This is a questions that I have been asked countless times. Every time I am asked this the only answer I really want to supply is, DUH! However, there are reasons why weight loss surgery is not right for me.
1. It is MAJOR surgery. I think many people assume that weight loss surgery is the "easy" way out. Um no. There are so many risks involved with surgery and anesthesia that frankly scare the hell out of me. Plus then you have to add in recovery time. No thanks.
2. I cannot imagine never being able to eat certain foods (breads) ever again because they cause clogging or discomfort. I know that I have to remove emotional attachment to food but I am not sure I can picture not eating a little bit of cake on my birthday.
3. Weight loss surgery is an absolute last option for me. I can only allow myself to choose this route if I have really committed and worked on weight loss and it wasn't working. I know I can do it when I really dedicate my effort to it.
With this said, I am not saying that weight loss surgery isn't right for others nor am I trying to make it seem like an easy way out. People have many reasons why they choose that route and I am not judging. We all choose different pathways to get to our health and fitness goals and that is OK.
What are your thoughts on this?