Any medfags could give me some advice on a Gastric bypass? I'm 24 years old. Male and weigh around 300lbs/140Kg. I'm 5.7/1.75m.
I'm sick of being a piece of shit who can't get any relationship and all the other difficulties it brings along with.
My life is total crap right now and I think besides the depression and axienty it could be a fast step to feel better about myself before I kill myself. I've tried losing weight a few years back and lost about 45lbs/25kilo but unfortunately I gained it all right back again after a mental breakdown.
The requirements are basically having an MBI over 35. Mine is 45...
>>726837910 My cousin had one. She's been in the hospital recovering from the "damage" for just over a year. Hasn't made any progress because she isn't actually working towards anything. Just expected surgery to fix her and she'd be beautiful "like she deserves to be" (mfw those are her actual words)
Grow a spine. Eat better and work out. Intake good energy, expend that energy. You're probably just inhaling soda and shit like my cousin was. (She claimed that her diet was healthy when questioned by doctors. m-muh genetics even though she's the only fatty in the fam)
It's easy to assume that you're intaking shit and not expending. Therefore you are stockpiling shit and feeling worse because of it. Btw, the mental breakdown is usually from withdrawals. Fixing yourself is going to take effort. If it matters that much, then you'll do it properly and not screw your body in the long-run with some bullshit surgery.
One of my best friends had one. He was just north of 300lbs. Honestly, I think all of the preparation required for the surgery was more effective.. than the surgery...
He was on a protein shake diet for a full month ahead of his appointment, and then he had to take it easy on solid food intake after the surgery.. this alone dropped him down to low 200's and he (comparatively) looked fantastic.
... but he didn't change his habits, and now he's back near 300. I don't think anything is going to help you.. but yourself. Good luck
>>726837910 I don't think it's worth it. Like >>726839198 said, the prep for the surgery does more than the surgery itself.
Watch your intake. If you cut your intake to 1200-1500 calories a day you'll feel like you're starving but eat food high in protein. It'll keep you feeling full longer. Fruits and veggies. Egg whites and chicken breasts. Get some light exercise, a walk first and work up to a mile. Maybe look into getting a trainer at the gym who can help you ease into weights. You don't need this surgery because if you don't have self-control, it will fail.
>>726837910 change your eating habits. Way easier than going through the process of having a surgery. If youre having this surgery without change your eating habits its a waste of money, your time and doctors time and other ressources.
>>726838772 My mental disorders make me feel I shouldn't even give a fuck. That's why came up with a radical option. >>726839198 I'm able to chance my habits for a while but at this point I eat whatever I can because I don't care anymore. If I go for surgery I just simply have to or I'll explode. I know it's stupid but it feels like the right thing to do
>>726839831 Then you better find a therapist first and work through your issues because your surgery WILL fail. You'll lose the weight, and then gain it all back again because you have an admitted mental disorder.
There is no easy answers, OP. Only hard work. And the best things in life are earned through hard work.
300 pounds at 24 years old? First you need to stop in-taking sugar. Don't cut it cold turkey, because you're fat ass is probably borderline diabetic. But you need to DRASTICALLY cut back on the sugar.
I bet you could drop 100 pounds in less then 2 years by walking/light exercise and NO SUGAR.
Go download some of those home workout videos that have you bouncing and jumping around like an idiot in your living room, You gotta work your heart and get your muscles working. This way you can go at your own pace, and you wont get self conscious in front of anyone.
TL;DR cut sugar out of your diet for a year, and see what happens.
>>726837910 >I'm sick of being a piece of shit who can't get any relationship and all the other difficulties it brings along with. Then stop being a lazy piece of shit and stop eating what you are. That's the first step if you don't want to also go to the gym. Diet alone is enough to make you lose a shit ton of weight. You don't even have to do a drastic diet that will leave you anaemic. I lost 30 pounds in the last couple of months by simply NOT EATING AT RESTAURANTS. I'm pretty much exclusively eating BALANCED home made meals with REAL non-processed food and that's already making me lose weight.
>>726837910 Get a bag of chia seeds. Whenever you feel hungry, stir 1-2 tablespoons of it into plain water. It expands, fills you up. Use it to skip 2 out of 3 meals everyday. I cut down from 220lbs to 180lbs in 3months. You'll feel like shit towards month 3 but you won't lose that much muscle mass because it's essentially protein and fiber.
Count calories. Get a little exercise each day. Keep track of your weight. Hang in there.
You can do it. Cut out the obvious crap. Drink plain water (I like distilled water). No junk food, nothing fried. Make consistent, if small, progress every day. No backsliding. One day at a time. Hang in there.
>>726837910 Dude, PRO TIP: Drink water. Drink lots, and lots, and lots of water. It is very important for may bodily processes, it takes up room in your stomach so you eat less, you wont drink juices and soda if you're already full of water. Eating salty snacks, like dried and heavily salted fish or salami, is gonna help still the hunger and permit you to drink even more water. Yes, you can die from drinking too much, but it's fucking hard.
Also, have you considered amphetamines? You can't eat while on them, you become less depressed and more productive, and they don't have many adverse health effects in low dosage. I suggest giving it a shot before the gastric bypass.
The best procedure is the "sleeve" tecnique that consists in removing most of your stomach in order to reduce the food intake. It's relatively secure and provides better results compared to the bypass because it doesn't fuck up with the food transit and doesn't requires complex anastomosis thus avoiding complications post surgery. If you are willing to change your diet that's often the best solution.
