Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Obesity Surgery May Become Option for Many More
NY Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | ANDREW POLLACK

Posted on 12/02/2010 10:04:56 PM PST by neverdem

Weight-loss surgery, once a last resort for extremely overweight people, may soon become an option for those who are less heavy.

An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration will consider on Friday a request by Allergan, the pharmaceutical company, to significantly lower how obese someone must be to qualify for surgery using the company’s Lap-Band device, which restricts intake to the stomach.

On Wednesday, the F.D.A. acknowledged that a new study by the company showed that people in the proposed range of obesity who had the band experienced “statistically significant decreases in all measures of weight loss.”

If the agency approves the change, the number of Americans eligible for the Lap-Band operation could easily double, ensuring more sales for Allergan and probably more insurance coverage for such operations. But the proposed change, sought at a time when the obesity epidemic in the United States seems intractable, still leaves some people uneasy, in part because of side effects and failure rates. In addition, long-term weight reduction is hard to maintain.

“You’re talking about millions and millions of people who would meet these criteria,” said Dr. George Blackburn, associate director of the division of nutrition at Harvard Medical School. “Let’s make sure by the most rigorous research that this is safe and effective.”

A new generation of diet pills has failed to gain federal approval, limiting options for overweight Americans, and Allergan and other companies are betting that surgery will become more of a frontline option rather than a last resort.

“It would be kind of ironic if people have access to surgery and not medical therapies, where they can go from Weight Watchers to surgery and have nothing in-between,” said Dr. Louis J. Aronne, an obesity expert at Weill Cornell Medical College...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Testing
KEYWORDS: fda; lapband; obesity; type2diabetes
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-69 next last

1 posted on 12/02/2010 10:05:00 PM PST by neverdem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: austinmark; FreedomCalls; IslandJeff; JRochelle; MarMema; Txsleuth; Newtoidaho; texas booster; ...
FReepmail me if you want on or off the diabetes ping list.
2 posted on 12/02/2010 10:08:44 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Self righteous FR fat cops to arrive in 3...2...1...


3 posted on 12/02/2010 10:10:41 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nik Naym

“Self righteous FR fat cops to arrive in 3...2...1...”

They’re lean-they can get here in 1.5;)


4 posted on 12/02/2010 10:13:15 PM PST by Frank_2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

I had the surgery and was almost killed.He cut an artery. I spent 10 days in ICU and 7 days in a suite room. When I got better, I whacked the doctor with my cane.


5 posted on 12/02/2010 10:17:35 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

Yeah, but you must have lost SO much weight!


6 posted on 12/02/2010 10:23:58 PM PST by sinanju
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

The mechanism that controls our appetite is located in the stomach. The Lap-Band device interferes with that mechanism and someday we will have a pill to do the same thing.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 10:26:26 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sinanju

I did but I paid an extremely high price.It has changed my life dramatically for the better and worse. I still suffer “side effects” from the surgery. I spent two months in convalescent from their mistake.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 10:27:22 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

As one who would be considered obese myself, I’m against these surgeries. Finding a doctor to figure out what’s making one overeat makes a lot more sense, not that it’s easy to do. I’m currently seeing a great doctor (in fact, he was on a list recommended to me by a FReeper!), and I’m determined to get to the bottom of this issue. So is my doc! I *did* lose ten pounds immediately after cutting out milk, gluten, and wheat, which I found out I was allergic to.


9 posted on 12/02/2010 10:30:07 PM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

It is a real simple solution if you are overweight. Dont eat so much and take a walk after dinner. Dont eat after dinner. Eat whatever you want just less. In a year you will have lost a bunch of weight. Too easy! Besure to eat a big breakfast.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 10:34:46 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem


11 posted on 12/02/2010 10:40:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem; All
I can't quite figure out how having this procedure cures diabetes and if not, how enough of the right food can be consumed to maintain proper control of blood sugar.

I'd also like to know if anyone who's had the procedure has found relief from existing neuropathy.

