Thursday, January 22, 2015

Spreading the Weighty Truth

A short article, "5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Had Weight-Loss Surgery" written by Samantha Gregor, got us thinking about just how little many people across the weight spectrum really know about the problem of obesity and the obesity epidemic. Her first suggestion: "Don’t say: 'You’re so lucky you can eat anything you want now!'” is an example of the somewhat shocking ignorance of at least some people.

Of course, if there really were a surgery that would allow people to eat as much high calorie food as they wanted without gaining excessive weight, there would be a line around the block outside Dr. Feiz & Associates, and not everyone in it would even be particularly overweight. You'd think by now most people be aware that bariatric surgery merely makes eating a great deal less a great deal easier by reducing the appetite. And, while the idea that weight loss surgery allows you to eat fattening foods and not gain weight may be relatively rare, a surprising number of people assume that bariatric procedures are a way to lose weight without doing any of the "work" associated with eating less and exercising more. Our patients are fully aware that that is a million miles from the truth.

If you're ready to do the work that goes into maintaining a truly healthy lifestyle but have found the pangs of hunger just too distracting on your previous weight loss attempts, that what we're here for. As always, give us a call at 877-301-1333. You'll learn something and you just might end up being a lot healthier and a lot happier.

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