If you’ve tried everything and cannot lose weight, turning to surgery may be an option.
There’s much more to weight gain and weight loss than just what we are eating. I belive it is why we are eating. Do you eat when you are sad? How about mad? For me anxiety seems to send me off to the kitchen like the space shuttle liftoff. And once you’re propelled in motion, it’s hard to put on those brakes.
Start by learning to use EFT, the Emotional Freedom Technique. You can get basic introductory materials on using EFT for weight loss here, and you can also download the entire EFT manual for free on Emofree.com. It is not difficult at all to learn, but if you have questions or want pointers, sign up for The Daily Bites where I give examples in using EFT using real-life events (some mine, some others).
Weight loss surgery usually involves a period of euphoria when you awaken a changed person. Hunger is gone (that’s because you’re still drugged), and your ability to eat is so modified, there is no question you feel full on very little. Soon enough though you begin to watch TV and see some commercials for your old familiar favorites, and then what happens? Those stomach juices start to gurgling and you’re in the throws of real hunger once again, yet, there is not a thing you can do about it. You cannot eat, especially if you recently ate, or you’ll suffer serious consequences (I won’t go into that here).
It’s enough to say, that overeating is simply no longer an option, so putting a lid on those desires before the fact makes more sense. Even if you’ve already had surgery, it’s not too late, but if you’re pre-surgery, it’s much easier to start now.
Obese Man Loses More Than 370 Pounds
It’s becoming more common for the severely obese to have to lose weight to become candidates for weight loss surgery.
This presents a dilemma in that to quality for the surgery you must demonstrate that you have tried and failed to lose weight via conventional means, yet if you are too heavy, you are required to LOSE WEIGHT before having the surgery.
Patrick Deuel who started at 1,072 pounds is currently on target for weight loss surgery having recently lost more than 370 pounds. How’d he do it? He’s an in-patient in a Sioux Falls hospital, eating only what he’s given, and at 1,200 calories basically being given a starvation diet. In Deuel’s case I’d say this is probably about all he can do to save his life, and therefore is justified.
Sometimes a liquid diet, or a diet that supplements liquid nutritional drinks (such as Carbs Away Shake) with some whole foods is a great way to get started, especially if you have more than 100 pounds to lose.
So much in the news lately about weight loss surgery. The risks are downplayed while the celebrities who had a good result are paraded around like it’s easy. After all, what could be simpler?
Consider the facts: You will not be able to eat even a quarter of the quantity you now eat. “That’s okay,” they say. Are you kidding? Do you have any idea what that means?
If you’re a person who has difficulty limiting the amount of food you eat, just because you will now experience discomfort or a little nausea, what’s that compared to the fun you’ll have figuring out ways to circumvent the limitations of a tiny stomach?
You have to ask yourself, why you are simply unable to reduce the quantity you eat now, without surgery? Do you need something outside yourself to force you into submission? I think that is the “getting cracked over the skull approach to weight loss” and it seems a little drastic.
Do Mental Surgery First
Try it on for size. Be sure what you say you want, is what you want.
Wake up tomorrow morning and experience the world post-surgery (in your mind). You are hungry, but once you start to eat you nearly instantly feel full, because your stomach is teeny-tiny. To live with this you’ll need to give yourself much smaller portions, and you’ll have to be satisfied
with a meal that takes about two minutes to eat. If you use toothpicks as utensils, it might help prolong the experience but otherwise, you’ll be giving up eating as an enjoyable part of your day. Get used to it.
The people who end up with a good result from weight loss surgery are those that are able to mentally get over eating as their favorite activity. All the others, and there are thousands, simply return to their pre-surgery weight within two years – much the same result as any weight loss program.