I thought that Gastric band surgery was a golden ticket.
Turns out they were right. In making the decision to get the gastric band, I was also making the decision to eat healthier and exercise on a regular basis.
Eating healthy didn’t happen overnight. My doctor gave me a list of foods that I could and could not eat. The list of foods that I could not eat was a challenge. If you ate the wrong thing, or ate too fast, it would come back up.
With the gastric band you can’t eat pasta, rice or bread. That wasn’t too hard for me to get used to. My biggest problem was candy and potato chips. I struggled for months, before I finally got the hang of eating healthy.
Weight loss surgery isn’t a golden ticket. Everyone at the session said that getting the gastric band would be just a start.