The idea (well for me anyway) is not to let go completely of what you like, just to be able to eat a whole lot less of it, eat normally and not feel like im on a forever diet.
If I want a bite of pizza so be it, currently I can eat a large to myself, but half a slice after the surgery? if thats what I feel like having today, thats what Im going to have.
This is not to say that I will get crap food everyday and pat myself on the back because I can only eat three bites, not at all, but if you deny yourself everything you ever enjoy you will feel like youre a prisoner and wont be able to move forward with a normal life. This is what the surgery will be for me, I just want to be normal.