Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny

Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny

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Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny by M.D. Nick Nicholson, B.A. Blackwood

Everybody loves a quick fix-especially when it comes to losing weight. Whether it's a new diet, an exercise regimen, or surgery, people are always looking for the shortest path to their ideal weight.

Bariatric surgery can help you get ahead of your weight issues, but it's not a one-and-done remedy. Surgery can give you a head start, but lasting weight loss requires maintenance. While weight loss surgery can speed up the process of achieving an ideal weight, without proper lifestyle changes, the weight will simply return. Readers of this book will discover how their emotions play an important role in their ability to maintain a healthy weight, and will learn how to address issues that may arise in their relationships after weight loss.

Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny can help. Written for people who are considering or have already undergone bariatric surgery, this guide offers honest and easy-to-read insights into both its benefits and the obstacles people face afterward.

With this book, coauthors Dr. Nick Nicholson and B. A. Blackwood have combined their shared passion for healthy living to create an informative guide that will encourage people suffering from obesity to make the necessary changes to live a healthier life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615887395
Publisher: New Shelves Publishing Services
Publication date: 12/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

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Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks, Weight loss surgery helps people with extreme obesity to lose weight. It may be an option if you cannot lose weight through diet and exercise or have serious routine only one way is remain and that is weight loss surgery. one think in my mind that is it is safe or not but give more opinion on this surgery and i have done at one of best hospital and my doubt is clear and my health is looking good and fit more information visit here
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite Weight loss is a huge topic among both women and a lot of men. And everyone is looking for a quick fix when it comes to losing those extra pounds, but those of us who struggle with weight problems know that there is no quick fix at all. One thing sweeping the country today is surgery to lose weight, and that is what this book, Weight Loss Surgery, talks about. This book covers gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and lap band surgeries, and explains the difference between these three procedures. Weight Loss Surgery, The Real Skinny by Nick Nicholson M.D, and B.A. Blackwood is a book to help those who have had gastric bypass surgery. You will find out that losing weight with gastric bypass surgery is not an easy journey, but following the tips and information in this book will help you live through the difficult struggles you will encounter. One thing discussed is not only just losing the weight and the way a person looks; the book goes into detail about personality changes, and these changes are different with each person. You will better understand what happens after surgery, the recovery and consequences of surgery, financial expenses that you will have with follow up and recovery, and the overall mental aspects and the moods and feelings you will experience while traveling this road. Overall, this is a very informative book to have following weight loss surgery. A few years ago, I spoke with a surgeon in detail about gastric bypass, and for me it was just too much to deal with. Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny is a book that I highly recommend if you are even thinking about any type of weight loss surgery. Reading this can help you decide whether or not you want to take this route.
VickiLN More than 1 year ago
I read this book because a relative is thinking about having this done, and I wanted to know more about what she should expect both physically and mentally. What surprised me the most was the way others may treat her after the surgery. Every patient must prepare for the actual surgery and especially post surgery, but will also need to be prepared for changes that may come from a spouse, family and friends. Not everyone will be thrilled with the changes and may even resent the person. Why anyone would be anything but thrilled that their loved one/friend is getting healthy is beyond me. The life of anyone having this done will be changed forever (asumming they don’t go back to their old habits), and that can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on their own mindset. Being prepared is more than physical, the patient must also be mentally prepared for everything that comes with the surgery. This was a quick read, very informative, easy to understand, and I think this would be a must read for anyone thinking about having weight loss surgery.
dwgodbyDG More than 1 year ago
Authors Nick Nicholson, M.D. and B.A. Blackwood writes a very informative and insightful book to help the reader explore the various pros and cons of weight loss surgery. The reader will receive views from both a  doctor and a lawyer that will enable them to see the physical, mental, financial and relational issues that could arise from such a surgery. There is the discussion of the various types of weight loss surgery and things a person should consider before, during and after the surgery. The physical appearance of someone experiencing this type of surgery is usually extreme, yet the emotional and relational issues are very real and very important to consider before this type of surgery as well. There are things to consider such as a couples relationship and how this type of surgery might impact that relationship. Should a couple not have a strong relationship prior to the surgery this might be a very difficult transition."Weight Loss Surgery: The Real Skinny" is a very well written book that will help provide informative information to the reader of things they may not have considered otherwise, thus making an easier transition should they follow though with surgery. Authors Nicholson and Blackwood educate the reader and provides helpful advice that doctors should consider using this as a tool for their patients who are considering weight loss surgery.