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That weight loss surgery honeymoon phase is great, but eventually you will transition to the next phase, which includes hunger.  It’s a good idea to prepare yourself early by developing a solid exercise routine, and planning your meals and snacks in advance.  It’s also good to identify your hunger after weight loss surgery.  You can ask yourself,
“Am I hungry?
When was the last time I ate and what did I eat?
Is something bothering me?
Why do I want to eat?
Am I upset?
Do I feel a loss of control?
Am I bored?  Am I lonely?”
Identify your hunger and commit to only eat when you are physically hungry.

The Hunger Scale:

Level 10:  STUFFED – almost feeling nauseous, some describe this as the “roll off the couch after Thanksgiving dinner” feeling.

Level 9:  VERY FULL – feeling very uncomfortable, unbuttoning your pants or loosening your belt to reduce the pressure

Level 8:  UNCOMFORTABLY FULL – a bloated, stuffed feeling

Level 7:  FULL – a feeling of having eaten one too many bites

Level 6:  COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE  – feeling satisfied, no uncomfortable full feeling.
Put your fork down here if you are at your goal weight.

Level 5:  COMFORTABLE – satisfied, but could eat a little more.  If you have not reached your weight loss goal, stop eating here.

Level 4:  SOMEWHAT UNCOMFORTABLE – you’re just beginning to feel the physical symptoms of hunger  – EAT

Level 3:  UNCOMFORTABLY HUNGRY – your stomach is rumbling and you are focusing on eating – EAT

Level 2:  VERY HUNGRY – you’re unable to really think about anything but eating, and you’re irritable – EAT

Level 1:  EXTREMELY HUNGRY – feeling, dizzy, nauseous, stomach may be burning or churning –EAT

References: Bob Greene, Intuitive Eating