Try putting your fork or spoon down between bites and allow 20-30 minutes to finish a meal.
Read more on how to eat, including a fun game to play and some "tools" that will help you slow down.
Commandment #1: You Shall Eat Your Protein First Protein rich foods delay stomach emptying and will help keep you feeling full long after you're done with your meal.
Post bariatric eating involves protein at every meal and snack. Avoid filling up on other foods and leaving no room for your protein! Bariatric Eating Commandment #2: You Shall Choose Solid Foods Over Soft, Mushy, or Liquidy Foods "Solid" foods will fill up your pouch and stay in your pouch longer than soft, mushy, or liquidy foods do.
Bariatric Eating Commandment #8: You Shall Stop Eating as Soon as You Feel Full If you don't, you can get sick... Persistent over eating after bariatric surgery can also cause your pouch to stretch which means you'll need larger portions of food to feel full. You Shall Follow The Commandments of Eating After Bariatric Surgery if You Want to be Successful Do you know the #1 reason why people don't lose all the weight they want or even gain weight after going through bariatric surgery? Make a commitment to following the "commandments" and make a regular date for yourself and a notebook on the first of every month to "check in" and assess how many of the 10 you're actually following.
Commandment #9: You Shall Stay Hydrated Drink 6-8 cups of calorie free fluid every day. Should your weight loss slow, stop, or start moving in the wrong direction, re-commit yourself to following ALL 10 Commandments!
Drinks like regular soda pop, juice, milkshakes, coffee drinks, and sweetened beverages contain a lot of calories.Drinking adequate fluid will prevent dehydration and constipation. Bariatric Eating Commandment #10: You Shall Take Your Daily Vitamins YES! You will need to take bariatric vitamins after weight loss surgery... You can drink a lot of liquids without getting full and that means you can take in a lot of calories without ever feeling full if you're not careful to choose zero calorie beverages.Post Bariatric Eating Commandment #5: You Shall Take Small Bites Take bites only as big as a pea, pencil eraser, or a dime when eating after bariatric surgery.