If you have been fortunate (or should I say unfortunate?) enough to read a woman’s magazine last week, you may have come across a story about Kate DeAraugo’s miraculous weight loss. Kate won ‘Australian Idol’ some years ago, but seems to be much more famous for her battle of the bulge. She now looks fabulous, and credits her 60kg weight loss to undergoing gastric sleeve surgery…a procedure that is permanent and can seriously affect your lifestyle (read more here: http://www.womansday.com.au/health-diet/diet/2014/9/kate-dearaugos-dramatic-weight-loss-how-she-did-it/)
I guess when you are constantly in the public eye you feel more pressure than anyone to have the ‘perfect’ body. Kate has definitely been on the weight loss roller-coaster since she found fame, however, her decision to have the surgery must not have been made lightly due to the side-effects associated with the procedure.
A gastric sleeve is a procedure which (as I mentioned) is permanent – basically between 60-70% of the stomach is removed, so EVERY meal you have for the rest of your life has to be very small and chewed thoroughly. In fact, Kate says that she can’t even manage to have 1 cup of food per meal: no more Christmas Day feasts! Over-eating and drinking will result in vomiting but this is just one of the associated side-effects: nutrient deficiency is common, but there is also increased risk of leakage, infections and pneumonia.
Despite the side-effects, the biggest problem with weight loss surgery is that permanent weight loss is NOT guaranteed. There are many people who have had weight loss surgery and, after some initial weight loss, have put their weight back on.
The Natural Way advocates sensible eating, lifestyle changes and education on successful maintenance as a much better way to achieve long-term weight loss! Losing weight and keeping it off should not keep you from having the life you want. Our weight loss and maintenance programs fit in with your tastes and lifestyle…and will not cause serious risks to your health.
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