babykinz53

For those that do not feel hunger.

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I am not sure if this is a temporary thing or not but I dont feel hunger so I am eating exactly like they wrote it in the book. Their exact amount and time, Which is a few ounces of soup/cottage cheese/jello/pudding, or a protein shake every 2 hours. Which is working fine.

 

  Next week I start on pureed foods...

 

My question is, if you are not hungry how to you eat to a point where you are no longer hungry , not full?   Do you always measure and weigh your foods?

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I never feel hunger at 3.5 years. I eat because I feel terrible if I don't. It's a blessing and a curse. You should be able to feel how much you can eat, I still do even this far out. I ate too much for breakfast this morning and it came back up. I knew it was too much and I ate it too fast, some habits are very very hard to break.

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I'm only 8 months out, but don't feel hunger.  I weigh and measure everything.  But tmcgee is so right - you do feel it if you eat too much or too fast.  

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First off eat on a schedule whether you are hungry or not.   Second early out weigh it!  

Im good at eyeballing portions.  I'll double check every now and then but I'm usually spot on.  I use a 4 oz container for my Greek yogurt that I take to work with my apple for lunch.  

If you start to feel full, STOP!  You no longer belong to the clean plate club!  I listen to my stomach and if it says enough!  I stop!  My brain may tell me it's only 2 more bites but I'm not going there!  I don't like the I'm gonna die feeling!  I remember last summer rolling in the grass regretting the last 2 bites!  Not going there again!  

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I actually like the exact measurement thing. Its a whole new thing for me, even old diets allowed like unlimited veggies and stuff.

 

  I think its funny, measuring out 4 Tablespoons of soup and putting in a tiny bowl and calling that a meal, it truly tickles me.   

 

  I haven't felt anything that might be a "full" feeling yet but I have so much pressure and pain in there I am not sure what is what.

 

  One other question...will I get the FULL feeling if I drink too much water? I am a big water drinker and sometimes I feel I might be too relaxed and drink too much at one time, but I dont feel any new pain or discomfort from it. Will my tummy yell at me if I do?

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When I drank too much water; it wouldn't go down and came back out..  I'm only able to drink 8 oz.. I used to gulp.  I had a glass that held a quart and could easily guzzle that..

the couple times I drank too much it wasn't painful just wouldn't go down..I try not to let myself get so thirsty that I want to gulp.  This far out it doesn't take long to make more room but I have to wait about 5 minutes before attempting more..

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Cheesehead, how long does it take to drink 8oz of water?

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Weigh/measure everything.  For sure for the first 6 months.  I kind of got away from it being a hard and fast rule, but I do it from time to time to make sure my eyes are still keeping my portion sizes honest.

You probably won't overeat too many times.  I did it a few times and it's not the most fun experience ever.

I think my first sensations were pressure, IIRC.  It's hard to explain, it was just this fullness/tightness in my chest and I knew I was done.  It wasn't painful, just a clear signal.

Once you heal up and start learning about your new stomach, you'll probably learn you have a full signal.  And it will probably seem weird and random.  My nose runs, for example.  I have a friend who gets hiccups (this happens to me sometimes a few minutes later too).  

I only have pain with water if I gulp too much at once.  That's a sharp pain in the chest for a second until it all moves down.  Set a timer for your first couple months - 15 min, drink 1-2 oz.  Do that all day long, trust me.  Doing that, you should be able to knock down 8oz an hour or so.  

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I rarely feel hunger. Sometimes I feel full.I feel full when I eat too much or too fast. I also get hiccups and that is when I eat one bite too many. If I go to two or three, I feel awful. I lived and learned. 

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I never have hunger pangs (head hunger is a different story) and I measure everything I eat, eating no more than I take and often eating less than I take.  That said, just because you don't get hungry doesn't mean you won't feel full, that feeling will return.

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I also measure everything and rarely finish it. Sometimes I feel hungry again in an hour, but that's head hunger because I'm bored when my husband goes to work. 

I also sneeze. Sometimes, I'm not even half done with my portion so I know I was eating too fast or too big of bites. I can wait a bit and then eat more. Other times, I really am satisfied so I stop eating and am a bit bummed because something tastes good or I was really looking forward to it. I have developed a new "face" for that according to my people. The slightly sad, yet can't take another bite face.

My other full signal is a fullness in my chest, almost like I can't take a deep breath. Then I've gone too far.

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I'm now just over 3 months out. I didn't feel full until I head the pureeds stage and then BAM!! My body now lets me know by hiccups. When I feel a hiccup coming I know i'm done eating. If i don't stop I start feeling sick and my hiccups begin to hurt. It's strange but I guess not unheard off. I called my nutritionist all the time in the beginning because I thought I was getting too much in, but you're consuming liquids and semi liquids which don't sit as heavy and move quicker than other foods. 

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On September 11, 2016 at 10:46 PM, babykinz53 said:

Cheesehead, how long does it take to drink 8oz of water?

I can drink 8 oz now.  Early out it was 2 oz.. By 6 mo I was up to 4 oz..

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I have never felt hunger as I once knew it.

I still weigh/measure my dense foods and when it's gone, it's gone - no going back for more.

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I have gotten a dull pain in my chest or hiccups which let me know that I ate too much...

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On 9/22/2016 at 6:22 PM, kayls814 said:

I'm now just over 3 months out. I didn't feel full until I head the pureeds stage and then BAM!! My body now lets me know by hiccups. When I feel a hiccup coming I know i'm done eating. If i don't stop I start feeling sick and my hiccups begin to hurt. It's strange but I guess not unheard off. I called my nutritionist all the time in the beginning because I thought I was getting too much in, but you're consuming liquids and semi liquids which don't sit as heavy and move quicker than other foods. 

I hiccup as well...but usually I feel full, and feel what would be a burp and then the hiccups start. 

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