skyhunter Posted June 2, 2013 Share Posted June 2, 2013 Hi there, Probably my story is no different from anyone else's who found their way here. I have yo-yo dieted all my life, tried, low fat, low carb, etc. Had a lap band for 10 years and had to have it removed when it caused GERD that scarred my esophagus shut (13 dilations later, I can eat again). Gained 40 lbs in 6 months after LB removal and only 5-10 of it were legitimate (I was also recovering from a hip replacement so I indulged a bit and also baked daughter's wedding cakes and taste tested. But that was only for three weeks out of 6 months, which is why I own up to 5-10 pounds being legitimate. No one can eat 140,000 extra calories in three weeks!). Doctor shrugs and says, "So get a gastric bypass!". Not a good answer. Read something about leptin and insulin resistance and started looking for books to and this one had everything I was looking for, so here I am! 59yo, moderately active desk job type. Starting weight 250 (same weight as when I got the lap band). Lynne Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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