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    @tcraft 29208 wrote:


    It has been 6 months since I had my band fitted and have the ‘usual’ issues of getting used to the band…
    I find it more difficult to eat in the morning than at night but have lately find myself going back to old habits of bingeing in the evening on choc, crisps, ice cream.
    I know the answer is not to buy it in the first place …but knowing and doing is a different thing.
    I live on my own and try to keep busy in the evenings crafting etc, but am finding my relapses are becoming far more frequent.
    I still haven’t felt full since the op despite following the 20/20/20 rule, have mentioned this at my follow up appts but no solution apart from follow the 20/20/20 rule.

    Hoping that you kind people out there might be able to offer reassurance/guidance as worried that is the start of a very slippery slope!

    Thanks for reading my post

    oops sorry thought this was in the gastric band section, perhaps someone can move it ?

    Hi tcraft

    I have moved your post to the gastric band section so hopefully some of our lovely bandsters will come along and offer you some good advice.

    Unfortunately, wls really does require work, despite what you might read or hear in the media!

    I would suggest contacting your team again as you are only 6 months post surgery. I’m not a clinician but you will have access to a brilliant team of them. Please phone them and explain thoroughly what the problem is so they can tailor your appointment before you even get there (time is precious.)

    Evenings are difficult for most people, especially if you live alone – there is no one there to encourage you to eat healthily. However, by the same token, you don’t have to have unhealthy foods that other people might like to eat in your house.

    Doing your crafting is great – is there anyway you could meet up with other people who enjoy it? The busier you are, the easier it is because you don’t have time to dwell on food. Also, as a bandster, you might not have had all your fills yet so that could be significant regarding your restriction.

    Anyway, I’m babbling on again! Some fab bandsters will be along soon to give you the benefit of their wisdom. Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on.

    Doodah x

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