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Still Thinking About Eating

lilyc

New Member
Hi All
I had my bypass 3 weeks ago and everyone said I probably wouldnt feel like eating but that is not the case. I am still thinking about food a lot. I dont think I'm eating too much but I am worried that I will start to if I cant stop thinking about eating. Im still off work so boredom is probably a factor but thats got to change. Has anyone had the same thing? Its really worrying me.
 

Parsnip

Well-Known Member
It's quite normal I think. One of the biggest challenges is fighting head hunger. It's why surgery is a tool and not a magical fix. It's still early days, assuming you're on purées now? How are you getting on with them?
 

lilyc

New Member
Just looking at pureed food is making feel sick but Im getting it in. I am eating sooner than planned quite often because I cant stop thinking about eating.
 
Hi lilyc - it’s funny you should say that! I’m almost a fortnight post bypass and not only do I find myself thinking about food a lot, I’m finding that I’m actually hungry. Physical hunger which soup alone doesn’t seem to stave off. I’ve started very soft, high protein stuff (cottage cheese, mashed up tuna) to see if that helps. I was panicking last night thinking I’ve gone through all this and it hasn’t worked! Did anyone else feel hunger or is it just me?
 

Sarnie

Well-Known Member
When you're in the early stages you can feel hungry because your restriction isn't there properly yet, liquids and purees slip through easily, you'll feel better restriction when you start eat normal solid food, it fils you up better and stays in the pouch longer. So feeling hungry and thinking about food is normal. The head hunger doesn't go away for a lot of people, that's still a constant struggle, but the size of the pouch helps you to stop over eating x
 

lilyc

New Member
Thanks Sarnie and well done Littlebigwoman.
I think its the head hunger I need to get a grip on, I just dont know how!
 

Sarnie

Well-Known Member
Hi Sarnie and thanks for your reply. That makes sense. I must confess I’ve been eating slightly more textured food and I’m certainly feeling fuller. I weighed myself this morning and in two weeks I’ve lost seventeen pounds. Amazing x
That's really good hun, well done x
 

Sarnie

Well-Known Member
Thanks Sarnie and well done Littlebigwoman.
I think its the head hunger I need to get a grip on, I just dont know how!
We all still struggle with that one and all I can say is try and get a handle on that early on, find things that work for you to distract yourself from head hunger, because for me I didn't have it early on, but 10 months out now I do, still the evening time for me my head washed to eat, so I try and really fill myself up with the evening meal and plan evening snacks to try and keep it healthy and low cal, I know its going to happen so I have to plan for it if that makes sense x
 
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