From famished to sick every time I eat

Updated on September 7, 2019 in Gastric Sleeve Surgery General Topics
3 on September 5, 2019

I’m struggling to know when I should stop eating a meal before I eat too much and get sick.  I’m still on the gastric diet and I’m abiding by it.  I’m not trying to rush through meals or overeat.  I’ll be famished one second and stuffed/sick the next.  I can’t figure out the stopping point without hitting that sick feeling.  I’m afraid to vomit since it might do some damage to my body.  How do I determine the stopping point?  Did this happen to anyone else?

 
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0 on September 6, 2019

I had that problem too. It took some time to learn what it felt like when I’d hit the point of my restriction and needed to stop eating.  It’s important to eat slowly.  I even put down my utensils between bites to help slow me down and help me concentrate on the sensation of fullness. 

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That sounds hard. Are you having the liquid diet for now? At least that’s how liquids make me feel, alternating between quickly hungry and quickly full. What do you think about taking a little just enough to make you feel not hungry and repeat it in a few hours?

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It took a while to get the hang of it, especially not drinking while eating.  If you aren’t doing this already, make sure you’re 100% focused on eating.  Turn off the television, don’t chat on your phone or look at Facebook, just be mindful of eating your meal. Cutting out the distractions really helped me a lot!  Otherwise, I would overeat without even realizing it.

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