Listen up, fellow chubbies! (Notice I included myself in the group.) There's another way to lose weight out there. You've heard of Gastric Bypass, which involves surgery which divides the stomach into small and large pouches, and rearanges the small intestine to allow both pouches to stay connected to it. this procedure results in a reduction in the volume the stomach can digest (Wikipedia). It's a procedure not without risks. Two percent of the patients die within a month of surgery.
Then there's Lapband surgery which involves laproscopically attaching an inflatable silicone band around the stomach to reduce the amount a person can comfortable eat.
This method is less risky than Gastric Bypass, and most patients do lose some weight. Both procedures require surgery however, and are usually only performed on people who are considered morbidly obese...at least 80 to 100 lbs. overweight.
Well now there's something new; something for the person who wants to lose 50 pounds or less. It involves minor surgery done in the doctor's office with local anethesia. watch the video below:
Though Dr.Chugay says the patch makes eating uncomfortable, some patients who have had the procedure say eating is downright painful and the person has no choice but to follow a liquid diet! The patch must be removed for health and safety reasons after 30 days.
After giving this some thought, I've come up with an alternative to Dr. Chugay's plan, for those who don't like the idea of having their tongue numbed and turned into a patchwork quilt. It involves a gadget that can be purchased at Walmart or a hardware store for under $5.00, and can be self-applied. It will be uncomfortable, will require a liquid diet, but should result in the desired weight loss:
The low cost, the ease of application, and the sheer convenience should make this a big winner. I can't decide whether to call it the Tongue Trap or the Calorie Catcher. What do you think?