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  • #48410
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    MMM, cottage pie. Such fab comfort food on these awful cold, miserable days. We bypassers have to be careful with sauces! they are full of sugar :-O

    Doodah x

    #48438
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Oh I was not told anything about sugar maybe the yr sauce was bad then! I find my appetite is increasing. Is this normal with the band

    #48411
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    We bypassers have to be careful of sauces, pickles, relishes even canned food as they use so much sugar!!

    I think bandsters can sometimes (not always) feel a bit hungry until they have had their first fill. However, don’t confuse it for either head hunger or dehydration. It’s more important to keep your fluids up than practically anyhting else – bypass or band. Many times I have thought I felt hungry and been schocked buy it, only to realise I needed a drink.

    It’s all a massive learning curve isn’t it Natalie? And people say it’s the ‘Easy way out’!!

    Doodah x

    #48439
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Indeed it is. Maybe will have some water and see how I feel. I think my stomach healing as I am able to eat. Had small bowl of cornflakes this morning and two hours later was hungry

    #48412
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    It doesn’t have to be water. Tea, coffee (decaf is best), sugar free sqash are all just as good 😉

    #48440
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Should everything be decaf, I have even drinking normal tea and coffee! Had some sugar free squash but have to say having some hunger pains today!

    #48419

    @natalieyoung 26691 wrote:

    Should everything be decaf, I have even drinking normal tea and coffee! Had some sugar free squash but have to say having some hunger pains today!

    Hi Natialie

    Caffeine will make you more dehydrated more quickly, it doesn’t mean you can’t drink things with it in but you need to cut down the caffeine intake, if you can manage drinks without it in all the better. No added sugar squash is fine but if like me it has to be very weak now post op, but I had a bypass but I am some days really struggling with dehydration despite how much I drink. As Doodah says its all a learning curve! Every one learns by their mistakes and one thing bypasses can suffer from that banisters don’t is ‘dumping syndrome’ which I hear is very unpleasant, I thought I had had it two weeks post op but no I was dehydrated, now I have lots of bottles of water in the car my bag and around the house. I never been a big drinker, hate tea and coffee so not used to having a mug in my hand!

    Claire

    #48413
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    Having bottles of water dotted around the house helps immensely! Yes decaf is best but if you hate it and don’t drink, it’s counterprouctive in itself!

    Trial and a fair bit of error in the esrly days is to be expected. Goodness knows I made plenty! We really do live and learn – constantly 😉

    Doodah x

    #48441
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Thanks girls I think maybe the swelling is gone now so hungrier.

    #48442
    natalieyoung
    Member

    Hi Kerrie well just like you said willpower is stopping u eating is the same now with me. I don’t feel any restriction. Have had more food today then in the last week which worried me. Not due a fill til 8th of December. Maybe when we get a fill the restriction will return.

    #48414
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    This is when you need to draw on the willpower you had when you were doing the pre op diet. Remember how focused you were then and try to be the same. It’s only for a few weeks – literally! You managed the pre op diet because you knew what was at stake and how important it was, therefore, you KNOW you can do it.

    Keep coming back here for positive reinforcement!! We will all keep encouraging you. If you feel a bit of a ‘binge’ coming on – come on here instead. We are the people who know exactly how you feel. We are life rafts for each other when the going gets tough and a warm, congratulatory arm around the shoulder when you have reached on of your milestones.

    Remember, it’s just a few weeks. You will have the whole of your life ahead of you – one where you will be happier and healthier than you ever thought possible.

    Doodah x

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