I ran across this Dear Abby response and am amazed that, even after WLS, folks don’t understand why, for some, it’s important to keep their surgery to themselves. To tell or not to tell is really a personal decision. What’s right for one, may not be right for another. No one’s circumstances are the same and, for some, the need to keep their surgery on the QT may be what the person needs to do for themselves.
Lower BMI’s for WLS?
A new study shows that there may be a need to lower the BMI requirement of WLS to below the standard 40. The change in the requirement is due to how the procedure is done in today’s world vs the world when the requirements were made. Most surgery, today, is done laproscopically vs. an open surgery is now the exception, not the norm. When the standards were created, open surgery was the most common method
Brain Drain from Food?
I found this article this morning and it’s really worth the read. Basically, findings are showing that certain foods can trigger overeating and can explain behaviors associated with cravings. I’ve seen multiple articles on this subject, but this one is the newest and, I think, pretty interesting. Could it possibly explain the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cravings??? Thank goodness Easter and the onslought of chocolate is over and done with!
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Diminishing Bodies = Diminishing Partners?
Earlier this week, Tyra Banks had an interesting program on women who had partners who preferred being with larger women and how it affected their relationship. One woman had gained a considerable amount of weight while partnered with a man who wanted her bigger. As she gained the weight, she realized that, while her size gain was making her partner happy, she, herself, didn’t want to get any bigger than she already had gotten (she was now over 400 pounds).
The Great Obesity Debate Forges On
Here’s an article that discusses a new perspective on levels of obesity and the numbers associated with an individual’s BMI. There’s been a long-term debate within the fat community regarding whether or not an individual can actually be “fat and fit”. It appears that studies aren’t always in agreement. Some researchers believe the concept of having a BMI greater than 30 automatically predisposes the person to a life of doom where others profess that being fat and fit is a