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    Hi all,
    I need some advice. I had my band fitted about a month ago and no problems until recently. For the past couple of days I have been really compulsively eating, not taking in loads but enough to feel my tummy is stretched and feel a little sick. I can’t seem to help myself! I know I just have to break the habit of expecting to be able to eat a lot, and that’s fine, but I’m just worried that I’m going to damage my band or stomach or something, and am terrified of the band slipping!
    Any advice greatly appreciated.
    Ev xxx


    Also, does n e 1 know how much should I be eating? Half a mug?
    Thanks xxx


    Hi Evie, I think the main thing for us at the moment is to make sure we take up to 20 mins to eat what we have as by this time our stomach should be telling our brains that we are full. It is hard to slow down as its not what we are used to. I have either ate my dinner from a small cereal bowl or small side plate dependant on what it is I am eating. I too am getting hunger pangs but trying to fill up by drinking or eating a bananna etc.
    I believe it will be harder for us overthe next 2 weeksor so until we have our first fill and just omporant for usto eat the right thingsto maintain what we have lost so far.
    I hope that helps, you have my number if you want to give me a call for some support hun xx


    Thanks hun! I think I panic way too much :/ ive been looking online and a lot of people have been saying what u just said – that it’s difficult until we get our first fill. I think I definitely have to take ur advice and carry some snacks. I also had pasta this evening which I think may have been a mistake. I guess it’s just a learning curve! Xxx


    I know its hard isnt it. I have seen a few posts and web site that say normal pasta is quite hard and that its best the day after as its quite hard to digest. The only bitof pasta I had was a lasagne ( small bit) when I went away as it was a family meal and it was ok but again I made it the day before I went so was very soft. X Its all trial and error for us until we try all foods to see what our friend the band likes and doesnt lol x

    Your not paniking hun, I think everyone must think or feel like this in the early days. All quite normal



    Hi ev123

    Sam is spot on, try using a smaller plate for your meals, and defo make sure you have enough fluids. Generally your first fill is at the 6 weeks mark, and you will feel hunger pangs the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately this is were your self control has to kick in.

    As for the eating slower part…… This is defo a learning curve, 🙂 i’m nearly 6 months on, and i still find it hard to eat slow.

    Take a deep breath evie, i’m sure you are doing everything right, but please feel free to ask anything you are worried about, i’m sure someone will be able to answer anything you may need help with.

    Heidi 🙂


    Great advice guys. Thanks for being so caring as usual xxx

    Doodah x

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