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Living with Fatty Liver and NASH
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Bariatric surgery or Whole30

My gastroenterologist wants me to have bariatric surgery to lose weight. He doesn't think I can do it on my own, but I have been able to drop some weight and lower my liver enzymes by following Whole30. I don't want surgery! Anyone else in this situation of trying to prove your doctor wrong?

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My mother-in-law had this procedure do one and she had a successful surgery. She had tried every diet known. She had a lot of successes but would gain back what she lost and then some. It takes some discipline to follow the rules of eating post surgery. The only obstacle now is the extra skin. Which she's about to see a plastic surgeon for. Don't take it as an insult if your doctor talks about bariatric surgery. You needn't worry the weight come off without the see-saw effect of diets. Keep up on the vitamins though, your body needs them post surgery. You won't regret it.

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Thank you for responding. It's good to hear that someone had a successful surgery and post-surgery experience.

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My GP brought up weight loss surgery in Dec 2016. I'm 55, was 320 lbs,, 5'11" & at that time I had put on 35lbs from treatment for ITP. In Jan 2017, I started riding my stationary bike & eating better. I log every thing I eat on site called SparkPeople.com, along with all my exercise (which consists of only the bike right now as I have a tear in my hip & walking more than half a block is too painful). I've been able to lose 62 lbs since Jan with only the bike riding and controlling my food intake, logging EVERYTHING, and being vigilant. I moved my bike into my livingroom, where it is in my line of sight so I dont forget to ride & can hop on it if I have time, & I can be with my 4 year old granddaughter I care for daily while her mom works. I ride 3 times a day for 30 mins. each time. Keeping rides short makes it very doable, less boring, & I can watch TV, movies, text while riding & still interact with my granddaughter.

I was dx with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in March 2017. My gastroenterologist is very pleased with my weight loss. I weigh less each time I see her. I see my GP this Friday. I know he only suggested weight loss surgery for my health, but I'm happy to be able to do it on my own for now. Good luck to you!

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Yay for you to lose all that weight through hard work instead of surgery! That's what I am hoping to do.

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You sound as if you've already started too! Good luck to you. Try logging everything you eat either on a free weight loss site like SparkPeople.com or even writing it down on paper. That seems to be a big help to me...seeing everything I eat & knowing the calorie intake keeps me accountable to myself.

I wish you luck! Feel free to keep me up on your progress if you'd like :) You can do it!

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Thank you!

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I have been diagnosed with fatty liver & my doctor & nutritionist recommended to do The Whole 30 diet. I have heard excellent things about this diet as it is a full body cleaning diet & is great to cleanse & lower your enzyme levels as well as all other levels of your body. I should even take the word "diet" out as it is an actual lifestyle change.

I will definitely go with the natural way (proper diet, exercise, & nutritional supplements/vitamins) vs. surgery.

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Thank you! I am going for it.

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Have you read the books yet?

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So, an update seems appropriate. I put back on all the weight I lost doing Whole30 and then gained another 25pounds, too. Yikes! I am now so frustrated that I am seriously considering the gastric bypass surgery. First I have to see my doctor monthly for six months to try to loss weight under his supervision before my insurance will approve the surgery (I live in the U.S.)

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So, an update seems appropriate. I put back on all the weight I lost doing Whole30 and then gained another 25pounds, too. Yikes! I am now so frustrated that I am seriously considering the gastric bypass surgery. First I have to see my doctor monthly for six months to try to loss weight under his supervision before my insurance will approve the surgery (I live in the U.S.)

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Look up a program called Bright Line Eating. The Dr Susan Pierce Thompson is the person behind it and her program has more success than any other. REALLY! She looks at the whole psychology and the reason the brain is addicted. Very helpful! Medically sound. And lots of support and accountability. Best wishes! I lost 18 pounds through giving up white flour and sugar.

Bbohnie

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Can you tell us what Whole30 is?

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Yes I am in the same boat as you...I don't want the surgery, nor does my family,there has got to be another way and I will be talking to a new Dr. from IU Medical center this next friday the 8th of March...If I get some new ideas I will let you know!!!

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