(The secret of diet success? Change the food that's in control, and you'll get your control back!)
I saw a friend. A few years ago she had gastric bypass! This! This would save the day. (I saw a recent photo a few years later, and it looks like ALL her weight is back)
People are pretty darn critical of this move and procedure. They don't know about the horrible struggles day in and out with foods...mostly sugars and starches, RING OUR BELL. They don't know these foods have such a PULL on our resolve to be better and do better. They don't know the shame of constant hunger and failure. Just saying the word diet makes me hungry. Others don't KNOW the on-going daily battle food presents.
So bariatric surgery seems costly and extreme to everyone except the person who has tried everything else...
I work in a gym and the most desperate person out there is the post-bariatric surgery person who is frantic because the HUNGER IS BACK and now they're in that cycle again...even though the meals are smaller, the BIG problems of old are BIGGER NOW...
Here's THE PROBLEM (It's the FOOD...not you!)
I look at the look in my friend's eyes and the happy casual pose in the photos, trying to get behind anything and hide. I know that HIDING PLACE of shame. It's the foods I was picking that my body cannot process. It's the foods I was eating that just provoked OVEREATING...and I was always stuffed, and starving for more and no room for it!
IT'S THE FOOD and YOU MIGHT BE ADDICTED!
Consider joining our book study tonight at 7:30. We meet on the Facebook group site, "Find Your Food" request to join and let's look AT THE FOOD!