12 posted on 12/02/2010 10:43:36 PM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy
As one who would be considered obese myself, I’m against these surgeries. Finding a doctor to figure out what’s making one overeat makes a lot more sense, not that it’s easy to do.

That's an understatement. Many smart scientists have been working on the problem for decades, and they have utterly failed to help 90% or more of obese patients get the weight off and keep it off long-term -- until this surgery was invented.

Hunger is second only to the sex drive in its power over human behavior. Glib exhortations to "eat less" or look for "root causes" are not just doomed to failure, but downright cruel, stupid, and counterproductive. It's much the same way that the bogus ideas of Freud damaged countless families by insisting that nonexistent "root causes" for mental illness were attributable to minor variations in things like maternal care and affection.

Biochemistry and endocrinology are not changed by psychologists or dietitians.

13 posted on 12/02/2010 10:53:35 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Frank_2001

<They’re lean-they can get here in 1.5;)

Hee hee. I shouldn’t have laughed, but that was funny.

Sadly, I know of 2 people who’ve died from gastric bypass and while I understand that the lap band isn’t as drastic, why chance it? Go veg, my friends, go veg.

/runs from the folks here who hate people who eat veggies.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 11:03:21 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG
I can't quite figure out how having this procedure cures diabetes and if not, how enough of the right food can be consumed to maintain proper control of blood sugar.

Some type 2 diabetics can control their diabetes by reducing and controling their weight. Their excess weight is causing what's called insulin resistance. They need more insulin than "normal" people to get the glucose out of their blood into cells.

I'd also like to know if anyone who's had the procedure has found relief from existing neuropathy.

No, but have you tried Lyrica?

15 posted on 12/02/2010 11:10:43 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ccmay

Had Lap-Band surgery in May. I am down 73 pounds, and still losing, with little exercise, and never hungry. Was shooting up with insulin 5x a day, none now. Was taking 9 heart/BP pills a day, one now. It’s not a silver bullet, but it worked for me. Surgery was simple—only discomfort was from where they sew the “filler” to the inside of your skin near the surface. It is more successful for men than women, it is slower—but far safer than—gastric bypass. Mortality rate complications are almost non-existant, compared to an alarming number of deaths with gastric bypass. Best decision I ever made.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:08 PM PST by Hodapp ("O Judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

The really good news? We can’t possibly ask people to pay for this themselves. Just ask Imam Obama.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 11:22:21 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Bariatric surgery is much worse than what they say. Even years after, people who have had bariatric surgery have a higher risk of death from many causes, including suicide.

http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.com/2007/01/junkfood-science-weekend-special.html


18 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:04 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: neverdem; shibumi; 50mm

That says I’m 10 pounds underweight.

Can I get some fat pumped into me?

[and can I pick ~where~ they put it?]....LOL


19 posted on 12/02/2010 11:43:26 PM PST by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ErnstStavroBlofeld

LOL!

Good on ya!


20 posted on 12/02/2010 11:44:31 PM PST by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Salamander
"Can I get some fat pumped into me?"

...must...not...say...

ZOT for sure ..... must not .......
21 posted on 12/02/2010 11:47:26 PM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: gunsequalfreedom
And avoid corn syrup like the plague.

I was drinking ginger ale a while back and put on -5- pounds with no other change in diet or exercise.

That stuff turns you into a human sponge and you bloat up something awful.

Quit drinking the pop and the pounds rolled off in less than 2 days.

22 posted on 12/02/2010 11:47:59 PM PST by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

Still getting your mail in the gutter, I see.

[naughty, naughty boy]


23 posted on 12/02/2010 11:49:36 PM PST by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: huskerjim

Ping!


24 posted on 12/02/2010 11:50:45 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Salamander

I’ve made some good friends down here, among the things that slither.


