Why I Chose Not to Have Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Possible Pat
- February 6, 2018
Have you thought about weight loss surgery? I know I did, and I even considered taking the plunge and getting it done.
One of the most popular weight loss surgeries is gastric bypass surgery, and it was something I had thought about doing when I was so desperate to lose weight. It was even suggested by my doctor who said it was something I should think about if I wanted to lose the weight.
In the end, I decided not to have the surgery and take care of my weight issues myself. I decided that there was nothing physically wrong with me that required surgery, as I knew my problem with food was emotional. No surgery was going to fix that.
What is Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure where the stomach is divided into two compartments, a lower and upper chamber with the smaller intestines attached to both.
The idea behind this is to make the stomach smaller so that you feel full sooner, and so you can’t eat so much without uncomfortable consequences. Also, due to the placement of the smaller intestines, you absorb less from the food that you are eating.
On top of that, you are put on a restricted diet, with lifelong supplementation, and an exercise program to help you lose weight.
This procedure costs around $24,000 and, for some people, it works.
Downfalls of Gastric Bypass surgery
While most people tend to lose weight after having gastric bypass surgery done, many people do end up gaining about 25% of the weight back. In fact, 50% of those who elect ot have the procedure will gain some of their weight back after hitting their low point. There are also complications that can arise and some side effects I just wasn’t ready to go through.
Here are some side effects of gastric bypass surgery:
- Dumping Syndrome – 70% of patients experience dumping syndrome which is a group of symptoms, including weakness, abdominal discomfort, and abnormally rapid bowel evacuation, occurring after meals.
- Digestive Issues – This can include difficulty swallowing, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, or intolerance to certain foods.
- Dental problems – 37% of patients occur dental issues after surgery due to an increase in sugary foods.
- Gallstones and Kidney Stones
- Hair Loss
- Gaining the Weight Back
- Could lead to other surgeries
- You will hit a plateau and stop losing weight
- Protein intake can be difficult
Why I Chose Not to Have Gastric Bypass Surgery
In the end, I chose not to have gastric bypass surgery. Not only was it expensive, but there were so many side effects that I wasn’t willing to go through just to end up gaining weight back.
It seemed like a quick fix, but those who lost weight ended up doing so over the years, and only after following the strict diet and exercise program… That was something I should have been doing, to begin with.
I wanted to give myself another chance. I decided I was going to start eating better and exercising. Surgery was really going to be my last option because I didn’t think I needed it. Surgery wasn’t going to fix my emotional relationship with food, and it wasn’t going to make me stop the cravings. That was something I needed to fix myself.
Now I sit here four years later, over 300 pounds lighter, and I did it without weight loss surgery. I did it by changing my habits and making a commitment to myself and my family.
If you are considering weight loss surgery, give it one more shot. Follow me and let me help you with your nutrition with a Custom Meal Plan using foods that you already like. Every plan is custom built specifically for you so that you will start seeing real results that are long-lasting. This isn’t a trendy weight loss program that will help you lose 10 lbs just so you can gain 15 back. We are talking about real weight loss for those who have substantial weight to lose. Before you go under the knife, give me a chance to change your life the right way. This means you will have zero recovery time and you will see results just as quickly, if not quicker, than if you were to have gastric bypass.
Not only will you save thousands of dollars, but you won’t have to go through the side effects, the surgery, or the recovery. Just take a look what a Custom Meal Plan can do for you:
If you want the surgery because you don’t want to have to change your lifestyle and you want to be able to eat the same foods, and you think that you’ll just be eating less, think again. You will still have to give up soda, unhealthy foods, and you will still be visiting the gym to be successful. In the end, what if you just did all this without going under the knife and still got dramatic weight loss results? This is what I want to do for you.
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About Possible Pat
Hi, I'm Pasquale Brocco and I've lost A LOT of weight. When I started my journey to lose weight, I weighed 605 pounds. After visiting the doctor, I realized I had to make a change. I started with a simple plan and within 60 days, I lost 100 lbs. So far, I've lost over 307 pounds. Now, I'm sharing a simple message with you, "Anything is possible." If you can put on the weight, you can lose the weight.