Q&A: How do you not shrink down to nothing after having a weight loss surgery?

May 29, 2012 by  
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by jackiebese

Question by : How do you not shrink down to nothing after having a weight loss surgery?
I was just wondering how you do not go to severely underweight after having a weight loss surgery. Because my moms friend got one and has become really skinny, so how do you stop losing weight once you have reached your goal weight?

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Answer by ncblkgy
That’s a good question Lola.

Weight-loss surgery changes the anatomy of your digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest.
With her stomach pouch reduced to the size of a walnut, she has eat very small meals during the day. This alone can help a person loose weight. During the first year you are retraining your body and because you are eating different than you have been for the past 10-20-30 years your body looses so much weight very fast because it is burning off much of the fat and converting it to energy. After a year or 2 like most diets and weight loss attempts your body reaches its limit, it gets acustomed to the things you are doing and you will then stop loosing weight. At that point its all about working to keep it off and maintaining the new life style.

So the short answer to your question is the body will reach a plateau and stop loosing weight after about 2 years. At first everything is new and your body is burning the fat for energy because you are eating so much less than you normally do.

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