The Magic of Weightloss

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The Magic of Weight Loss The truth is there is no magic, yet this a $20 billion a year industry. 20/20 did a news story called, “The Big Fat Trap”. The article suggests that when celebrities endorse these weight loss systems they aren’t telling the whole story. Along with the program that these celebrities endorse they also have personal trainers, chefs and dieticians to also aid their weight loss. The story goes on to suggest that Kirsti Alley lost weight with Jenny Craig then put all the weight back on to promote her own weight loss program. It was a strategic business move on her part. We watch these ads and consider utilizing the products because these celebrities endorse even though most people are aware that there is more to the story. Providing a person does not have any underlying health problems, weight loss is about lifestyle change and not a magic solution or quick fix like fad diets and surgical interventions.
Surgical Intervention There are many types of surgical intervention for weight loss with the most popular being gastric lap-band, gastric sleeve, and gastric bypass. How successful are they? In the documentary series, “My 600 pound Life,” one patient who was coming out of anesthesia reached down to feel if her stomach was gone. The disappointment was visible on her features and she talked about not understanding why the stomach was still there. There is a lack of education where these invasive procedures are concerned. In the same series, people routinely talk about being unable to stomach the special diet that these procedures require. Most people who have these procedures fall back into unhealthy patterns because the underlying issues have not been dealt with. These procedures do not change a lifetime of bad habits. Many patients will lose large amounts of weight only to gain it plus more weight back. Preparing for…...

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