Dr Oz: Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery
Doctor Oz did a show called Are You A Candidate For Weight Loss Surgery? and he brought two women (Robin and Jackie) on his show who already had Lap Band Surgery. Here are their stories about the Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery, but at the end of the day, the question still stands: is Weight Loss Surgery safe and effective if you are not yet in the obese category? If you are only 30 pounds overweight, should you be eligible? Click here to read more about Dr Oz’s thoughts on Weight Loss Surgery!
Dr Oz: Lap Band Surgery Diet Plans
Jackie told Dr Oz that she had the Lap Band Surgery 6 months ago and has already lost 50 pounds. He asked her how her relationship has changed with food? She said that she used to be a bottomless pit, but now it is all about portion control and eating slowly. Now Jackie eats in one day less than she used to eat at a single meal.
Robin told Doctor Oz that she had the Lap Band Surgery 6 years ago and has lost 180 pounds. Dr Oz asked her what it feels like to maintain weight loss. She said it has had its ups and downs and that Lap Band Surgery is not a magic cure. Her weight still tends to fluctuate up and down by 15-20 pounds. She said that she was not prepared for the amount of effort it would take to lose weight and to maintain it.
Dr Oz showed an example of what Jackie and Robin used to eat in a day, and what they eat now. Jackie used to eat pasta, chicken or fish for lunch and fast food Mexican for dinner, plus a snack would consist of an entire bag of chips. After having the Lap Band Operation, she eats half a container of yogurt for dinner or lunch or she will eat 1/2 cup of chicken broth for one of the meals. A snack now consists of a few spoons of pudding. But she claims that this small amount of food now fills her up and that she feels full afterward. Doctor Oz asked her what would happen if she ate twice the amount or ate a plate of baked ziti, and she said that you will vomit everything back up if you overeat or eat too quickly.
Robin told Dr Oz that she used to eat huge portions at every meal and had lots of fast food, but after her Lap Band Surgery, she first went on a liquid diet like Jackie which consisted mostly of yogurt and soup broth. But now she has transitioned to eating fruits, vegetables and yogurt. She said the most difficult part is to adjust to social eating.
Dr Oz: Lap Band Operation
Doctor Oz asked both Jackie and Robin if they would do the Lap Band Surgery again, and they both said 100% yes without a doubt. Dr Oz went back to Kathy and Vanessa, two ladies who are trying to decide whether to do the Lap Band Operation, and asked them their thoughts. They both seemed to still be seriously considering the Lap Band Surgery, even after seeing what their new diet would be like. They both felt addicted to food and like they have tried every other way to lose weight.
Dr Oz’s final conclusion was that the Lap Band Device is effective and minimally invasive, but it does not fix any emotional connections you might have with food. So what do you think, would you consider doing the Lap Band Surgery? And how much overweight do you think you should be in order to get it? Please leave your comments and thoughts below!