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Old 05-01-2020, 06:13 PM   #1  
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Question Gastric bypass?

Anyone ever had it? Success stories? Horror stories? Effectiveness?
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Old 05-01-2020, 06:52 PM   #2  
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Anyone ever had it? Success stories? Horror stories? Effectiveness?
Not me personally, but a good friend of mine had a lapp band and it changed his life. He lost over 100lbs the first year.

There were some complications after a few years and he had to have it removed, but by that point he had "broken the cycle" as he called it and had gotten a handle on his eating habits.
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Anyone ever had it? Success stories? Horror stories? Effectiveness?
How about have some self control. I control my urge to slap the food out fat people hands, you control your urge to put the food in your fat hands.
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I've dropped 55 pounds since Christmas.

Just. Don't. Eat.

Seriously. It's the easiest diet for me to stick on. Not on a day where I was planning to eat, at dinner time? Then nothing caloric and zero artificial sugars pass the event horizon that is my mouth.

Started off eating once a day, in a 2 hour window. Then after a week of that, worked in a 48 hour gap. Now I'm doing 2 48 hour fasts and one 72 (so I can keep synced up with family schedule) a week. I ate 13 meals the entire month of April. That said, I try not to eat total crap when I do, but I eat as much as I want when I do.

Last meal I ate was Saturday night. Had Venezuelan food, Arepas, Empenadas, Tostones, and dessert. I also made and ate a salad (SALAD is KEY FOR NOT HAVING ISSUES) I won't eat again until I grill fajitas tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

I'm 41. Last time I was this light was OCS when I was 22. I'm trying to get down to where I was when I enlisted at 18. (210).

Once I'm there, go to using a 24 hour break to stay in sync vs a 72, and then work out to seeing if I can eat daily and hold it.

Feel fine, blood work is better than it has been in years. Probably will be able to kick my OSA special issuance. I'm already off a couple drugs I was on a SI for. Doc doesn't "like'" my diet, but he likes the results.

I was looking at a band, gastric bypass, something as well when a friend who is an MD and a semi-pro body builder asked me to try this before doing anything surgical.

Glad I did.
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For additional info, I had a pretty serious endocrine problem that the Navy never figured out, but a civilian endocrinologist sorted in about three visits. That's all sorted, but I have to work at losing the weight like I gained it by being a sloth.

I had always been super active, racing motocross, mountain biking, running 10ks and half marathons, spartan races, etc.. But I was pushing 320 pounds and if I cut my caloric intake I'd pass out from low blood sugar. That is what the endocrinologist fixed. The diet is because I got sick of walking around being the strong guy who is scary fast for a fat kid. (I can run a 5:30 mile, which is fast for someone my size) I can probably push 5:15 right now, and am trying to go sub 5:00 like I could in college once I get back to my "normal" (pre-endocrine isuue) size.

I had been slowly dropping weight since that was fixed, but it was coming off slow eating reasonable even when I was doing an hour of HIIT training burning 1k calories 4-5 days a week and working out on every layover.
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Profile by Sanford has pretty good results if you follow the program. Personalized genetic plan, branded food, and lifestyle/learning eating habits. Brick and mortar stores backed by research from a large Midwestern nonprofit hospital. One on one coaching and guarantee. Pretty much nation wide and easy to follow while on the road. I personally know 6 people with great results.....lost +50 lbs each, one of those six previously had the band but never changed their eating habits so it wasn't effective.......
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I follow the Japanese;

Went to college there when I was 21 for a couple semesters. The Japanese eat until they are "90% full," there is some Japanese phrase for this I have long since forgotten. I never eat until full. I am 41 and have a BMI of 18. Are genetics involved...sure. But I just don't eat until full and am not afraid to be hungry. That's my magic diet. Good Luck. YMMV.

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Yes, it will. There are several recent studies that found that the diet that is effective for an individual is highly variable, and is to to some degree predictable by glucose tolerance test results.

Ideas are always good to share, and success stories can be inspiring. But there is a line that too often gets crossed in discussions about diet.

Genetics matters. The status of one's endocrine system matters [a lot]. Medications matter, far more than anyone wants to talk about. For example it is allergy season, and antihistamine use correlates with a 4 to 10 pound weight gain. So do some common blood pressure meds. Metformin, on the other hand, is associated with weight loss.

And lets not forget fiber intake (or lack of), eating patterns and circadian rhythm disruption. There is a lot in play, and what works for me many not work for anyone else. It might even be counter productive.
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Yes, it will. There are several recent studies that found that the diet that is effective for an individual is highly variable, and is to to some degree predictable by glucose tolerance test results.

Ideas are always good to share, and success stories can be inspiring. But there is a line that too often gets crossed in discussions about diet.

Genetics matters. The status of one's endocrine system matters [a lot]. Medications matter, far more than anyone wants to talk about. For example it is allergy season, and antihistamine use correlates with a 4 to 10 pound weight gain. So do some common blood pressure meds. Metformin, on the other hand, is associated with weight loss.

And lets not forget fiber intake (or lack of), eating patterns and circadian rhythm disruption. There is a lot in play, and what works for me many not work for anyone else. It might even be counter productive.

Oh I know,

I was just sharing what works for me; not trying to cross any lines. I had a recent blood test and my metabolisim is right in the middle; my Mother's side is skinny, like me. I eat pretty healthy (lots of healthy Asian food/recipes) and sleep well. Just tossing my idea out there for anyone that was interested.

Stay safe my friends,
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Before resorting to surgery, I'd at least try a big lifestyle change revolving around exercise. This worked for two family members who were newly-diagnosed diabetics, and solved the weight and blood sugar problems.

Exercise 2-3 hours/day, six days/week. Doesn't have to be extreme, even brisk walking/hiking and light calesthentics will do it. Even better if you find hobbies and activities which keep you moving for more daily hours.

Once you get into that habit it actually feels good, and you want to do it although it might take some discipline to stick with it initially for a few weeks or months

This is a long-game, not an attempt at crash weight loss. With a little luck, that much activity will shift your metabolism, making it easier to eat healthy. The later is the real key, if you eat a lot, or your metabolism just can't handle it well, it's very hard to exercise off all those calories, you'd have to be training for an ironman, military special forces, or pro sports as full-time job.

Personally I always end up fitter, lighter, and feeling better after a couple weeks at our vacation home, where we do a lot of hiking and other outdoor activities. I do less of my normal gym workouts on vacation.

Most of us have the time to do it right now...
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