Hi LS Free House,
Your articles talk about life after bariatric surgery and additional steps to take to reduce one’s weight to his or her’s desired goals.
However, I do not understand what happens after that goal is met. Is it easy to maintain that weight or would that individual need to have disciplined increase eating to counteract the reduced calories absorbed due to the permanent effects of the surgery?
I am thinking about a friend who began at 410 lbs and has tried many treatments for weight loss with the latest being a year-long controlled liquid diet. He is still 50 lbs away from this 180 lbs goal.
However, there are studies that show even with effective dieting many returns to their original weight within 5 years of meeting their goal. If he were to undergo gastric bypass surgery and obtain his 180 lbs goal, what would his life be like after meeting the goal?