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This is just a nice summary of reasons why, in some cases, the 'normal' methods of losing weight don't work for people.

Might be something to show friends or relatives who are having trouble comprehending why you "can't just do it the easy way"

:)

http://www.gastricbandingprocedure.com.au/blog/when-diet-and-exercise-hasnt-worked-you

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This is just a nice summary of reasons why, in some cases, the 'normal' methods of losing weight don't work for people.

Might be something to show friends or relatives who are having trouble comprehending why you "can't just do it the easy way"

:)

http://www.gastricbandingprocedure.com.au/blog/when-diet-and-exercise-hasnt-worked-you

which post are you referring to in the link I can't find anything on the web page link about the normal methods of dieting and y they don't work?

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Key findings include:

  • Diet and exercise may help you lose 10 percent of your body weight (12 kilos if you now weigh 120 kilos), but most people will regain two thirds of that weight within a year and put all of it back on within five years.

  • Regain happens because it can be tough sticking with an exercise programme, because under eating and weight loss increase hunger and a feeling of deprivation. This can trigger bouts of overeating, because it’s easy to lose motivation when you are hungry, and because weight loss can lead to a drop in you metabolic rate—so that your body burns fewer calories around the clock.


  • Over-the-counter and prescription weight-loss drugs? The report says these products can help you lose 5 percent to 10 percent of your weight; 6-12kilos if you now weigh 120kilos, for example. But you may have to use the drug for up to a year to help keep the weight off. After that, when you stop using the medication, you may regain some or all of the kilos you’ve lost, studies show.

  • These drugs can cause side effects and may not be right for you if you have health conditions such as heart failure, heart disease, or uncontrolled high blood pressure.


  • Weight-loss surgery can be a good option for people whose weight poses a serious health risk (such as having a Body Mass Index of 35 or higher) or who have a health condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart or lung disease and a BMI over 30.

  • Surgical procedures such as Gastric Banding can help you lose more weight than you might with diet and exercise alone—and help you keep it off for the long term.


  • Maintaining a lower, healthier weight takes commitment and effort. The reviewers say setting goals, staying motivated by using a food and exercise diary, tracking your weight on a regular basis, exercising regularly, learning about healthy food choices, and gaining skills that can help you get back on track if you overeat or stop exercising can all help.

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Just copied & pasted LOL - for the benefit of people who the link doesn't work for. :)

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