This! Exactly this.Nah they dont remove whats responsible for cravings they remove the thing that tells the brain you are hungry.
Hunger feels different now. Hunger feels like an empty gurgle but it doesnt nag at you anymore.
You detox big time in the pre and post op stage so essentially you dont crave stuff once its gone from your system. But im 3 years out and i got sick of eating high protein and i got pregnant and ate sweets and now its hard to get rid of.
Its a tool but not an answer or a problem fixer. If there is emotional gratification to eating the wrong food, that doesn't go away. I lost 57 kilos and its been great but 3 years out and it feels like i never had it done. The wrong foods are called slider foods and you can eat heaps of them. So you can still consume more than you should. And gain weight. After being in such restricted calories for so long, your body adapts and 18 months to 2 yrs out if you havent lost the bulk of your weight then you wont get a huge amount further. How can you reduce even further when your body has adapted to 800 calories being your normal?
The head needs to be fixed in my opinion.
No regrets here tho.