Managing Hunger

After your bariatric procedure, you will quickly come to notice that you will get fuller faster. Not only is this a change for your body, but also for your mind. So even though your body may be telling you that you’re full, your mind may not and it is important to manage this lag. This is especially true after a gastric band where no part of the digestive system is altered.

Being able to managing your hunger is a true test of your self-control, but when you eat the right foods and start to see change in your weight and appearance, you will feel a sense of accomplishment.

A great way to keep you consuming the correct amount of food is to keep a food journal handy. A food journal will help you keep track of the food you are eating and how often you are eating it. One of the major components to managing hunger is portion control. Each meal should have the correct balance of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. You will find that your meal portions will be reduced with the help of your food journal.

Always have a list of activities on hand. Keeping yourself busy prevents the mind from having thoughts about food. Make sure you are drinking lots of water during your meals, especially before. Studies show that drinking two glasses of water before each meal will help you lose weight and not consume as much food and stay fuller longer.

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