Far too many
people think a gastric by-pass or lap-band procedure will do the
trick for them – weight loss-wise – without any further effort on
their part. They think the procedure will be just the paranormal
pill, the magic bullet they’re looking for.
I’m here to
tell you – it is not.
All my medical
experts tell me that 80% of gastric by-pass/lap-band procedures fail
. . . and some doctors admit that only 1/3rd are
successful, while 1/3rd are slightly so, and the last
1/3rd fail to work at all.
super-proud of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s effort to finally lose weight, he really
didn’t need to choose anything as drastic as the gastric lap-band
procedure. He could’ve tried to break his obviously over-powering
white starch and sugar carb addiction with a low carb Atkins
lifestyle eating plan and daily cardio – cos that’s exactly what he’s
still going to have to do in the long run to lose weight: pick the
diet and daily cardio that work best for him and follow them for the
rest of his life.
My dear friend,
Georgann, doesn’t want to do daily cardio nor follow a diet either.
She wants to use the lap-band so that she’ll eat less.
problem, and I’ll venture to say Governor Christie’s problem,
too, isn’t so much the quantity of food that they consume – it’s
what TYPE of food they’re actually eating. And I’ll just bet you my
butt that s/he’s gonna override the band and eat her/his daily
allotment of food in candy, sweets and the rest of the carb-y crap
that got them into trouble with their weight and fitness in the first
absolutely refuse to do what it takes to break their carb
addiction – no matter how much proof you provide them with –
showing them that the carbs are exactly what’s making them, and
keeping them fat.
If Georg and
Governor Christie cut the white starch and sugar carbs to 35 gr. a
day, combined with an hour of daily cardio – they would lose ALL their
unhealthy weight by the end of this year. But sadly, some want
the lap-band to do it for them.
Like a lot of
others who succumb to the stomach-altering surgery, my good friend is
hoping that the “Magic Band” will do it all for her.
procedure will prohibit her from eating mass quantities of food –
but it will NOT teach her what to eat so that her weight will come
off and stay off for good. And a small potato, a palm-size portion of
protein and a dainty dab of veggies do not do it for me. I’m used
to eating almost exactly what I want on my low carb lifestyle, and
still losing weight.
else that’s too good to be true – the downside of the gastric
lap-band procedure is if you don’t stick to the post-surgery diet
like you’re supposed to – you’ll be running to the bathroom
after eating the wrong food, puking your guts out – and worse. (Ask
your lap-band Doc about “dumping syndrome.”)
Saying that you really have to change
your mind-set about your new way of eating is a total understatement.
Especially since in the end – it all falls right back in your lap
anyway. So why, I wonder, bother with the surgery at all?
everlasting weight loss success can only be accomplished with a good,
effective diet and daily cardio. Period. And Governor Christie and
Georgann are about to find out . . .
has a lot to do with willpower and everything to do with breaking a
person’s horrid addiction to white starch and sugar carbs. Break
that addiction, and your weight will literally fall off your bones if
you combine it with daily cardio . . . Trust me. I’m living proof –
and so are thousands of other people across our chronically obese
I can show
anyone how to lose weight the natural, low carb way – just like I
did, shedding 150 pounds, now keeping them off for nine years.
You just really gotta wanna.
And, the lap-band is just another diet.
Georg recently told me that her weight
is down another few pounds from eating an Atkins low carb diet, that
she really likes it, but just cannot seem to stick to ANY diet right
now. She failed to break her carb addiction, so what does she expect?
Her Doc will be putting her on the “special” lap-band eating plan for 3-6 months before surgery so she can see firsthand what eating will be like for the rest of her life.
The problem is, if G goes on the
lap-band diet for the next 3-6 months before surgery – it’s just
another dang diet – that she will not be able to stick to – cos
she’ll still be addicted to those white starch and sugar carbs!
And, if I were G and the Gov., I’d
cut my carbs down to no more than 35 gr. a day, squeeze in a few
flights of stairs at work whenever they can, and do whatever it takes
to break their carb addiction.
Regardless of what weight loss method
you’re gonna use, you have to make sure you don’t pack on even
more pounds between now & your surgery. You cannot eat with
abandon thinking, “What the hell, I’m getting the lap-band in a
few weeks so what’s the diff?
The diff is that the lap band is NOT
gonna do it for you. The diff is, in the end, it all comes back down
to y-o-u. Period.
So, suck it up, do what it takes to
kick the carb addiction, cos carbs and a lack of daily cardio are
really what make you fat!
You wear what you eat, no question.
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