Should I feel hungry after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) surgery?
At first, some weight loss surgery patients experience hunger that is similar to before the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) was placed. As your Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band (LAGB) is “filled,” and you experience greater “restriction,” your body will get used to your decreased caloric intake. Within a few to several weeks from surgery, this hunger routinely vanishes. For Lapband surgery patients still experiencing significant hunger, I have found that it is commonly caused by eating too fast. The pouch fills too quickly, the restriction is inappropriate, and soon after eating your body craves additional calories. By slowing down considerably, you will maximize the beneficial effect of restriction and take in the appropriate amount of food. This will control your hunger.
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