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Transcript: Feeling full after surgery 

So feeling full after weight loss surgery is different than prior to. Prior to, it involves kind of a feeling of, I don’t know, there’s emotion involved. The new full was you would eat a couple of mouthfuls, it’s a higher feeling up in my stomach because I had the gastric bypass surgery so now I have a pouch instead of a full stomach. And it’s more of a physical thing like, not a hurt, but a physical feeling that feels different--what is that feeling? And you have to connect that you’ve just eaten and you’ve eaten what my book told me was probably enough for this meal so I have this feeling. You really have to work at making that connection that this new almost discomfort, because it’s new and you don’t know how to describe it otherwise, is your new full.