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Old 10-30-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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How does it make you? You mean because otherwise you'll get sick? Why have I heard that people who have had surgery have ended up going back to their old ways?
Not every person who's had gastric bypass has intolerance after surgery. Overeating will cause vomiting. I had GB back in March 2012 and have since met many, many GB pot-opers. I have found do not change their diet dramatically as they can still tolerate sweets or carbs, etc just in much smaller amounts.

As you become further out from surgery there is some natural stretching of the pouch. You don't eat 2 ounces of food at a time forever. At over 2 1/2 years out, I can easily eat a 4-5 ounce piece of protein with a couple of bites of vegetables. Over the long term, those that don't change their habits are the ones with significant regain. Rather than eating a 4-5 ounce piece of chicken they'll eat a big bag of chips or a sleeve of cookies and such.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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get several professional opinions
...and NON professional (because pro means money is involved)



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The best way to lose weight is to cut what you are taking in.
Wrong. That way causes yo-yo dieting.
This is the BEST way



They way that works with the body; not fighting it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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How does it make you? You mean because otherwise you'll get sick? Why have I heard that people who have had surgery have ended up going back to their old ways?
A friend of mine had the surgery and didn't follow the dietary guidelines. Two years later, she died.

Please be careful when considering gastric bypass.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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A friend of mine had the surgery and didn't follow the dietary guidelines. Two years later, she died.
Which is why I say it should be the LAST alternative for anyone looking to lose weight. The last alternative AND only after seeking the advice of at least 2-3 physicians.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Yeah, I fear that this person will get the surgery, and not be able to stick to the guidelines of eating that comes with it. Basically, if they could stick with that type of guideline, they could lose weight without the surgery.
This.

While gastric bypass surgery has no doubt saved countless lives, I think too many people see it as a "quick fix" or an easy way out and they don't realize it isn't until it's too late. The surgery is irreversible.

My highest BMI was between 41 and 42. Current BMI is 20. Body fat %age is 19%, which is in the "athletic" range for women. Especially for a 39 year-old woman.

I lost more weight in '08-'09 than I currently weigh now. So, over 50% of my body weight.

It can be done.

On paper, I qualified for gastric bypass surgery. I am glad every day that I was wise enough to avoid it.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:04 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Four years ago I underwent the Bariatric surgery known as a gastric bypass "Roux-en-Y" procedure.

Not just anyone qualifies for bariatric surgery ... you must have a BMI at 45 or greater, unless you have a morbidity issue such as Type 2 diabetes, then you can qualify if your BMI is 35 or greater. Once you are deemed eligible for the surgery, you have to undergo a series of tests spread out over a few months ... stress test, psychiatric evaluation, sleep study (many patients suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea), etc.

For me it was a resounding success. It put my diabetes into remission and my high blood pressure as well. I dropped from a 42 inch waist to a 34 inch waist. My only problem is that now I find a few pounds creeping back on even though I go to a gym ... so it is not a "cure" for obesity, only a tool to get you to lose weight - the rest is up to you to keep it off!
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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A friend of mine had the surgery and didn't follow the dietary guidelines. Two years later, she died.

Please be careful when considering gastric bypass.
I had gastric bypass in Feb 2008 weighed at 295lbs, and by Dec 2008 I was down to 162lbs. Today almost 6yrs later I have maintained my weight around 156-158 and not everyone has dire effects.
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