Transcript: Eating to live
My life changed in a way that I eat to live, and not live to eat. Even though I still love food, it’s something I do because I need to. I’m more conscious of the choices that I make. Hungry feels different post-op than it did pre-op. It’s not as intense and it doesn’t take very much food. I can take maybe two or three bites and the hunger feeling goes away. I do really well with just about any type of food. But I have to let other people around me know, especially going out to a restaurant. I get a frequent question from waitresses, “Is your food okay”? The answer is--most of the time--yes, but they are just surprised by the small amounts that I eat.