Tag Archives: obesity surgery

AspireAssist the FDA approved way to binge and purge

Binging and purging is an ancient and unhealthy way to try to lose weight. It’s characterized by rapidly eating massive amounts of food. It’s necessary to get the food out of the body before it has a chance to be absorbed and processed by the body therefore escaping the effects of gross calorie overload. The […]

Was that a compliment or complidis?

Most of us have somebody in our life who can”t help but complidis. A complidisser is the guy or gal whose mother said, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” Unfortunately they couldn’t quite say nice things and they definitely couldn’t stay quiet. They figured out a way to disguise the […]

Kirstie and Oprah! Big Fat Cheaters?

I’m not good about waiting in lines. I hate it, especially when I’m waiting to give too much of my money to a store for a couple of products that probably cost a lot less somewhere else. So if the line is more than a few people, I pick up one of the magazines that […]

If Obesity is a disease, what is the medicine to cure it?

Obesity is a disease. I don’t want to waste time arguing whether it’s a choice or a sign of a lazy individual who won’t get off the couch and stop eating junk food. Obesity is a disease and it’s a chronic disease; it’s a disease with no cure like arthritis, diabetes, and Crohn’s. Like many […]

Presidential candidate thinks it’s okay to make fun of fat people

I typically stay away from politics in my blogs because, well, I blog about weight not politics. Sometimes I do stray onto the topic of politics however, because there is increasingly more evidence that our government is getting very interested in how much citizens weigh. My opinion is that the interest in weight really isn’t […]

There’s that “Mini Gastric Bypass No Surgery Required” in my Facebook Feed Again

Rocha Labs must have decided I fit the parameters of people who should be seeing their mini gastric bypass product that requires no surgery. It’s popping up in my news feed and although I have neither the desire nor the medical qualifications for a gastric bypass I have not only checked it out before, but I also […]

Things I’ve Learned by Being in the Weight Loss Business for 24 Years

Wow! I’ve been in the weight loss business for 24 years! That’s a long time and a lot of people I’ve helped. In that time I learned a lot about the weight loss business and business in general. People may pay to lose weight but too many don’t understand that weight loss isn’t a commodity. […]

After Weight Loss Surgery What Comes Next?

Weight loss surgery is an effective tool to help get obesity under control. It’s a tool; it’s not cheating. It’s a tool; it’s not an admission of laziness or weakness. It’s a tool; it doesn’t fix everything magically. It’s a tool and it’s surgery, major surgery, and therefore nothing to take lightly. Surgery can help […]

Is Weight Loss Surgery Cheating?

I’m absolutely astounded when I hear somebody state that “Yeah, she lost a lot of weight, but she cheated! She had surgery!” Two thoughts come to mind. Fatties can’t win. Losing weight isn’t good enough to make them socially acceptable to the fatty-haters. They get judged on the way they lost weight. There is apparently a […]