"Lose the Last 30 lbs" . This is the same bariatric surgeon who wrote the excellent article on appetite suppression vs restriction.
The most successful gastric band patients learn how to be satisfied with a cup of food. They learn to walk away, regardless of being able to "eat more". The let their bands "fool their brains" into thinking they had more food and thus, get appetite suppressant for several hours on just a cup of food.
"The band goes around your stomach, not your lips and not your brain".
Dr. Simpson's recommendation is to track volume and measure what you want to manage. I've been measuring calories and protein, but not necessarily volume. I'll make that my next 4-day win beginning tomorrow and track when my hunger returns after eating a cup of volume.
(I wonder: If one is used to large volumes of food, likes large volumes of food and thoroughly enjoys that "stuffed feeling", I wonder what the process was like getting used to 1 cup of food at meal times? Is there grieving at that big lifestyle change? I've heard some WLS patients will take up other addictions (drinking, gambling, shopping, etc..) to fill up what is now missing.)