Our expert says:
No it is perfectly possible for certain people to lose the most amazing amounts of weight by eating the correct diet and doing plenty of exercise. This year the 3 most successful contestants in the SA Biggest Loser TV show (it was on quite early in the year on E-TV - did you see it?) managed to lose the following as I mentioned in an article I wrote at the time: "John went from 117.6 kg down to 73 kg, with a loss of 44.7 kg - stunning! Asanda dropped from 127,8 kg to 73,1 kg, losing 54.7 kg - amazing! And Sharon, our golden girl, reinvented herself from 135.1 kg down to 73,3 kg. shedding 61.8 kg - stupendous!" So it is possible, but you also need to be more lenient with other people who battle with motivation, who have complicating problems (both physical and psychological), who do not have your self-discipline, who have tried many, many other approaches and not lost weight. The actual operations were initially designed to lower high blood fat levels in patients with cholesterol and other lipid problems, but then the surgeons found that besides lowering blood fat levels, these ops also made the patients lose a lot of weight. Nowadays with techniques like "gastric-banding" the operation is also reversible.
I will be interested for reports on your progress Gogga and am thrilled that my forum and articles are helping you in your very worthwhile endeavour.
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