Everything you want to know about Fat Loss but are afraid to ask
What kind of fat loss do you want to achieve. This great graphic from Marc Perry of Builtlean.com can help give you a good idea as to what your body fat percentage is now and which body fat percent you want to attain
Fat Loss is the bottom line goal for those on a conventional american diet.
Fat loss is not the goal for just about anyone who grows up in any society where most food consists of vegetables, fish, fruit and nuts.
Fat loss has become the holy grail in our society, because it is so rare to be slim.
What is more common is that as americans get older, they get fatter.
In fact, many Americans must resort to stomach stapling in order to lose the weight.
Medicine.net reports that “Stomach stapling is becoming increasingly popular as a surgical solution to treating obesity. It is estimated that as many as 100,000 stomachs will be stapled in the US this year. And there are dramatic success stories. All one has to do is to turn on the Today Show to be impressed by the appearance of the thinner, elegantly dressed Al Roker after his stomach stapling surgery.”
Now, it is not my point to criticize or judge anyone who has to resort to stapling their stomach in order to lose weight.
I am quite aware myself of how hard it is to lose weight, achieve fat loss in our environment.
I do not blame myself or anyone else who is addicted to modern american foods.
However, before going under the knife, consider the warnings against stomach stapling for fat loss.
But the general public is warned again and again that stomach stapling should not be considered a cosmetic procedure. And it should only be a last option if a person is morbidly obese and after diet and exercise have failed. Morbidly obese patients are vulnerable to pneumonia, infection and pulmonary embolism during surgery. Gastric bypass surgery also carries the risk of torn sutures and stomach staple disruption in morbidly obese patients.
Comment: “Morbidly obese” is currently defined as 100 pounds overweight but less overweight patients may have the stomach stapling surgery if their weight is causing a “life-threatening problem.” This makes the demand for stomach stapling surgery a more subjective decision because being less than 100 pounds overweight can still be associated with a life-threatening condition. Another consideration is whether stomach stapling surgery is appropriate treatment for overweight adolescents.