Some of you may know me from the Vertical Sleeve Talk Boards. Someone there posted about chewing up food and spitting it out. Something about chewing up a food and spitting it out just strikes me as wrong! LOL
I'm really worried about crossover addictions and my mental attachment to food, so chew/spit doesn't sound like something I'd want to get into doing. Also, I had this surgery so I could live a more normal life. Normal people eat what they want, but they have the ability to stop when they are satisfied. That is what/how I want to relate to food.
For me, I think it would be unwise to get into the habit of chewing and spitting out my food.
I am working to retrain my appetite to want what my body needs. Already, I've noticed that food now is either "protein" or "not protein". I have changed how much I eat and what motivates me to eat, so I've made progress. This is a life change, not a diet. From here forward, I want to use food to fuel my body and eat to live, NOT live to eat.
So, that's my philosophy on that. :)