For me, WLS was not an easy way out. It takes work to look at food labels and prepare healthy foods.
But, I can honestly say that two and a half years post-op, I still have not touched a piece of chocolate cake or a candy bar, or anything else like that. People are amazed that I can keep that up...but I didn't come this far to cheat and gain my weight back. I still haven't gained back an ounce.
Please don't misunderstand me....I'm not bragging. A lot of people really struggle with the issue of sweets and stuff, and I'm somebody who was TOTALLY addicted to carbs pre-op. But for me, life after WLS has been even better than I could have imagined, and I am not willing to do anything to jeopardize my weight loss.
Starting weight: 270