I am down 25kg. Yeah that’s beyond awesome. After trying many different things it’s great to have something that works.
But I think it’s the dramatic change to the psychology of the eating, as well as the physiology of eating which makes such a difference.
The smaller stomach obviously helps a lot. I believe on top of that, the recovered period of six weeks before solids helps as well. But i reckon the biggest de-motivator or my old eating habits is… the mind.
Eating now needs a lot of planning, a lot of thinking, a lot of feeling and a lot of time between swallows. It means sitting amongst a bunch of people who are all stuffing their faces while you sit there with a smile and no appetite. It is far from easy and it is nauseating at the same time.
Because eating now come with a decent serve of nausea each time. And burping. and phlegm. A bit of farting. A bit of the runs. but definitely nausea and pain. I am at week four and i have had a few things off the list from weeks five and six (poached eggs. a prawn, some rice!) but generally a tablespoon. I have drank a little fluid while eating too… and it all just makes it awful! It’s not bloat anymore if i overeat (i have managed to overeat twice) it’s so uncomfortable you just never wanna do it.
it also put a big focus on the quality of what you are putting in… something my very forceful yet very correct diet psychologist reminded me of at our sessions:
300 gms of donut goes through you in a moment and does not leave you satisfied
300 grams of leafy green clean you out while going through you and leave you mostly satisfied
300 gms of protein in the form of eggs, meat, legume go slowly through you and leave you very satisfied
my stomach will now hold 200ml.
that’s roughly one poached egg and two sips of juice. Or like just now, one weetbix, one tablespoon of purées pear and one half poached egg.
and i am full, not i overfill, cause i judge with my eyes and mind, if i wait till i feel full it’s too late, cause i feel sick!
Anyhow, all this has inspired me to post regarding fibromyalgia, fitness, gastric sleeve and wellbeing. Over the last few weeks i have been reading up on diet after gastric sleeve and also looking into high quality unprocessed foods which are beneficial in small doses like i am
forced to eat now. so i will post based on this. With Photos 🙂