I'm in my thirties and had surgery twice - once in 2012 and the other in 2013. Ever since then, I just have such a huge appetite that I have a hard time trying to control it. I have spoken to doctors/surgeons and they sort of just laugh saying that it's good I'm eating.
From about 2012-2014, I did have an appetite but I was able to control it way better than I can now. At the moment, I have a huge breakfast and after that, I have my cup of coffee along with some sweets. Sometimes they're pastries and sometimes it's a box of chocolates. It doesn't stop there....an hour later, I'll be munching on some crackers and then have ice cream or a Popsicle or something. When I'm home, I'll skip lunch and eat dinner around 4 pm, but when I'm out after breakfast, I'll stop by a pastry shop and have my lunch there - maybe have like 3-4 pastries with coffee. Then eat dinner around 4 pm. My home meals are quite healthy and I do eat a lot of vegetables and I think this is what may be saving me. I eat a lot of fish as well and don't eat any beef.
So, anyway, I'm trying really hard to change my ways and it's been such a hard rocky road
From yesterday, I started substituting all my sweets for fruit. My favorite fruits are grapefruit and kiwi.
I'm wondering how much fruit do people eat a day? For example, after dinner today, I ate an entire grapefruit. Should I have eaten the fruit in the morning? Can we eat a fruit after each meal? I'm not sure what the norm is.