If you or a love one is even THINKING about undergoing weight loss surgery (also known as Bariatric Surgery), then this may be one of the most important shows that you will listen to.
With over 60% of the American population overweight or obese, many are turning to the option of Bariatric surgery.
But is it the magic bullet that advertisers want us to believe? Recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a viable option for individuals who have been unable to lose weight using conventional medical methods, bariatric weight-loss surgery is a major gastrointestinal operation that results in weight loss primarily by limiting how much the stomach can hold. Other procedures not only limit food intake, they also decrease nutrient absorption.
What most of us don’t know is this: what happens AFTER the surgery is completed? Do you magically change, like the people in the the Ads?
Many Post-surgery patients are faced with the same issues, concerns and ‘demons’ that caused them to be obese in the first place. But now there is the added challenge of having a stomach 75-90% smaller than it originally was.
And on top of that, they still need to live a healthy, active lifestyle that includes lots of physical activity. Otherwise it is VERY possible to regain weight (which kinda defeats the purpose of the operation).
Margaret Furtado, Dietitian and author of ‘The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Well after Weight Loss Surgery’ will talk about what life is like post-surgery. We will also talk about the myth, the hype and reality of the Bariatric lifestyle.
Regardless of your opinion of the subject, weight loss surgery isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
Tune it— and let us know what YOUR opinion is on the subject.
This Sunday at 5PM, EDT
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