Obesity is a huge problem in our country. Many of us have tried different weight loss regimens only to find out that either the weight does not come off easily or no matter how we try, we still go back to our own compulsions with food, with its bad habits.
There is growing evidence that carbohydrates are at the root of the problem. There is growing evidence that the problem with obesity has a lot to do with carbohydrate addiction which is at the cellular level, and once addicted, you crave the sugars without realizing that you are addicted.
There is a huge business behind weight loss surgeries, however buyer beware. If you do not change your lifestyle, the surgery will do it for you at a high cost, forcing you to reduce your portions simply because you can no longer take in as much food physically. The problem is not solved if you do not solve your addiction to poor eating habits and carbohydrates.
A recent article in the NY Times discusses this in an eye opening article. In the past, those who have had these surgeries did lose weight but until the recent introduction of the sleeve and the newest idea which “a new weight-loss procedure in which a thin tube, implanted in the stomach, ejects food from the body before all the calories can be absorbed”.
Now you will lose weight and possibly suffer from malnutrition and experience a medically created bulimia, something that cannot possibly be healthy. Ultimately, the doctors and the systems they work in get wealthy, and you continue to have medically derived health problems from a solution that still may backfire in ways you could never imagine.
Recently, a friend of mine’s wife had weight loss surgery and almost died from the complications. Before going for weight loss surgery, read this article which is eye opening and full of good advice. Before you go for surgery, consider going through carbohydrate withdrawal and lifestyle modification first. It can be a true life saver.
Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This
By SARAH HALLBERG and OSAMA HAMDYSEPT. 10, 2016
Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved a new weight-loss procedure in which a thin tube, implanted in the stomach, ejects food from the body before all the calories can be absorbed.
Some have called it “œmedically sanctioned bulimia,” and it is the latest in a desperate search for new ways to stem the rising tides of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Roughly one-third of adult Americans are now obese; two-thirds are overweight; and diabetes afflicts some 29 million. Another 86 million Americans have a condition called pre-diabetes. None of the proposed solutions have made a dent in these epidemics.