There is a new FDA approved weight-loss device on the market that ejects food from the body before all the calories can be absorbed.
Yep. You heard that right.
This device basically throws up for you. Some are even calling it “medically sanctioned bulimia”.
The FDA reports:
I can’t even tell you how horrified I am by this. I’m having a hard time even wrapping my head around it. I am always re-amazed at the lengths Big Pharma will go.
And the worst part…
This is yet another $26,000 weight loss surgery that might “work” for a while, but will bounce back and make things worse than ever, instead of actually fixing the problems that cause the weight gain in the first place.
But Big Pharma and Big Ag keep pumping stuff into us that makes weight loss nearly impossible.
Because that’s where the money is. They’d rather keep us sick and their pockets lined.
And that’s exactly why I started doing this. I knew there had to be a better way.
(and there is a MUCH-MUCH better way).
Why to never ever get a device like this
(if you already have one and it’s not going well, don’t worry we can help).
First off, all of these weight loss devices and procedures – gastric bands, bariatric surgery, this new Aspire device – work on the idea of lowering calories by force pretty much. And this new one is even worse.
A disk-shaped port valve that lies outside the body, flush against the skin of the abdomen, is connected to the tube and remains in place.
Approximately 20 to 30 minutes after meal consumption, the patient attaches the device’s external connector and tubing to the port valve, opens the valve and drains the contents.
They either make you puke when you eat too much or in the case of this new one actually remove food from your system before you can digest it. I think the people calling this medically sanctioned bulimia are right. Ugh.
Now I’m not going to lie to you. Some people get spectacular results with weight loss devices. I mean super duper spectacular – at first. And they do let some people get much thinner long term.
But for many, many people they gain the weight back and have other long-term health complications as well. I would never personally risk it or advise anyone I know to risk it.
Besides the horribly invasive nature of these surgeries, there is another issue as well – as I said before they work on massively restricting calories, BUT
Low-calorie diets don’t work long term – they just don’t.
When you follow a low calorie diet your body will lose fat, but it will also lose lean mass. Things like muscle mass and organ mass.
When this happens (and it happens with ALL weight loss devices) then your body has less lean mass to burn calories than before. Which sets you up for a cycle of up and down yo-yo weight gain and loss – getting to the point where it’s hard to lose weight at all.
That’s not good, but it’s always what low-calorie diets lead to.
This happens because low-calorie diets and bariatric surgery and devices spike cortisol levels
Cortisol is a stress hormone. So when you are under stress (starving yourself) your body produces quite a lot of it.
And that cortisol, while it does release fat, it also causes an absolute ton of other problems.
One of the worst is the digestion of lean mass, so when you’re done with your diet, whether it is a traditional low calorie diet or a forced one through a bariatric procedure you end up with less lean mass.
Lean mass is what burns calories.
What that means to you is that once you go back to eating normally, you have less lean mass than before and weight gain happens so much more easily.
This is what CREATES the bounce back effect.
You know the one – where you lose a ton of weight and then gain it all back and more and next time it’s harder.
That’s because of cortisol.
So if you are going to lose weight (and that is entirely possible to do) do it in a different way, one that doesn’t restrict calories and raise cortisol.
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