So I was surfing late last night after slamming my 5th protein shake (I'm on the V-Diet). The HOT-ROX is keeping me up, so I figured why not check out whats on the net tonight.
I somehow end up reading an article about some guy who used to weight a HALF A TON and finally decided to have gastic bypass surgery.
He's lost over 600 lbs now and is waiting to have surgery (a super tummy tuck) to get rid of the over 100lbs of dead skin and fat that used to be his gut. Apparently now he's about to go on Oprah or something as an "inspiration" to others. The fact that makes me sick is that he admittedly continues to 1) smoke a pack or two a day and 2) often eats McD's and other foods that helped get him to 1/2 ton...
Anyway, this got me thinking about how this type of surgery has now become so common - we're seeing examples of it everyweek on "extreme makeovers" etc...
I know everyone jokes about hoping scientists make a pill that just magically drops your BF over night (ok, HotRox comes close), but seriously - is this really how we want to promote fat loss?
As a FFB who's lost about 100lbs without resorting to surgery, I'm appalled to see stories like this make the news. M