Just by reading this article this morning gave me chill on my back… gosh, gastric bypass surgery sounds so painful and for me, just the fact of cutting or stapling a part of my body for not real reason would be very hard to accept. But it is my personal opinion.
‘…However, while the surgery has a tremendous success rate in lowering excess body mass, it is not a magic cure-all, and the patient must decide to make changes in her lifestyle…’
Of course there is a ‘portion control in eating’ to follow, otherwise the patients would just go back home and get to eat again, in big amount. At the beginning small portions would stay small but with time, the small part of the stomach now available, would get stretched out if the ‘portion control’ is not respected.
Make sense…In my mind, the stomach is like a birthday balloon that gets stretched out accordingly to the air that I would blow in it right? The stomach works the same way: put a large amount of food in it and it will get bigger to receive the quantity eaten. It is the same principle here.
So if a ‘portion control’ diet is prescribed to the less healthy people on this planet (overweight and having gone through a gastric bypass surgery) and this diet gets them to live healthy, why not do exactly the same diet but without having a gastric bypass surgery?
Of course, it would take a tremendous ‘will of power’, ‘focus’ and ‘determination’ to succeed and to stay the course because we would have to bring down our hunger in order to not been hungry all the time, but any process of loosing extra fat depends largely on how much a person wants to be healthy.
So this portion control is the mental equivalent of stomach stapling…and it works. It is basically ‘a portion control’ way of eating. Simple.
Now, just bring me the big spoon, have a seat with me and lets eat that cake ok? Portion control way of course. I get to eat anything I want, I mean anything as long as I pay attention to the quantity.