I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Stores may be depleted, or low...very common after.
I needed to add.
, which I still take twice a day. Some are fine without it. Time will tell, and your surgeon will follow up with your bloodwork and let you know if that's the case for you..
I think it's very common to have no appetite , but that does go away, for most of us, and though it's hard to imagine, you will have to employ some skills you are.
Now, about restraint, choosing wisely which foods satisfy , fill you up and don't over due with fats or carbs....so I'd say enjoy this while you can. :-).
Also, it was many weeks before I felt up to speed...it varies with each person. Be patient with that process and just work on getting fluids in, the proteins too,.
, resting as needed, etc..
I'm a little over 4 months out and I'm never hungry. I force myself to eat all the time. There are days that before I realize it, it's almost 5 pm and I haven't had to eat..
So I have to be real careful..........most of the time if it wasn't for my hubby asking what I ate today, or giving me something to eat.........I'd probably go without..
If it's normal still.......not sure, but I'm doing ok. I think a lot of it for me is that nothing, nothing, nothing tastes really good. I have to have things spicy or a lot of spices, or everything is just so bland. I think eating would be easier if I had my taste buds back, but maybe it's a good thing I don't..
I'm 3 1/2 months postop and I "could" easily go all day without eating but I know I HAVE to get in my protein (I really don't waste a lot of space on carbs or empty calories). I blame it on the fact that I have no appetite. Nothing really taste great to me anymore....I can live with that and really care if I don't feel hungry again but I'm sure in time my appetite will return...
I just got done going through something simular and out of the blue everything started to taste extra good.
This all should pass I went through it for about a week.
I think it should be okay but I would call your dietition just incase I still have my appt set up for this thursday.
I would talk to your dietition though just to play it safe..
I have also "lost" or "misplaced" (who knows) my tastebuds and absolutely everything (including water) tastes horrible. My nurse and dietician said that this happens to a "small" percentage (lucky us) of GBS patients and with most the tastebuds will return in time. Let's.
She is right. Carolyn..
Sounds pretty normal, will you ever feel hungry again? Its a bit of a lottery..
Its important to try to get 3 maels a day, just because you dont feel hungry doent mean your body doesnt need feeding..
Its just too easy to miss meals and start to feel run down, this leads to all sorts of emotional struggles..
Your body will be rebeling, healthy weightloss is so very important, Please dont fall into the trap of IF I DONT EAT I WILL LOOSE MORE QUICKER... it's an awful place to be.....
Try to eat a little at least 3 times a day whether you need it or not.....
Food keeps you healthy, your body and mind still need feeding..
Please try hun, I dont want to hear your unwell and run down or having any complications..
It was around week 7-8 for me, my turning point... before then I was pretty mich the same.....
Hi - actually I am loving the feeling of not being hungry and.
It doesn't come back. I just make sure I eat three times a day so my pouch keeps working and I get the nourishment my body needs, drink additional protein and water. I have to get into a schedule to do this but I know how important it is. I am feeling really good, did 30 minutes on the treadmill today. Are you.
At all? It really does seem to help with feeling better. Dianne..
It is normal.
Enjoy this stage of the game.
Drink, walk and take your vitamins.
Life is good.
I am about 9 weeks post op and that used to be a huge problem for me. It has gotten so much better. But once and a while, I do have days where nothing is appealing to me. Those are the days where I just do shakes. Sometimes it's hard for me to digest 'meat' proteins. Han in there. It DOES get better!..
I'm on week 3 and I am seriously not hungry. I can eat soft foods but have no desire to do so. I literally have to force myself to eat some cottage cheese or apple sauce. I'll make an egg and take one bite and seriously just not be able to eat anymore. I dont feel sick or anything I just dont want to eat! I know I have to but forcing it is hard. Is this normal? I'm trying to force myself to have some protein shakes and water but that is hard too..
I'm pretty much a sloppy mess right now and do to not eating a lot I'm exhausted..
I'm not really nauseous or in pain, but I feel yuck. How long until I don't feel this gross anymore?..
At 6 months out, I still don't get hungry. I can tell when I need to eat because this funny feeling comes over me - maybe low blood sugar - and I know it's my body's way of telling me it needs fuel..
By giving your body the fuel it needs you will start to feel so much better. I absolutely LOVE the energy I have now, even though I'm not eating a lot volume wise and am still losing. Plus, it's easier to make good choices with what I do eat because it's not fueled by hunger..
Start nourishing your body more and savor how great you feel! We have to take our vitamins - we have to eat too!.
People say that hunger eventually comes back...I wonder how, when the ghrelin hormone is stuck in our detatched stomach...anyone know?..
Don't force yourself to take in anything. I think it makes it worse. Just take in what you can. Try the fluids and vitamins first things in....then the protein. I think it's very normal. I'm 6 weeks out and went thru the same thing..
I have not been through this I am afraid because I have been hungry since I came out of.
14 days ago just do the protien thing and the fluids very important however the Medifast food doesn't taste the same that's for sure..
Embrace the feeling of not being HUNGRY.. isn't it GREAT??.. dayum!! I spent sooo many years before.
Never feeling hungry because I never allowed myself to.. because I ate all the freaking time.. and now I am never hungry!!.. or have the desire.. this is amazing.. embrace ALL of the little things..
WE EAT TO LIVE NOW....NOT LIVE TO EAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..
It's hard to have energy when you aren't eating. I still don't always feel like eating, but the reality is you have to eat something. Make it high quality though. Hang in there. It does get easier...
Try finding different things to eat. Don't know stage you are at, but at your stage after.
, I was eating a couple of scallops or shrimp with a drizzle of butter over them. Or tuna salad, ham salad, chicken salad...respective meats ground up with a dab of low fat mayo. Or egg salad. Because you don't have the urge to eat, try to concentrate on the protein. Make yourself eat something, as this helps with the healing process. Also, sip, sip, sip liquids, which will help flush out the anesthesia, which heavy people store in their fat cells.
I promise that this will get easier and you will start feeling better. The big thing is you are probably "exhausted" because you still have anesthesia in your system, or you are actually weak from not eating. Do your best, that's all anyone can ask for!.