on 10/15/19 3:39 pm
Have any of you that have had sleeve surgery found that your cravings for sugar are gone or less? I'm going to be going for my surgical consult on the 6th of November and I'm trying to get as much information as possible before I go.
I don't think I've ever wanted to do something so badly.
Thank you all!
on 10/17/19 8:14 pm
No sugar cravings so far and I hope those old cravings don't return.
There are so many sugar free products on the market that I enjoy so no need to have those high sugar treats anymore.
I did not have cravings for some time after my VSG due to nausea in response to smells, (not everyone has this but I did). I realized at some point, (I can't remember when, exactly), that many cravings are a result of head hunger or an emotional trigger, (for me). I learned to ask myself, "what am I REALLY hungry for?" Dehydration can often mimic hunger. Emotional triggers or head hunger from seeing a really great food commercial or certain scents or memories can also trigger a craving for many people. I think that having bariatric surgery and carving out better habits for yourself can reduce cravings but at some point you will probably have cravings. You are stronger than your cravings though, and bariatric surgery is a great tool to give you a boost, metabolically and physiologically, for a time. It will give you time to reset but at some point it will be more about the choices you make. We live in an obesogenic society and increasingly with the health-at-every-size movement it seems like the support for actual health is harder to find. Accountability is so important if we want to KEEP our health. Cravings happen. They vary. Learn your triggers. It will require work. You can do it but invest pre op and during the honeymoon phase in those early post op months and years for lifetime success.