And while I would love to say that I am pro choice when it comes to any form of weight loss surgery, be it the Lap Band or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, I'm just not for it. This has been nagging at me for a while and I think I should just put it out there. Why, why, why? would you do that to yourself just to lose weight. You are setting yourself up for a lifetime of complications and misery. You take away your ability to absorb nutrients and all sorts of things start to go wrong. We have our parts for a reason people. I get so sad when I read that people are willing to put up with rotting teeth, osteoporosis, B vitamin deficiencies, dumping, vomiting and never being able to eat your favorite food again just to be thin.
I wish that people didn't see it as the only way. I wish that Big Pharma wasn't marketing it to the vulnerable. I wish that health insurance companies would stop paying for it. I wish that there were more people like me.
You can have your cake and eat it too!!! You just need to practice some self discipline. It took me a long term to learn that and come to terms with it. But I did, and ON MY OWN TERMS. I wasn't forced into it because of some surgical procedure. I may sound preachy, but as I have learned more and continue on this path to becoming an RD I can say that I would NEVER recommend this to anyone.
That being said-- to the man in my life who went there. I still love you. But I wish it were different.