25 posted on 12/03/2010 12:01:46 AM PST by shibumi (Wily Pablo lives in someone's head - rent free!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

Stuttering
Cold and damp
Steal the warm wind
Tired friend
Times are gone
For honest men
And sometimes
Far too long
For snakes


26 posted on 12/03/2010 12:04:35 AM PST by Salamander (What'd I do? [I did what the voices told me to] What'd I do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Thanks!

I have type 2 and am loosing steadily, but I had read that gastric surgery would immediately ‘cure’ diabetes...and wondered if it would also ‘cure’ the neuropathy.

I have not tried lyrica. It was once suggested to me that it could also help with my severe RLS/PLMW and fibromyalgia, but, a physician looked into having me participate in a study at University of Michigan and changed her mind when she found that high doses of lyrica needed to treat RLS/PLMW can cause fast growing, deadly cancerous tumors. I hesitate to take it even in smaller doses over a long period of time.


27 posted on 12/03/2010 1:23:06 AM PST by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: ccmay

Change what you eat and change your mental attitude

eat lower fat foods and eat foods that are not a sugar filled, and thatmeans the carbs

eliminate alchohol, all alchohol is sugar and carbs

eat low glycemic carbs, stay away from Corn and white potatoes, eat all you want of green veggies


28 posted on 12/03/2010 3:12:50 AM PST by RaceBannon (RON PAUL: THE PARTY OF TRUTHERS, TRAITORS AND UFO CHASERS!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Republic of Texas

Private insurance usually covers most of it, depending on your deductibles and co-pay. It makes sense for them to shell out $20-$30k because they spend less on the comorbid conditions that the morbidly obese almost always have later in life.

Medicaid patients (many of whom are more affluent than you might expect) get it for free if they medically qualify. No surprise there. Guess how the success rates differ?


29 posted on 12/03/2010 5:02:59 AM PST by neocon1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Republic of Texas

Private insurance usually covers most of it, depending on your deductibles and co-pay. It makes sense for them to shell out $20-$30k because they spend less on the comorbid conditions that the morbidly obese almost always have later in life.

Medicaid patients (many of whom are more affluent than you might expect) get it for free if they medically qualify. No surprise there. Guess how the success rates differ?


30 posted on 12/03/2010 5:03:08 AM PST by neocon1984
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

Less weight will ease the symptoms of neuropathy in the feet although it will not do anything to actually reverse it.


31 posted on 12/03/2010 5:15:08 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ErnstStavroBlofeld
"I had the surgery and was almost killed.He cut an artery. I spent 10 days in ICU and 7 days in a suite room. When I got better, I whacked the doctor with my cane."

Bad things can happen even with simple surgery. I had a hernia repaired, and had an intestinal blockage as a result.

It took TWO trips to the emergency room for them to correctly diagnose the problem (the first doc said I needed stool softeners and the same "colon flushout" done for colonoscopy, which almost killed me and resulted in the second trip to the emergency room).

Spent (I think it was, I wasn't totally lucid all the time) five days in the hospital. They FINALLY got it unblocked non-surgically.

32 posted on 12/03/2010 5:23:19 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: RaceBannon
...stay away from Corn...

GIVE ME A GUN, NOW!

33 posted on 12/03/2010 5:31:11 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Salamander
Can I get some fat pumped into me?

I'll gladly share some of mine.

34 posted on 12/03/2010 6:08:54 AM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
BMI should be called BSi . . .

If you have any amount of muscle on your frame it's all but useless . . .

35 posted on 12/03/2010 6:12:18 AM PST by guitar4jesus (Biofuels, AGW, Globalism, Green Movement -- Strong Delusions! . . . . 2Thes 2:11)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: radiohead
I don't hate people who eat vegetables but they don't seem to understand that a vegetable only diet doesn't work for everyone. I tried it. My body needs more protein than I can get that way. But I do hate the term veggies.
36 posted on 12/03/2010 6:22:54 AM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ccmay
Glib exhortations to "eat less" or look for "root causes" are not just doomed to failure, but downright cruel, stupid, and counterproductive.
I don't really agree with you on this.

