Many people in my life have opted for weight loss surgery and are always applauded for their weight loss. But I question such praise; have they really taken control of their health into their own hands, or are they just another statistic in a life-altering surgery?
I mean if someone has a facelift, we tell them they look great, sometimes even better… but don’t congratulate them on choosing elective surgery.
Even so, the majority of the weight-loss patients gain it back.
Maybe there has to be some effort on their part. The one thing that bothers me is that when a relative of mine had it done, they had to go on a liquid based diet for two weeks before the surgery. If that’s the case, why not just change your eating habits if you have the will power to do that?
Sure they looked great after the surgery but there are some serious risks.
All of that aside, the real question is, what are they doing that deserves applause? They aren’t really changing their eating habits by choice. Their goal is obviously to lose weight, but at what cost? Why not just lock their jaw? Oh, that’s right… that has been tried before and didn’t work either.
Most celebrities who have had the surgery lie about it. Even the ones like Kirstie Alley or Mike Huckabee are accused of having the surgery and so far there, all lips remained sealed.
And then there are cases like Carnie Wilson, who has basically been a spokesmodel for Bariatric Surgery, shouting from the rooftops over their weight loss surgery.
…and she gained it back and starred on Celebrity Fit Club. We still have hope for Star Jones though, right?
I ask you: Is the surgery worth the risks if you can gain it back like Carnie Wilson or many others?
It is always your choice… but there have to be other options.