I'm enjoying food for what it is...a means of sustaining body energy/health and for enjoyment. I'm not using it as a means of soothing myself. Ironically, the band has helped me enjoy food.
Before surgery I was scared about how much I'd deprive myself, but to be honest I never really ate to enjoy food and didn't realize this till I got the band. I really ate food to function and to deal with stress. And to be honest on a daily basis, I'd abuse food. Now I eat less but I'm more selective about what I eat and I savor it. I don't eat to numb stress. I'm dealing with stress. Breaking the pattern of stress eating is key for me to losing and sustaining weight loss.
Thank you band!