3 minutes ago, Sigh said:

Im unscientifically guessing that is the days my body is working on losing some weight… this is the only correlation I can find to when it’s happening to me. Also drinking flavored water helps me…

Oh, that would be nice... I'm one pound away from ONEderland.

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This has recently started happening to me as well. Some days I can't consume more than 500 cal. Some days, by the time I know it, I'm up to 750+ cals by the end of the day. It's really weird.

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16 hours ago, LindsayT said:

There are some days that I'm SOOOO hungry. Not every day, just some days. What do you do about it? I eat high Protein snacks/meals/shakes, but it's not enough. I'm not satisfied. Then there are days I have to make myself eat. I just don't get it.

im almost 5 years post and i still have days when im super hungry.

what do i do? i eat.

i wont go to town on a buffet spread or anything, but i will fix myself a bowl of something in a regular-person-ish portion size.

satisfied or not, restriction will usually stop any more eating...so gotta choose my food wisely if im aiming solely for "satisfaction" (cravings: only specific things are wanted) or if im feeding an empty stomach (hunger: anything will do).

and yep, i i still also have days when its like 4pm and i suddenly realize i haven't eaten a thing. then think: i should eat, but don't really want to. so...i don't.

i hate forcing myself to eat something i don't want just as much as i hate not eating something i DO want. sooo....i just eat when/what i want.

groundbreaking, i know. the restriction in my stomach helped alot to "train" me to eat this way. so thanks, stomach!

of course im almost 5 years out, so its a little different for me, but i pretty much adopted this MO since the beginning (except i purposely avoided starches and sugar in the 1-2 years or so, now nothing is off limits...well except copious amounts of sugar at once cuz i dump)

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Being only 3 months out, it's hard to deviate from the plan. We did go for some Chinese yesterday and that seemed to satisfy my hunger, but man, I didn't feel well after. Hopefully the right balance will figure itself out soon.

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Its a thing with me too. On the occasions that I am not hungry, I don't eat. Then the opposite, I eat Protein dense foods to satisfy my hunger

I think that if I had always been a slim woman then it wouldn't be an issue. Eat, don't eat meh!

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eight years out. I still have "big pouch days" and "small pouch days".

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Totally relate to this. I also have mega hungry days (weirdly Mondays feature heavily in those) and less hungry days.

At 20 months post op I just go with it. Nuts, seeds, deli meats and cheese can satisfy me on almost all my hungry days. I prefer small volumes of those as opposed to bigger volumes of carbs (crisps/chips, bread, pizza, Pasta, rice, etc.) They're basically a no-no now. Zero added nutrition - they're just the same as cake afaic.

On the (very few now) days I go for those as a quick hit or they're the only available option they sit in my stomach like a lump of lead and I regret that choice.

I do have days where I make bad food choices but I don't *totally* rely on my procedure to be my Jiminy Cricket. I own it up front and then claw it back.

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