Holidays – Let’s Talk Weight Loss

Oy!  Actually let’s not.  The Polislice gym schedule has been shot to hell since Thanksgiving.  And my New Years’ resolution is to stop making 20 pounds of ribs.  Also to stop believing my guests when they say  they’re really hungry.  They never eat enough and leave me with hordes of excessively delicious leftovers.

But, and here’s the good news for me, at least, I know that I will get back on the gym schedule and salad schedule and I’ll get back to where I want to be (or close enough).

A lot of people just have a harder time dealing with food and weight.  For them bariatric surgery may be the last choice.  But as this NY Times article following 2 people who went through the surgery notes, they now know why the sleeves and other methods that just constrict the stomach don’t work and why the methods that cut the stomach do work. It takes changing hormones for the person to lose their addictive NEED for food.

Nearly 200,000 Americans have bariatric surgery each year. Yet far more — an estimated 24 million — are heavy enough to qualify for the operation, and many of them are struggling with whether to have such a radical treatment, the only one that leads to profound and lasting weight loss for virtually everyone who has it.




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