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Bad cravings!!

Discussion in 'Food & Nutrition' started by Cassie Herschlein, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. Cassie Herschlein

    Cassie Herschlein Member

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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    June 8, 2015
    Start Weight:
    287
    Current Weight:
    150
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Coral Springs, FL
    Hi all, I am 21 months post-op and have lost 137 lbs, and with the exception of a pound or 2 fluctuation here and there, I've managed to stay in about the 150 range (I'm shocked! I'm a stress eater and my life is constant stress!!) Meals are not a problem for me. I know what I can and cannot do now but my problem is wanting to snack. CONSTANTLY!!! Does anyone this far after surgery have any ideas they turn to when wanting to snack? Usually something sugary. Is there anything out there made to be able to nosh on and off all day?? I was fooled into believing that a bowl of watermelon would be OK for that purpose (and it was DELISH!) But boy, after some investigating, only then did I realize the sugar content in unlimited fruit! You would think something so benign as fruit would be so bad for you. It's not like it's a banana split! Would gratefully welcome any input. And it doesn't have to be sugar.....just something to have around that I could satisfy my urges to eat! Many thanks, Cassie
     
  2. Saska

    Saska Member

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    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    1/30/17
    Start Weight:
    277
    Current Weight:
    172
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    I am only 2 months out from surgery so I am not finding the same cravings that you have mentioned yet. I have found that when I do get hungry if I eat protein this would curb any hunger or cravings. The easiest things for me at this time are items like cheese or tuna. I am not sure if snacking on cheese cubes would work for you though since you said you have been craving sugary foods. Another thing I would suggest is having sugar free popsicle's.
     
  3. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I sometimes snack on turkey or beef jerky, not sure if it is a good thing , but i figure the protein cant hurt
     
  4. Keith Wells

    Keith Wells Bariatric Guru

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    Surgery Type:
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    Surgery Date:
    Feb 14th
    Start Weight:
    298
    Current Weight:
    210
    Goal Weight:
    180
    Location:
    Richlands, NC
    I eat slim jims now and again with no issues.. but you need to chew well... The monster sized ones are easier to chew.....
     
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  5. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I just got some chicken jerky today, that is really good too
     
  6. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

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    Surgery Type:
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    Start Weight:
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    Current Weight:
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    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    St. Peters, MO
    I eat cottage cheese or a cheese stick. That curbs my appetite. Some days I don't get hungry at all and other days, I want to eat all the time. Today is a good day and I haven't been hungry.
     
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  7. Cassie Herschlein

    Cassie Herschlein Member

    Messages:
    10
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    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    June 8, 2015
    Start Weight:
    287
    Current Weight:
    150
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Coral Springs, FL
    Saska, at only 2 months out, I NEVER had cravings and you shouldn't either. It got worse for me at about 18 months post.
     
  8. Cassie Herschlein

    Cassie Herschlein Member

    Messages:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    June 8, 2015
    Start Weight:
    287
    Current Weight:
    150
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Coral Springs, FL
    Thank you Tracy....I have never had chicken jerky, never even seen it. Could you possibly let me know the brand and maybe where you bought it? I would appreciate it very much.
    Thanks for writing,
    Cassie
     
  9. Cassie Herschlein

    Cassie Herschlein Member

    Messages:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric Sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    June 8, 2015
    Start Weight:
    287
    Current Weight:
    150
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    Coral Springs, FL
    Hi, can't choke down cottage cheese, but I will certainly try the cheese sticks instead of heading for carbs! Thanks for writing!!
    Cassie
     
  10. Tracy Lindenmuth

    Tracy Lindenmuth Bariatric Guru

    Messages:
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    Surgery Type:
    Bariatric bypass
    Surgery Date:
    December 22, 2016
    Start Weight:
    270
    Current Weight:
    146.8
    Goal Weight:
    135
    Location:
    Sunbury Pa
    I think it came from Walmart, the first time, but I did find some at Sam's club, the brand name is chef's cut, it is yummy, I went to Sheetz one day but they didn't have any chicken jerky
     
  11. Saska

    Saska Member

    Messages:
    59
    Trophy Points:
    25
    Surgery Type:
    gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    1/30/17
    Start Weight:
    277
    Current Weight:
    172
    Goal Weight:
    160
    Location:
    San Jose, California
    Everyone is different, and perhaps everyone's cravings are different. Who is to say that someone should or should not be feeling things a particular way. Maybe I wasn't too clear perhaps in my post. The food cravings I have are not for sweet foods or foods high in fats. I have cravings for things like chicken, pieces of fruit or marmite on toast. I don't find the thought of junk food to be appealing. I was offering suggestions on what foods you could try to prevent cravings. For me I would have foods like the cheese or tuna if I feel hungry during the day. It takes me 3 hours to eat a tablespoon of tuna and a 1/4 of a cup of soft veggies. So I do sometimes get hungry an hour after I start eating because a couple of teaspoons of food isn't enough.
     
  12. Debbyg

    Debbyg Member

    Messages:
    170
    Trophy Points:
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    Surgery Type:
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    Start Weight:
    278
    Current Weight:
    204
    Goal Weight:
    150
    Location:
    St. Peters, MO
    My husband and I went out for lunch yesterday, one of the few times since I had my surgery. I got a catfish sandwich and a baked potato. I brought 1/2 the potato and a little more than 1/2 of the catfish home. I didn't eat the bread. It tasted so good. I have been on a fish kick the last 2 weeks. Good way to get protein, I guess. I haven't had any cravings in quite awhile. I'm sure glad.
     
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