I was chatting with someone today about weight control and weight loss. He has a bad back and so the gym is not a good options for him to lose weight. In the same sentence he mentioned that he wanted to have lap band surgery. I thought save your money/insurance for back surgery or a good chiropractor.
I have been and always will be a HUGE opponent of surgery to correct weight problems. I'm not talking about liposuction, which is about vanity. I'm talking about gastric bypass and lap band.
Both options are a bit too much for most people. If you are 5'6 and weight 400. Then go for it. But most of us just eat too much and we live sedentary lives. We are lazy. And by lazy we have taken the easy way out. AND lap band/bypass is just continuing that laziness. You MUST understand what makes you fat. You MUST make changes and you MUST expand your knowledge.
A very dear friend of mine had gastric bypass years ago and he lost a lot of weight. He looked great for years but his eating habits were those of a 4 year old. He's as big as he was before. Ice cream for every meal will do that.
The most valuable part of my weight loss was the knowledge that I gained from Emory University Bariatric.
A good mechanic finds out the problem with your car, addresses and fixes that problem, looks for others and fixes those as well. A bad mechanic changes out your engine when all you needed was a tune up.
Most of us, and that includes you...just need a tune up.