Re: Anyone had the lap band surgery?
I haven't, but I did a ton of research on it and decided against it. The rules, like no drinking with your meal, and problems, like being too tight or not tight enough, were just not right for me. Plus, making certain foods impossible bothered me as the only bad foods are junk foods.
I'll tell you this, consider it carefully. Yes, low risk, decent success potential, but there's one thing important to consider, do you want to lose weight by eating little, or eat yourself thin?
That was how I made my decision. I'd rather be eating 1500-2000 calories of healthy foods, then 1000-1200 calories because of what low cal does to your metabolism. IF you were to have a problem with the band (rare) and had to have it removed, your metabolism would be kapoot and the weight would be back in no time. Instead, you're far better going clean and low glycemic and exercising at a higher caloric food intake, IMO, and you'll look better. Dieting is just not the way to look your best, healthy eating and exercise is. It's why those on the Biggest Loser don't look like they need plastic surgery, but most WLS patients do.
One other thing to consider is if you're a slow loser. I'm that type myself....slow losers have a heck of time losing weight and generally need to fuel their metabolism, not starve it....
Mentally, I couldn't have handled eating 1/2c food at every meal. I need to have a huge bowl of salad or something healthy like that for my head to stay on straight. I couldn't have tolerated thinking food was the enemy.
But that was my perspective.
Choose what's best for you....