We live in a country where at least 1/3 of adults are overweight or obese. Food beckons everywhere and many succumb to its lure eating for taste instead of appetite,
How come, then, I hear all the time both here and in the medical lit that weight loss is a serious problem after this surgery? It can only make me think it's such a hellacious experience, it just strips the flesh off your bones - or something.
I don't expect anyone to tell me it's a miracle cure for weight loss, so what really IS the scoop on why it happens? We're not unconscious for that long , and even what I've been thinking of as the average "hell" period (one-two months) isn't THAT long.
Nor can we engage in vigorous exercise during that time (in fact, I'm very concerned about becoming debilitated and losing all my good and hard won muscle tone. After all, how can I do crunches or the other floor exercises I've been relying on? But that's another thread...)
It's just so hard to imagine everyone dropping that much weight unless something strange and awful is going on. I almost always have a good appetite. In fact, it's a problem to eat healthy and moderately. What lies ahead??
Meds? Agonizing pain? Sleeplessness?