Weight Loss Surgery

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

I think this video is supposed to promote weight loss surgery, but it seems to do the opposite for me. If you have ever thought about having weight loss surgery, this video is a vivid reason on why you shouldn’t. Not only do you have to endure an unpleasant surgery, you have to eat healthy to keep the weight off. Weight loss from gastric bypass surgery or any other weight loss surgery happens because you change your eating habits. If you have to change your eating habits anyway, don’t bother with the medical torture. Learn how to change your habits now.

Sometimes I think people are tempted by weight loss surgery because they think they deserve the pain. Maybe they think that if they suffered so much that they wouldn’t dare go back to eating poorly. Or maybe they think that the cost of the surgery is going to be a deterrent to eating poorly. It all sounds like punishment to me.

Instead of punishing yourself with weight loss surgery, do something nice for yourself today. Feed yourself some fresh veggies and fruit, maybe even some lean protein. Give yourself the rush of some heart-pounding exercise. Find other non-food-related ways to be nice to yourself. You don’t need weight loss surgery. You need someone to love you so much that you WANT to be healthy. That someone can be you.


3 Responses to “Weight Loss Surgery”

  1. Misty Says:

    I have such a love/hate relationship with the idea of weight loss surgery. On the one hand, I hate the idea of modifying your body permanently for a quick-fix and not really getting into healthy habits beforehand. This is the case with my brother-in-law. They had him do like two weeks of joke diets to show he couldn’t lose weight on his own, then approved him for the surgery. He did lose quite a bit of weight, but now it’s almost 3 years after the surgery and he’s gained some of it back. He hasn’t changed his eating habits at all (it’s just now he sometimes throws up if he eats too much) and is just barely starting to do any kind of exercise (and that is sporadic and probably will disappear with winter). My father-in-law sees all this and yet just recently decided (without consulting his wife) that he’s going to do the same surgery too, ‘hopefully’ before the end of the year.

    And then there’s my mom. She has lots of mental and physical problems and I frankly have zero hope of her losing weight on her own. She’s applying to get the surgery, and if she does get it, I think it can get her down to a reasonable weight where she can then start doing something proactive. She weighs something like 600 pounds, sits around depressed most of the time, and has pain/faintness/problems whenever she tries to do -any- activity. With her problems, it would probably be even more important for her to do weight loss the ‘right’ way, but it’s just not going to happen. The alternative is to let her eat herself to death, as far as I can tell.

  2. iportion Says:

    Thanks for the video. Weight loss surgery is not an easy road nor an easy way out. It is major surgery and a lot harder than my doing a modified weight watchers. It’s major sugary, a family friend almost died from weight loss surgery. It should be for people who can’t lose any other way. Most who do it will never be thin. Weight loss surgery should only be for those with above bmi of 44.4 Though I was above a 44 bmi I lost weight in the past so I knew gastric bypass was not for me.

  3. Thais Says:

    Why is the woman promoting weight loss surgery … fat?

    That alone would make me think twice about it. It either doesn’t work, or the person promoting it chooses not to get it.

    (Or is she a healthy weight, and I’m just brainwashed by the anorexic loving media conspiracy?)

Leave a Reply


Powered by WordPress
(c) 2004-2017 Starling Fitness / Michael and Laura Moncur