Jan 202014


Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson

Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Obesity Resources Publishing (November 13, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0615887392
ISBN-13: 978-0615887395

Everybody loves a quick fix—especially when it comes to losing weight. Whether it’s a new diet, an exercise regimen, or surgery, people are always looking for the shortest path to their ideal weight.

Bariatric surgery can help you get ahead of your weight issues, but it’s not a one-and-done remedy. Surgery can give you a head start, but lasting weight loss requires maintenance. While weight loss surgery can speed up the process of achieving an ideal weight, without proper lifestyle changes, the weight will simply return. Readers of this book will discover how their emotions play an important role in their ability to maintain a healthy weight, and will learn how to address issues that may arise in their relationships after weight loss.

Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny can help. Written for people who are considering or have already undergone bariatric surgery, this guide offers honest and easy-to-read insights into both its benefits and the obstacles people face afterward.

With this book, coauthors Dr. Nick Nicholson and B. A. Blackwood have combined their shared passion for healthy living to create an informative guide that will encourage people suffering from obesity to make the necessary changes to live a healthier life.

Nicholson is one of the country’s most renowned bariatric surgeons and a recognized expert on obesity and its treatment.

I read this book because a relative is thinking about having this done, and I wanted to know more about what she should expect both physically and mentally. What surprised me the most was the way others may treat her after the surgery. Every patient must prepare for the actual surgery and especially post surgery, but will also need to be prepared for changes that may come from a spouse, family and friends. Not everyone will be thrilled with the changes and may even resent the person. Why anyone would be anything but thrilled that their loved one/friend is getting healthy is beyond me.

The life of anyone having this done will be changed forever (asumming they don’t go back to their old habits), and that can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on their own mindset. Being prepared is more than physical, the patient must also be mentally prepared for everything that comes with the surgery.

This was a quick read, very informative, easy to understand, and I think this would be a must read for anyone thinking about having weight loss surgery.

  3 Responses to “Weight Loss Surgery~The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson”

  1. I can’t imagine undertaking such drastic measures, but I do understand. I have a neighbor that did some kind of surgery, she was not very forthcoming with what, and I was reluctant to question. She’s had a few related health issues, but is still struggling with her weight in spite of all that she has been through. Good luck to your family member, hopefully she will have her family’s support, that is so important. Any change requires family support, I’ve just been trying to reduce our portions and my husband is “starving”. If you can imagine. Thank you for your thoughts.

  2. I have two very good friends that made this choice. Both have lost over 100 lbs and have their health back. One of them has experienced terrible treatment from a family member that is heartbreaking.

  3. I know someone who probably would benefit from this surgery but who thinks it’s too risky. Glad it works for some people who really need it.
    Book Dilettante

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