Unresolved anger/angst is surely one reason people overeat. So are sins, left unrepented. Not to mention many physical issues that haven't been diagnosed properly. I've seen enough serious health issues taken care of without surgery to know there are answers, like I said, provided one finds a great doctor (priest or clergy) to help them along. That's the tough part. Surgery is not a great choice IMO, unless one is willing to deal with the potential side effects afterwards, which could possibly be very serious indeed.
37 posted on 12/03/2010 6:32:57 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: neverdem; Ditter; Kimberly GG; mlizzy; Salamander; ccmay

Best weight loss technique:

-Eat a 500 calorie deficit per day from your maintenace calories,A 500 cal deficit per day will lose 1-2 lbs per week on the regular person. Lose too much per week and you might get loose skin.

-Consume 1 gram of protein per 1 lb of your lean body mass (not your total weight)every day so you won’t lose muscle during your weight loss.

-Eat 5-6 smaller meals per day

-Consume 40%carbs, 40% protein and 20% good fats. That is avery good Macro level.

-Cardio 4-5 days per week-good for heart and joint health but not so much for weight loss

-Lift weights hard. Lifting is the very best for weight loss
The metabolic increase from lifting last 12-14 hours while cardio only last 2-3 hours. It burns calories like a blast furnace. When I started lifting I had to increase may calories because the weight start coming off too fast.
Most fitness trainers are now endorsing lifting as the very best way to lose weight.

Find a good nutrition/fitness site that weeds out the old wives tales about losng weight. If interested I can send a few to you.

Here is an old wives tale: Don’t eat after 8:00 at night.

This is the worst thing you can do. Digestion consumes 30-35% of your daily calories. Stop eating and your metabolism shuts down. That is why you hear it’s best to eat as soon as you get up. As long as you are on a calorie deficit every day it does not matter when you eat. As a matter of fact, bodybuilders cutting for a contest will get up in the middle of the night several times and eat some small meals to keep their metabolism going 24/7


38 posted on 12/03/2010 6:58:40 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell
-Lift weights hard. Lifting is the very best for weight loss The metabolic increase from lifting last 12-14 hours while cardio only last 2-3 hours. It burns calories like a blast furnace. When I started lifting I had to increase may calories because the weight start coming off too fast. Most fitness trainers are now endorsing lifting as the very best way to lose weight.

..and that goes for women also. As Jillian Michaels of the TV show "The Biggest Loser" tells women.. "lift like a beast" ..and you have seen her bod. Don't wimp out and lift 2 lb curls, your arms won't get like a man anyway. You will get them toned and sexy.

Weight lifting is also the very best for control of diabetes. It is oneof the best regulators of insulin production.

When I lost my weight I started with eating clean and cardio but it then slowed and I would hit plataues. But when I started lifting is when I really saw the results.

39 posted on 12/03/2010 7:06:21 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell

Lift how much and for how long each day? I’d like to lift, but I have a bad back and I’m not sure what effect that would have on it.


40 posted on 12/03/2010 7:08:47 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: reagan_fanatic
Lift how much and for how long each day? I’d like to lift, but I have a bad back and I’m not sure what effect that would have on it.

When I first started I lifted for one hour every day 3 days per week and that was a full body routine. I now do a split body routine ( i.e. arms on one day, back shoulders on another etc) 4 days per week.

Lifting, done right will actually help you back. I'll post some links.

41 posted on 12/03/2010 7:13:19 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG

Better do a LOT of reading before you decide on Lyrica...has a ton of VERY Nasty side effects including WEIGHT GAIN, can attack joints with OA and the pain it generates in the joints is puke level.

