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Weight-Loss Gastric Band: Risky Business

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Being overweight is a problem and can be detrimental to one’s health physically, mentally, and emotionally. It is not easy to live life overweight, and various diets are present to help lose weight and be healthier. After many failed diets, desperation leads to desperate measures, including surgeries that are very invasive. Gastric band, designed to temporarily reduce the size of the stomach, is one that few consider as a drastic surgery to help one lose the struggling weight, but these can be very dangerous and can cause an even worse problem. Fact is,  gastric bands don’t always work and they are not a long-term solution.

Doctors say better options include gastric bypass surgery, which is permanent but offers better long-term weight control. Another procedure being offered is a sleeve gastrectomy, which also surgically reduces the size of the stomach to about 15 per cent of its original size. It is also irreversible and provides a long-term weight loss solution.

Watch: CTV National News: Warning about Weight loss

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CAUTION: Watch For Diets

 

Dr. Bernstein Diet, Herbal Magic, Weight Watchers, The Alternate Day Diet; these are some of many diets out in the market. We hear about many successful stories of people losing weight on many of those diets and others, but what they do not show is the health effects and the aftereffects of going on these diets. Many diets  are for short periods and end up backfiring in the end, such as people loosing weight for the period of the diet, then gaining all and more of their weight when the diet has ended or stopped. These are evident with diets such as Bernstein diet where I have personally seen more than a few individuals who have paid to do sessions of Bernstein Diet and once the sessions are ceased, they gained all their weight and more. This does not seem healthy or promising for me. Some diets some as the Alternate Day Diet, where people eat all they want one day and 20% of their food intake the next; this diet does not seem healthy where the brain is constantly being pushed back and forth struggling with a proper diet and eating so little food one the alternate days that it harms the body. These are all controversial issues that many will disagree and agree but watch this video where the nutritionists speak about the Alternate Day Diet and what they feel about it and other diets.