This is probably going to piss some people off, but I don’t care.  This is my site and I’m expressing my thoughts & opinions.

This isn’t new; gastric bypass & other surgeries to lose weight have been around for a long time, but it seems they’ve been even more predominant these days with “Slimband” commercial, etc etc.

I’m going to cut to the chase & tell you exactly how I feel about these & why:  Any kind of surgery to lose weight is for people that don’t want to take responsibility for their own actions, are lazy, and ignorant.  There, it’s out.  Now here’s why;

  1. Why risk your life under the knife when it can be done with a little effort & education.  2% of gastric surgery people die within a month of the surgery, even more run into complications;
  2. You got fat for a reason.  You’re not going to learn anything about your eating habits, etc that put you in that position to begin with so it’ll only be a matter of time before your fat again;
  3. You won’t get the sense of accomplishment losing weight with surgery as you would doing it the RIGHT way because gastric surgery is CHEATING;
  4. A lot of the weight you lose with gastric surgery is lean mass(muscle, bone density, etc.) because you’re not getting all the proper nutrition.  This is bad & will only compound your problems later;

Bottom line is this;  Be accountable to yourself.  You got fat for a reason; man up, get educated, start walking and do it the right way.  Is it easy?  HELL NO!  But the sense of accomplishment you get when the weight starts coming off is simply awesome.  Not to mention there are so many programs & websites on there to help & support, there’s simply no excuse not to be able to do it.