Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson
Paperback: 116 pages
Publisher: Obesity Resources Publishing (November 13, 2013)
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.