I've had friend's and patients who have had it done, and I considered it when I was younger. If there's ANY way you can avoid going the surgical route, I'd recommend it. There will always be those who have been successful and those who haven't been, as with any weigh loss tool. I've started eating clean, and so far, I've lost over 60 lbs between that and exercising. I was eating HUGE portions, and exercising sporadically. But I can tell you from seeing people with various weight loss surgeries that maintaining a post-gastric bypass diet properly is much more difficult than maintaining a proper diet. I don't judge anyone who's had WLS, but I think there are a lot of healthier methods that don't require surgery that DO work long term.Have you considered meeting with a nutritionist to get some ideas about what your food intake really is and how to change it? I'd strongly recommend you do.Good luck with whichever route you choose!
at 12:42 AM on May. 11, 2011