Losing weight seems to be something that is a problem for many people and a large percentage of these people have more than 20 pounds to lose. With a large number of the world’s population be overweight or obese, the gastric bypass operation is being resorted to more than ever before as an option for losing weight.
Many people are concerned about gastric bypass complications and these complications are real, but I think the complications that go along with being obese can be more devastating. You have decide if you fear the surgery more than what high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and many other things that can be dangerous to your health.
Following the gastric bypass diet for 8 to 12 weeks after the surgery can seem depressing, especially after you have been able to eat several large plates of food at one meal. Being on the food plan is temporary, but you have to understand that there are foods that your stomach may never tolerate again. Although, as long as you don’t go overboard, you should be able to have a few bites of almost any food.
One of the hardest things you will do is learning to understand why you overeat. No one accidently overeats. It is usually the result of something going on in our lives that causes to eat far beyond being full or when we are not hungry. Are you eating because you are tired, bored, angry or lonely? There are ways of dealing with these issues that do not involve food and you will have to learn to use them.
There is no denying that many people have lost hundreds of pounds as a result of this surgery, but some of those people have regained some or all of their weight. It is possible to end up right back where you began if you do not make the changes that are necessary to live healthy. It is important that you look at this opportunity as you last chance to live a quality life and embrace it. The outcome of this surgery is mostly up to you.
A doctor should be consulted before beginning a weight loss program.