Monday, April 23, 2007
I was surfing the net during my lunch break and saw an article that talked about how all diets ultimately fail and the only real way to keep your weight off is by surgery. I believe the idea that we are habitual creatures and all we need to do to make anything possible is change our habits.
As I read this article I wondered how many people had surgery because they wanted to lose weight, lose it fast and not worry about regaining the weight. Don't get me wrong, I know people who have had weight loss surgery and they are not any less of a person because they did so. Weight-loss surgery is no walk in the park as anyone who has had it can probably tell you and there are times when it is necessary, but I fear that we will witness a mass adoption of weight loss surgery because "it is the only way to keep weight off".
Another thing that has really bothered me is the advertisement of weight loss entities like "Quick Loss Weight Centers" who advertise that you "can lose 3-7 lbs a week", "eat real food" and "don't have to exercise", yet we know that losing more than 2 lbs a week can be unhealthy, in addition to exercise helps promote good heart health and metabolism.
When there is a burning desire and the right tools are used, anything is possible. SparkPeople helps its members make healthy choices and make permanent changes to their habits, allowing them to, most likely, keep the weight off.