Used to be where you are. You're not beyond managing this without surgery.
I started changing my life in September after a nasty divorce completely wrecked me. I am 5'9" and weighed 310. I'm down to 230 through changing my diet and exercising 3 times a week for 90 minutes.
Just change your relationship with food and how you manage stress. I used to eat a lot when I'd have anxiety attacks. Now I just go out for hikes with my dog.
Get rid of the processed sugars. No more soda, juice, or candy. Get rid of the pasta except for once or twice a week. Stick to lean meats and vegetables. I replaced one meal a day with a protein shake and tried to create a 7000 calorie deficit per week. Now that my weight is down I try to keep a 5000 calorie deficit on top of my work outs.
>>726837910 Naw dude, the life you want is gone to you forever. Even if you lose all the weight you will still look like hell on earth and any pussy you'll get will have some major defect, she's fat, she has a million cats, her mom and sister live with her, she smells like dead raccoons and if you are a gay forget about it.... so here is what do just keep eating and masturbating and washing with a toilet brush on a pool cue...or...or you could say I'm going to devote 5 years, that right 5 years to losing all this weight...and do it slowly and the right way...
Honestly I'm excited to change my life because I remember what it did for me when I used to work out every day. I felt like a person again. Jogging was an addiction for me but after a horrible break up I couldn't resist to take myself down. I'll definitely try those Chia seeds and keto diet.
>>726843926 How to manage stress is really important factor for me so thanks for the reminder.
>>726843141 Yes drinking water is very important but like >>726844876 said it doesn't get you a filled feeling.
no one can help you but yourself. even if the surgery goes fine and you lose weight , you'll get it back from shit habits and no self control. Grow a spine. Go to /fit/. READ THE FUCKING STICKY. Get help for the fat people thread. And READ THE FUCKING STICKY AGAIN.
Gastric bypass is exactly as the name implies. The distal end of the esophagus is widened and the stomach is bypassed. The intestine is then connected to the urethra and you shit out of your dick. Just remember, the third leading cause of death in the US is medical error.
All I can say is that my uncle got this surgery and it was disgusting. He would eat literally a tablespoon of food and it would get stuck. He'd spend the next thirty minutes trying to throw it up or wash it down with water and it never turned out okay. He ended up on special supplements and shakes with vitamins because he was so badly nourished. He was dead seven years afterwards from malnutrition damage to his kidneys and liver (and a heavy influence of alcohol but still.)
He destroyed himself because of his self-loathing. I am not a medical doctor, but the very idea of this surgery does not sound good. Your stomach is there for a reason; this should be last ditch effort stuff. I was too young to get the details but seeing my uncle go from being a hefty jolly guy to a walking alcoholic skeleton scared the shit out of me. I beg you to reconsider and attempt a more healthy method of losing weight.
Dont listen to those comments, at least half of them are wrong. I am on my way to a gastric bypass myself and let me tell you: It will change your life. Its not right that preparation time does more than the surgery, because with the surgery you can lose A LOT if weight, you can reduce your weight in a half even. Look for a group, for example on facebook. I am in a german bariatric surgery question and answer group with around 18,000 members and all of those who had the surgery lost a lot of weight, some more some less. You have to be aware though, that the surgery is the LAST way, when no diet helps anymore. You have to do things too, its not a miracle. The surgery helps, but you still have to eat healthy and maybe do sports. If you dont, you will gain weight again. What people dont get is that we all tried to lose weight and many many of us actually lost weight, but you dont keep it on the long term. That is the problem with dieting. People say oh just run fatty and eat no fast food, but its not that easy. People who were fat and lost weight need less calories, which is why they have to eat less than a normal person to stay at the weight and eat even less than that to lose weight. There ARE people who had problems after the surgery like the first comment said, but around 98% dont have any problems. Even those who have some (no deathly problems) say they dont regret anything. Anyway, search for a facebook group or a self-help group for adiposity in your city. You will get all your answers there and you can talk to people who actually KNOW something about it, not people who have no idea or heard something from someone who heard something.
Don't do the bypass go for gastric sleeve Gastric sleeve Gastric sleeve Gastric sleeve I can't emphasise it enough, ex did it and lost sixty kg in the first seven months. You will only be able to eat small portions for the rest of your life and sugar and carbs in general will need to be limited. Also obviously having the right surgeon is crucial, I would investigate your choices thoroughly
In addition: You have to take supplements and take vitamins, but you wont get any health problems, tahts what you are taking them for. You have to see a doctor every few months too to check is there is everything fine, if not you just have to take a kind of vitamins, nothing more. That is because your little stomach or the bowel (depends on sleeve or bypass) cant take all nutritions anymore. Its not as bad as people make it look like. Either take those vitamins or get diabetes, high blood pressure and all that diseases you get from obesity. Do you prefer this? I dont ^^
No one dies when he just goes to the fcking doctor every now and then and cares about what he eats and what vitamins he takes. Most people dont have any problems with food to. You have to chew a lot and you arent allowed to drink 30min before or after eating, if you dont do that everything is fine, nothing gets stuck, nothing hurts and so on. 90% of the bad things you hear about people who had the surgery wouldnt have these problems if they were better informed. Some countries dont do a great work on preparing and informing, like swiss people have problems often, people in the usa too. Again: Join groups and you will know everything you need to know.
>>726847460 Well I know at least 20 people who had the surgery in person and I talk to way more people in said groups on a daily basis, thats why I know very very much about it and that is why I can recommend it. I wouldnt do it myself without informing a lot.
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