BUDGIRL2455, I can't speak for gastric bypass, but I had Lapband surgery September, have lost 71 pounds since then, and here are my diet restrictions:
- No carbonated beverages
Outside of that, I eat what I want, just not as much as I did before. I do track what I eat daily, but that is sage advise for anyone trying to lose weight.
Any weight loss surgery is all about a lifestyle change. If you don't go into it with that in mind, you will never be happy with the results.
The bottom line is YOU have to decide when you are ready for a change. I kept thinking it was some medical issue that was causing me to weigh too much (i.e..thyroid condition, meds, etc). But for me it was just too many calories, way too often too many empty calories from things like beer and chips, and just never feeling full. And that was the "line" that got me hooked on doing Lapband - when my surgeon said at a seminar that for many of us who would go through surgery, we would feel full for the first time in a LONG time. And he was right!
Like I said, I can't speak for gastric bypass or the sleeve - plenty of folks here can fill you in -- but I can speak for Lapband, and I can tell you it was the best decision I ever made!
Team Leader, 50+ Males and Homebrewing
SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
2nd Goal Weight = 199
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
Final Goal Weight = 179
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