I just caught the end of this last night about the lady in America having backouts since Gastric surgery and then the young man with the excess skin...
urghhh...felt so sorry for him having to tuck it into his underpants
I've just watched this on Iplayer and it has just wound me up to be honest. Obviously from the title it was bound to be non-objective. Also, it's fab that Mikayla Dodd lost all her weight through healthy eating and exercise- congratulations to her, but I was left feeling that because I had chosen a 'quick faddy diet' I was taking the easy option and therefore copping out- and we all know that this is not the case.
Anyway, I only have to come here to know I have made the right choice for me, regardless of what anyone else thinks. Luckily I'm a bit of a rebel, so when I come across something or someone seemingly self-righteous as that, I like to dig my heels in! See you when I'm 9 stone!
Programme was annoying. Presenter's language was so biased and specualtive. The Atkins thing annoyed me too cos you are allowed fruit and veg and after a few days you only eat regular amounts of protein anyway, so it was engineered to make diets look bad. Good on presenter doing what's she's done but I've tried all my life to do that and have failed so her way isn't everyone's solution either.
I watched this last night...and i kinda knew it was going to be very speculative and annoying. and sure enough, i felt i wasted a good 45 minutes of my life on it.
And i agree with you all, it's very "media-hyped" to get you scared and really, it's just something to fill air-time.
As for gallstones/gallbladder...
I'm 33 now. But when i was 24/25, i was in yet another attempt at WW and maybe only losing like a lb a week. I remember waking with horrible bloaty/servere belly pains. after suffering 24 hours of what i thought was wind, turns out i was admitted into hospital for emergency gallbladder removal. the stones and the gallbladder was sooo huge, it had to be cut into little pieces to be taken out..
omg tmi. sorry, breakfast eaters! :jelous:
the doctor admitting me into surgery did say it was very out of character for someone so young to experience this. and that the norm was the "3 F's"...
Fat. Female. 40's.
My point is, it's NOT because of the VL that causes gallstones. The surgeon said it was very common for those who spend years yo-yo dieting...no matter the diet.
Grrr. that program is still irritating me, just thinking about it now. hehehe
As for the pain...i've had 2 babies since then. And since they were both c-section, i can't compare it to childbirth/labour pains. But i can say, NOTHING relieved me of the pain completely. The only soothing was when i layed in a hot bath. And even in the ER, they hooked me up to a morphine i.v. drip and i was still uncomfortable. very uncomfortable.
anyways, i'm sure that program irritated most of the country who are in the know. But at the same time, the inexperienced or the gullible are probably freaking out about it now. oh well. what can ya do eh?
Well as everyone knows the only way too lose weight is "healthy diet and exercise" yeah right like people stick too that. That scottish doctor seemed pretty sure that if you lose it fast in her words "you will put it all back on and more" like shes ever been overweight in her life. Surely to lose weight is to lose weight regardless of your choice.
Occasional problems are inevitable and in fairness those of us whove been overweight are more likely to have underlying issues we didnt know about till dieting.
I for 1 have got a problem with my liver which I didnt know about till I started this diet and had a lot of pain at the start, I could easilly of blamed the diet but as the doctor told me, losing weight would help a lot which it did.
Think youve gotta take these programs with a pinch of salt, they make good viewing as everyone loves too see others missfortunes, gives a sick sense of satisfaction seeing those less fortunate.
Mrs. Lunar had her gallbladder removed after dieting on Weight Watchers ages ago. She says the gallstones are more painful that childbirth; we've got three kids so I reckon that makes her qualified lol