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I am having cravings and depression

Discussion in 'Food & Nutrition' started by Ava, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Ava

    Ava Member

    Messages:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    6/21
    Start Weight:
    166
    Current Weight:
    158
    Goal Weight:
    118
    Location:
    Ny
    It's been 5 days post op since my bariatric gastric sleeve surgery, I'm 14 and started my full liquids and protein diet. My dad constantly eats food I want but can't have. I'm not hungry, but I get huge cravings for things I can't have and it messes with my head. I currently have depression and anxiety about it and I've had it for most of my life. The pain from my surgery went down dramatically but the cravings make my depression worse to the point where I get agitated and push away my parents. I don't know how to handle this.
     
  2. Linney

    Linney Member

    Messages:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    April 4, 2011
    Start Weight:
    330
    Current Weight:
    130
    Goal Weight:
    130
    As I had mentioned on another site is that our mindset is not in sync with our bodies, if ever......It takes a lot of commitment, determination, and creating distractions from being "enticed" with the idea of wanting to eat those foods. Think of it this way...why did you initially decide to have surgery? The most common answer is that you wanted to change your life and lead a healthier lifestyle. There's going to be temptations, but to minimize your desire for these foods you're craving, perhaps you should remove yourself from the table when your father is eating something you want. In the beginning I found it was easier to be away from everyone who was eating since I was new at this and it was hard to watch, smell, and imagine the taste of what they were eating. Many surgeons also have a team of people, who can help you overcome these obstacles as well. Most hospitals have support groups that you can join and attend to keep you on the straight and narrow. It's not going to be easy but it's going to be worth it! Everything that is worth doing takes time, and patience. Create a vision whether it's pictures of yourself at a time you really liked the way you looked, go out for a walk, drink your water, write how you feel in a journal....focus on your success! I hope this helps you achieve your goal! Stay on the path to health and wellness and don't look back!
     
  3. Ava

    Ava Member

    Messages:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Surgery Type:
    Gastric sleeve
    Surgery Date:
    6/21
    Start Weight:
    166
    Current Weight:
    158
    Goal Weight:
    118
    Location:
    Ny
    Thank you! Its been hard and i had cheated a little and it was fine, but i am trying harder not to and this advice helped! I just am still having trouble with the injections, the brusing is alot and it hurts a bit, i ice it before and after and that helps, and i only have have 6 days left but i keep getting scared.
     
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  4. Linney

    Linney Member

    Messages:
    321
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Surgery Type:
    RNY Gastric Bypass
    Surgery Date:
    April 4, 2011
    Start Weight:
    330
    Current Weight:
    130
    Goal Weight:
    130
    I'm glad that you're moving forward with this journey. It will take time, but in the end, you'll be happy that you've stayed true to yourself and also this journey. Stay strong!
     
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