3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery If you've had it, or are considering it, share your discussions here

Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
MyGirlFriday's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 115

S/C/G: 287/see ticker/180

Height: 5'5.5"

Unhappy Things aren't the same

Prior to surgery there were several places that I enjoyed going to eat at. Now post surgery I can't seem to find things I want to eat. Those once favorites just aren't the same.

Why is that?? Could it be that I was use to eating large portions and now that the portions is small I'm just not into it?

I'm still not hungry very often, still having issues with drinking water but other than that my weightloss is going steady.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

MyGirlFriday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
Eating for two!
jillybean720's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 6,018

S/C/G: 324 highest known/on hold/150

Height: 5' 5"


Tastes can change after surgery. Also, if you had to do any kind of low carb or liquid diet, that can mess with your tastes, too. I know even before I ever had surgery, if I was doing well on a strict low-carb diet for an extended amount of time (months), and then I tried to eat some junk as a "treat," it just wasn't the same, and sometimes was even gross to me.
Highest known weight: 324
Weight on morning of DS surgery: 308.5
Got down to about 185 before pregnancy;
Benjamin David born March 24, 2012, 7 pounds 11 ounces
Post-pregnancy: 206.5
jillybean720 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 01:21 AM   #3
Call me Finki =)
Gelene's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado City, Az.
Posts: 129

S/C/G: 400/300/155

Height: 5'6"


Hello! Surgery? Sorry mygirlfriday. I have not been around very much, and I am just (ASSUMING) it's WLS you are talking about? If so, I HIGHLY recommend you check out this site.
I am 6 years post-op and this site has saved me the last few months.
Gelene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #4
SilverShine's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 62


How long ago did you have your surgery?
SilverShine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #5
Katarina's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Central Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 80

S/C/G: 340/165/150

Height: 5'5


I know personally, my tastes changed after surgery. For a long time, I needed everything to be salty...then I wanted strange food I never enjoyed before....I am not sure when your surgery took place, but try to be patient with yourself. If you are a longer term post op than we think, view this as a new challenge, not as a problem. Find what NEW foods you enjoy and start keeping track of them. If the "same old places" no longer do it for you, branch out..try new restaurants. When you are at the grocery store, make a point to buy at least ONE new food every time. I do this every time I go to the farmers market as well. One new fruit or veggie, or natural product.

Hang in there hon. You have almost lost 40 lbs!! You are making big strides...keep going!

Overall Journey:
Katarina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 03:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
Duckslove's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 134

S/C/G: 335/tracker/150

Height: 5 feet 6 inches


this happened to me, I can no longer stand anything sweet, not just sugar, but even fake sugar sweet.
Duckslove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 07:52 PM   #7
not bad for a 47 yr Nana!
missangelaks's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,166


Things I liked before surgery look just awful now (donuts just look painful!) and I get excited about fresh Fruit!hehehe Strange but true.

I have craved things that are very salty since surgery. It has changed a bit over the last year or so but still my tastes have change dramaticly.


The glass of water is what it is,
it's only our own perception that tells us
whether or not it's half empty or half full...
it's a Choice!!!

Last edited by missangelaks; 12-20-2009 at 07:53 PM.
missangelaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2009, 08:02 PM   #8
Old Cackler
jiffypop's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: northern New Jersey
Posts: 7,522


MGF :hugs: sounds like you're having a wee bit of mourning? lots of people go through that. and it IS very strange to look at things that you only recently enjoyed and get grossed out by them.

So, my suggestion is to just go with it. find some new favorites - strange as it may sound, this is truly a time for you to develop a new relationship with food - one that's healthier and happier for you. and only YOU can choose what that looks like.

As you heal from the surgery, and get into the journey, things will change DAILY, and sometimes even from meal to meal. just focus on the NOW, and on making choices that work for you NOW, and do it again tomorrow.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders

start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180

Posts by members, moderators and admins are not medical advice. See your physician before taking advice found on the internet.
jiffypop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
ONEderland here I come!
ladybugnessa's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: maryland
Posts: 2,967

S/C/G: 286/210/200 (next goal)

Height: 5'2.75"


hubby is having the same issue... he does not enjoy going out like he used to. it's about the foods he can't have and the portions he misses. we take a lot of food home with us.
on the beach since May 1, 2006
added Points August, 2008
Having RNY September 22, 2009
ladybugnessa is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do you think people say they are veg*n when they aren't? SoulBliss Vegetarian and Vegan FAQ 179 09-10-2015 05:52 AM
You aren't a Fat Smasher until... Suzanne 3FC Fat Smash Diet 41 10-01-2010 08:52 PM
Guys Just Aren't Interested vikkivma Weight Loss Support 37 03-08-2009 08:58 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:22 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2