ML help for my mom!
My mom and I are trying this WOE together. She really wants to do it, but she's having some difficulties already. Many years ago, my mom got a stomach staple surgery.
[stapling the upper stomach, to create a small pouch, about the size of your thumb, into which food flows after it is swallowed. The outlet of this pouch is restricted by a band of synthetic mesh, which slows its emptying, so that the person having it feels full after only a few bites of food.]
Her doctor recommended it (they don't anymore) because she was morbidly overweight. It turned out to be just another weight loss tactic that didn't work in the end because people never feel satisfied, just full, so they find ways around it to feel satisfied. It's reversible but very very costly. Insurance covered the intial surgery but won't conver reversing it.
Anyway, she's having problems with ML because she can't eat very much at a time and isn't able to sustain until the next meal 5 hours later. Also, she's been on a 1000 calorie/day diet for a long time and isn't sure she wants to change that. Today, she ate the kind of food she would normally eat, only more spaced out, and she only ate 500 calories [:0]because she's used to grazing (but healthily) all day. Exmple, for lunch, she ate half of a whole wheat pita, some salad and 2 tbsp of hummus. That was all she could get down!
Tapping in Maine
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