My biggest struggle 3 years after weight loss surgery is avoiding sweets. I can’t stop eating sweets. I eat candy, cookies, cake and ice cream. I eat a small portion one scoop, bit size candy or one cookie.
I’m female 5′ 7″ previous weight 247 current 168 my lost weight was 160 almost a year ago. I had weight loss surgery 12/17/12.
The issue I have before one small portion was satisfying now I find myself wanting more. I work two jobs and to stay awake in my head I think I need to eat candy. I walk around 14,000 steps daily and I honestly think that is one reason I have not gain too much weight.
The other issue I have is that I’m never hungry in the morning. I have to force myself to eat but after 3pm I get hungry. I work in a fast pace workplace and I only get 30 minutes lunch break by the time I finish eating I don’t have time to drink. I don’t get enough liquids because I just never get thirsty.
Does anyone outer have the same sweet issues and what are you doing to control it?
Patient Responses to the Question Above
sweets are my weakness too...
I am 15 months post duodenal switch surgery and sweets have always been my weakness as well. Seems like in the past few months, they are overwhelmingly growing. I can't saturate my cravings and almost binge sometimes. No idea how to stop the cravings...
Sweets are my downfall also..
I have always known that I have a super sweet tooth. I thought that having surgery would take it away. Wow was I wrong about that. In the first couple of years after surgery, I was doing okay, but it seems that lately I find myself reaching for a cookie or cupcake, I am a baker starting my own business and I always am making cupcakes. I don't know how to get back to where I am okay without the sweets. I never thought that life after surgery would be this hard!!!
sweets and salty foods are my weakness......
I am 8 months post sleeve surgery and I have only lost 30 lbs. 2 months after surgery I changed jobs and insurance. I had to go to a month of training for my new job which I got off track with my diet. since everyone I work with now loves to eat I have gained back about 10lbs and I am so mad at myself. I'm trying to get back on track but its been really hard. I'm going to try a pouch reset to see if that will get me back on track.
Need to get back in track
I'm 6 years post gastric bypass surgery. I've recently regained over 50 lbs. I'm not hungry in am and usually only drink coffee (black, one sugar) all day I try and eat small portions at meals but can't resist snacks after dinner.
always seem to be hungry
I am 3 years post gastric sleeve. I have lost all the weight I wanted to lose (260 to 140). I now find myself regaining, now at 151. Do not want to keep regaining but seen to be hungry all the time.
Drink the protein shakes in the morning and eat a lite lunch but come dinner time I am so very hungry. What can I do to prevent over eating?
I completely understand.
My downfall is ice cream - so much so that I wrote a blog post of my own about it. We need to constantly remind ourselves that the surgery is not the cure. The surgery enabled us to get into a position to build new habits. In most cases, I've been successful. In this particular case, not so much. Good luck (and stronger willpower) to us all!
I had surgery nov 2013. I was doing great at first but I too want sweets all the time!
I failed my surgery.
I think surgery (VSG) only help me lose 30 lbs. I feel like such a failure. I eat the wrong foods and I'm slowly gaining all my weight back.
How do I reset myself? I am so ashamed. At work everyone knows about my surgery. They don't say anything to me but I am sure they talk of me. Depression is setting in. Help!
by: Lab Dragon
Interestingly enough, Sweets were never a problem pre surgery, my issue was the salty chips and deep fried foods. My weight at time of surgery in 2014 was 321, my goal weight 165. This last 6 months, the sugar cravings are nearly insatiable.
I am not sure why this happens, but I found myself up 10 pounds this morning. If anyone has a solution or reason, I would love to know.
I'm 1 year and 7 months post op. If I could eat sweets and drink coffee all day I would. My body is craving it more and more. I started at 430 and currently at 320s I'm also 6 foot and larger frame. So this weight looks great on me just want to get down a little more. Trying to get as close to 220 as possible without looking sick. Any possible thing I could try to reduce my cravings?
I had the Gastric Bypass Surgery in 2011 and I lost 100 pounds and I have gained 70 pounds back within last 3 years! I am so hurt and disappointed in myself and I know it is because of my sugar cravings for drinks, cookies and the occasional krispy kreme donut every now and then. What can I do to kick the habit?