I can't afford to get the lapband, but I went to the "meeting" to check it out years ago. I left thinking, well maybe the after surgery rules might help now. So, I tried the eating & drinking seperately. For the very first time in my life, I understood what "my" full felt like. And I finally knew where my stomach was. Wasn't where I thought.
Stop drinking 30min before eating. Wait an hour after eating to drink anything. I thought my stomach feeling full would be down by my belly button & under my belt. BUT NOOOO! It was right under my ribs above my belly button. 200+ pounds changes things a lot!
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We've heard it before: it takes a few minutes to feel full. Once you've eaten your planned meal, wait 20 minutes before giving in to the urge to eat more to feel "full" or satisfied. After 20 mins, judge your level of hunger again, you'll be suprised you feel full and able to resist a binge!
Try it, it really, really works. After 20 minutes if you truly still feel hungry or unable to resist the urge, eat a planned snack, and wait another 20 minutes. Shoot, by that time you're busy doing something else anyway!!!! 104
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