Lyrica side effects
http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21723

fibromyalgia nutrition
http://www.holisticonline.com/remedies/cfs/fib_nutrition.htm


42 posted on 12/03/2010 7:15:53 AM PST by GailA (NO JESUS, NO CHRISTmas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell
Find a good nutrition/fitness site that weeds out the old wives tales about losng weight. If interested I can send a few to you.
I'll take a few of those links. Thanks!
43 posted on 12/03/2010 7:16:23 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: guitar4jesus
BMI should be called BSi

Absolutely! The other thing I don't understand is why do they not have different scales for men and women? Are we not built differently? Men are generally broader and have more muscle mass. This is another way of feminizing men. I mean, a 5' 10" woman at 180 looks entirely different than a man at 5' 10" and 180. The BSi puts me at the borderline between normal and overweight. If anything, I need to lose about 5 pounds of fat and put on about 10-15 pounds of muscle. That would put me overweight on their scale while wearing ~31" pants.

44 posted on 12/03/2010 7:22:22 AM PST by tnlibertarian (Hey D. C., tax increases are not spending cuts. Nor do tax cuts constitute increased spending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
I'm taking a product now that, if not good for weight loss (I haven't taken it long enough to comment), it's very good for energy and movement. Having difficulty just getting out of bed, and forget tying my shoes (I wore slip ons), I'm now darn-near buzzing around our home, doing housework while bending, stretching, and lifting. Climbing stairs is no longer such an enormous task of hold on, grimace, and climb. Part of losing weight, to me, is feeling better so one can tackle the issue, and Wobenzym N is certainly giving me a boost in my energy level. It was prescribed to me by my physician (he's a maintstream doc that uses holistic medicine also) and I'm taking over twice the recommended amount. This is something, of course, one should not try without talking to their primary physician first. I don't believe there are any side effects, but it might not be recommended for mixing with certain prescription medicines. It's something to check out, anyway.
45 posted on 12/03/2010 7:28:35 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: reagan_fanatic; mlizzy

Here is one of the very best.

Yes I know it says “bodybuilders” but don’t be scared away. 95% of the people on the site are just regular people just trying to keep fit and lose weight.

There are specific forum section on losing fat, nutrition, sections for people over age 35, female specific forums etc.
There is a “sticky on the Losing fat forum section called “Losing fat for noobs”. Great info.

The site also has calculators so your can find your lean body mass, your BMI and your maintencae calories etc. I would recommend finding your maintenace calories first. That is the calorie intake per day where you neither gain or lose weight. They are very accurate and gives you a starting point.

Many of the posters have PHD’s in nutrition and fitness and you get real unbiased information.

http://forum.bodybuilding.com/


46 posted on 12/03/2010 7:31:26 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell

Just watched Phelps-Sweatt press 510 pounds. I’m pumped!! Ha! I’m going to have to find the old-gals section through your link and see how I can start. We are members of the YMCA, and I’ve never really sauntered over to the weightlifting area ... but I think I’ll give it a whirl ...

Thanks again ... interesting site!


47 posted on 12/03/2010 7:39:39 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: mlizzy

I read about your joint soreness. I was obese for most of my adult life. When I would get out of bed in the morning my ankles and knees hurt so bad there where days I literally had to crawl across the floor until I got them moving..I’m not exagerating this.

I started to take Tri-Flex Sport from GNC. It is comprised of Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM. After 3-4 weeks the pain went away totally. It helps rebuild cartilage and promotes joint health and mobility.

My wife is a veterinarian and it’s the same stuff she gives to older animals.


48 posted on 12/03/2010 7:50:34 AM PST by hoyt-clagwell (5:00 AM Gym Crew)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell

Good advice, thanks.


49 posted on 12/03/2010 7:51:10 AM PST by Ditter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: hoyt-clagwell

Lots of good information here. Thanks. Several small things I do to help control weight. Keep water next to computer and sip it instead of eating whatever. Same for other areas where snack foods are too available. Brush teeth after eating last time for the day, which for me is around 5PM. Helps to get the message to my brain that I am done eating for the day. Drink water till breakfast. Walk when and where possible as well as other exercise. Everybody has to find their own routine which works for them but one thing is for sure, self/over indulgence has to be moderated or forget the diet.


50 posted on 12/03/2010 7:53:34 AM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-69 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson