Yea the things you tell yourself once it's off, it's easy to think "owh I have more energy now, I can keep this off" or "I am eating healthy so I won't be gaining weight".
I do think that for some people the bands can be a good thing because a stretched stomach stretches the appetite, but at the same time it's not a permanent solution and can backfire for some people in numerous ways if they don't change anything after the procedure.
And yes comfort is underestimated because people think no pain no gain, but everyone is not the same.
Oh I forgot to mention Apple Cider Vinegar can also aid the digestive system and can curb the appetite.
But drinking a table spoon of it in a tall glass of water can be torture while drinking through a straw (should've gulped it down, since it's ok to sprinkle over vegetables and chew on them, but at the time I had just jumped on the wagon, so I was being extra cautious).
I have tried the routine 30 minutes before breakfast for a while, but it made my mornings depressing,
so I knew that wasn't something I could keep up.
I did read about using honey to help with the taste when drinking a table spoon of ACV in a tall glass of water... but my sensitive taste buds kicked that idea to the curb too. So I'll just be using it on salads or in food for now. Some people can handle its taste in water, but I am not one of them.
I think it's delicious on salads without additional seasoning.
So that could be another option. Or the apple cider vinegar capsules.
I personally haven't tried the apple cider vinegar capsules, just heard about them. I did notice a difference with my cravings with the other methods though.
I think I might go for a cucumber snack daily/every few days and sprinkle ACV over the slices, I figure two good things can't be that bad, plus it will keep them fresh while on the move.
Edited by Ritle - Jul 21 2013 at 3:43am