Ladies anyone else going through this? First time posting but hoping for a answer. Had DS surgery on 08/10/2020. Lost about 110 pounds. My problem is extreme sugar cravings! My honeymoon phase as they call it stopped about the 2 year mark. My weight has jumped up about 10 pounds. I know I'm very low on estrogen as I'm post menopausal. Could that be causing my cravings? Or am I possibly not getting enough of something in my diet? Thanks!
on 11/14/22 3:29 pm
It's not just the ladies, I eat a ton of sugar everyday. It's my single biggest failure since having wls. I gained back 25 lbs after 2 years but nothing since. The wls is still very effective at keeping me thin, and I do a lot of exercising to help things along.
on 11/14/22 3:32 pm
Congrats on your loss, and on your success after surgery. I'm just four months out but haven't run into cravings as a result of the surgery. So far all of my hunger has been head hunger and it's hard to identify my body's signals at this point.
However, historically...I tend to fiercely crave sugar when I eat too many simple carbs and my body kicks over into almost an addiction mode. This is why I try to avoid simple carbs or plan a detox from them if they creep in. How's your diet looking these days? Maybe carbs are contributing.
282 at referral, 280 at consult, 249 on 7/15 for SADI surgery
Loss: Pre-op-33, M1-12, M2-17, M3-14, M4-11
Today's weight: 191
on 11/19/22 4:28 pm
What happens with dumping? Is it an IBS type issue?
it happens to about 30% of bypass patients (it can also happen to sleeve patients, but it's much less common for them). It happens when you eat too much sugar in one sitting. Because our pyloric valve is bypassed, it goes directly into our small intestine and our intestines go into overdrive trying to deal with it. Common symptoms are heart palpitations, sweating or chills, abdominal cramps, dizziness, and diarrhea. Sometimes nausea, too. I'm not a dumper, but I know it can go on for quite awhile. It can be prevented by avoiding or limiting the amount of sugar you eat at one sitting. Since you said you eat a lot of sugar, you're probably not a dumper (unfortunately, I can eat a lot of sugar, too...)
I get sugar cravings often especially when im stressed or over tired.
If i give in i try to eat fat free items but usually im satisfied with some fresh bread or watermelon chunks or a hot pretzel with mustard
. Yes its still carbs but nowhere near as fattening or reboundy as real candy .
I dont restrict carbs so eating them or even fat free candy doesnt lead to immediate weight gain but i have noticed a tendency to crave more the next day .
Its empty calories so why give in ? Skinny feels a LOT better than candy tastes.