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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/10/13 6:12 P

Right??? As many people as there are that are that are LITERALLY starving, and not by choice??? It's disgusting and gluttonous and wasteful!!!

LOVE4KITTIES Posts: 4,690
1/10/13 6:09 P

Medically-assisted purging...not okay! Also a huge waste of food...

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/10/13 5:28 P

Precisely what I said!!! It's telling people who are genuinely overweight or fat that it's OKAY to purge! I HAVE ENOUGH ISSUES WITH THAT AS IT IS!!!

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1/10/13 4:27 P

Wouldn't eating "less" be more efficient than having any excess food removed by a tube ? How is this different from bulimia or even someone who uses laxatives ? You'll still purging your body of food you've eaten. And that's not healthy.

SCHEALTHNUTT SparkPoints: (49,055)
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1/10/13 4:08 P

That is pretty bad. It really does not fix the big problems. Wrong at all levels!!!

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1/10/13 3:27 P

horrible. they will never learn what is healthy to put in their mouth. always looking for the miracle drug or easy way out. weight loss is hard it or don't!

1/10/13 12:32 P

I not only find this a frightening concept but do not se how people actually learn to change their relationship with food. It will just form another addiction.

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1/10/13 12:09 P

that's gross...

LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,334
1/10/13 12:06 P

If only there were some way people could just not put 30 percent of that food in their body in the first place... oh, yeah, they probably could just eat less but tubes and ports sound much easier. emoticon

It just seems like another way to take advantage of people without really changing the source of their problem.

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1/10/13 10:39 A

I agree that this is a horrible idea. In the long term people do not learn healthy eating and exercise habits needed for long term weight loss. They will just gain the weight right back. I can't imagine what I would eat if none of it mattered. Even though the thought is totally gross!!

1/10/13 10:39 A

Any doctor that would medically endorse bulimia in any form (purging is purging) is a quack. This is dangerous.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/10/13 10:35 A

That is NOT healthy!!! NOT healthy, and it is NOT teaching anything positive whatsoever. I am actually rather lit about this.
There is no emoticon appropropriate enough to express my anger.

JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (202,010)
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1/10/13 10:32 A

Yes, it sounds like physician-assisted bulimia to me. And having a "port" in your stomach - good god!

Edited by: JMOUSE99 at: 1/10/2013 (10:33)
GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
1/10/13 10:30 A

Do you know what this is doing? It's encouraging obese people to be bulemic. I did that all on my own without this bullspit. Yes, I lost weight-went from 320 to 203.5 in just over a year and did exercise and stuff but after a knee injury, I gave up. I was right back to where I started from, very nearly, the beginning of summer, five years after that disgusting battle.

So, that ish better be banned in the states.

JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (202,010)
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1/10/13 10:15 A

This blew my mind - what do you think?

Device Sucks Food From Stomach, Helps People Lose Weight

A new device that sucks food out of the stomach can help obese people lose weight, according to the inventors of the appliance.

People wait 20 minutes after eating, then use the AspireAssist to empty 30 percent of their stomach contents into the toilet through a tube attached to a port implanted on the outside of the abdomen, ABC News reported.

Removing the food prevents absorption of calories, which leads to weight loss, according to the inventors. A one-year trial of 24 obese people found that they lost an average of 49 percent of their excess weight (about 45 pounds) when using the device.

AspireAssist has been available in some parts of Europe since 2011. It's currently undergoing trials in the United States but has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, ABC News reported.

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