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Transcript: My new stomach

The weight loss program that I went through, the pre-op class, I was given a little plastic egg, like an Easter egg. And I was told: this is the size of your new stomach, or very close to it. And that was just such a good teaching tool for me because I kept that egg on my counter for a very long time, probably almost two years after surgery. And on days that things weren’t going right, where I thought, oh I shouldn’t be full yet and I was really full, I just looked at the egg and thought well, you have a really small stomach so what you ate last night might not be digested yet.  And when I had people over and everybody was snacking, I would turn around and look at the egg and go, let’s not over-snack because your stomach is just that big.