The effects of weight-loss surgery can have a significant impact on your relationship with food.
Like everyone else at the Lubbock, Texas, holiday dinner, Kristy Owens fills up her plate. But halfway through the turkey and trimmings, she’s done. She’s “completely full” and can’t eat another bite. Owens, 40 – who was on the verge of diabetes eight years ago – skips dessert. “If something even looks sweet, I’m completely turned away by it,” she says. Food tastes saltier now, and she doesn’t have much use for the salt shaker anymore. In 2006, Owens had weight-loss surgery, and like others who’ve had the procedure, she’s found the experience of eating changes in many ways.