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[–] Dominus_Stercae 1 points 21 points (+22|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Most bizarre is they're often directed to lose weight before the surgery. Like 20 to 50 lbs. And they do so by controlling their diet. The irony is lost on them!

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[–] PepperSoot [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually, a lot of death fats do it by taking diuretics and laxatives. They retain so much water and are filled to the brim with waste that they can easily lose 20 pounds in a week by just drinking water constantly.

Like my cousin’s coworker.

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[–] SUPA_FUPA 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

Any bariatric surgeon is going to say this; after weight loss surgery, you are to still stick to your diet plans for the surgical treatment to work otherwise it would be wasted effort. I hate it when fats see weight loss surgery as the panacea to their problems. They think surgery will just do the work so they can munch on shit like pigs. Lapbands can be lethal if a fat overeats but then again, overeating after surgery is dangerous. After all, the stitches in their stomach can explode right open with food and stomach acid if they aren't careful and they die on the spot in a slow and painful death. Thin privilege is not needing to mangle your stomach to control your eating.

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[–] CosmoMcKinley 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

Bariatric surgery is pretty much a profitable scam at this point. It's a hardware solution to a software problem. Deathfats should be on a shrink's couch instead of a surgeon's table. 5% success rate? It'd be way past time to scrap it if there weren't so many fats lining up for the "miracle cure."

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[–] DarkSideofMoon 4 points 8 points (+12|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Hi there, while I definitely agree that cico works fine and it's more a mental issue than anything else, it is not a scam. I don't know where you got your stats from, but the success rate of DIET is about 3-5 % for the more developed types of gastric surgery its about 25-40% and the weight loss is about 30% - 50% of excess body weight. No, of course it's not a miracle cure and it's absolutely possible to cheat a surgery as OP described it. The deathfats all get mandatory therapy as well as nutritional education classes for at least a year (at least in my country) and the results are quite promising. As bariatric surgery nearly allways stops the diabetes, a bunch of follow up procedures and costs are saved by it. So... Not a scam. Source: a bariatric surgeon

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[–] DorothyMantooth 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

I will never forget the time a fat in a forum I used to belong to was whining about how she just couldn't lose the weight, guneticks guneticks guneticks blah blah blah, and she didn't eat that much--probably less than thin people ate--and how she just wanted to have her weight-loss surgery done asap.

I told her that if she really didn't eat much, weight loss surgery was not going to help her, because the way it worked was to force the patient into eating less.

She told me to fuck off and stop talking to her. Lol, oh darn, no more trading inanities with a semi-literate fat inbreed who has a page on her personal website devoted to her and her fat husband's "adult baby" perversions.

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[–] AlanTuringsGhost 1 points 12 points (+13|-1) ago 

What is it with butterbeasts and their need for Beetus drink? It's one thing to have a Merlot with a nice dinner, but Mountain Dew, Coke? WTF? Never mind what it does to the body, all the phosphoric acid destroys the teeth and gums too.

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[–] PenguinOrgy 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

I double fist Coke Zero and you can pry it out of my cold, dead, fabulously bony hands.

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[–] DorothyMantooth 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

Yeah, I love soda and drink it all the time (but I cannot imagine dumping plain sugar into a glass of water and drinking it).

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[–] nobslob 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

might want to rethink diet sodas, I read that fake sugars can wreak havoc on your gut flora. Modern science is finding more and more links between unhealthy gut flora and all kinds of diseases.

full disclosure: I still have a coke zero now and then, just not every day. I've switched to those naturally flavored waters like La Croix.

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[–] AlanTuringsGhost 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

What is the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke?

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[–] EarthquakesAreScary 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Not to mention it's destroying more than just their body. It's also chipping away at the health of our environment as a whole. Bottled drinks are one of the biggest sellers in grocery stores. And to be sure, recycling does help reduce the overall impact there. But it's really only minor damage control for a pretty huge problem.

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[–] AlanTuringsGhost 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

TBH, if we really want to save the environment we would ban the use of plastics, period. Then spend the next 50 years cleaning up all the plastic we've dumped into the oceans.

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[–] the_hidden_metric 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Actually takes more energy to recycle then it does to make a new recepticle. To be fair, it is helpful for cans as we don't have to stripmine as much aluminum and if doesn't end up in a landfill/the ocean as quickly. Paper products are probably the most effective recyclable. But as cans and bottles go, and particurally in places where they burn coal for most of their power, you are actually releasing more carbon into atmosphere by recycling.

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[–] Dominus_Stercae 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Crazier still: even if they insist on drinking carbonated drinks, there are zero-calorie sugar-free alternatives. But nope.

ETA: except when it's the diet coke accompanying a 1200 Calorie double cheeseburger and large fries.

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[–] PepperSoot [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

People who have had WLS aren’t supposed to drink anything carbonated because the fizz could expand their stomachs.

I could never. Sometimes, I live off of Diet Dr. Pepper and La Croix.

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[–] AlanTuringsGhost 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Yup, I discovered a fantastic alternative - Bai Bubbles. Comes in a lot of nice flavors like pineapple, orange, grapefruit and cherry.

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[–] DarkSideofMoon 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Ha.. I do that though, when I get my occasional BigMac. Coke and coke light taste more or less the same for me so why bother with extra calories

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[–] Carsandsarcasm 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

It is still baffling to me that you can fat so hard that you regain weight after gastric surgery. That takes effort and dedication to eat your surgically shrunk stomach back to inflated size. That is putting sugar in your water dedication for sure.

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[–] PepperSoot [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The kicker is, she didn’t even drink it. After I scowled and closed my container, she just drank her soda and threw the water away. What a waste. I don’t know if she was trying to make it seem like she doesn’t do that all of the time, but she keeps sugar packets on her. Not too hard to believe.

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[–] JustFPH 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This type of shit infuriates me

YOU LITERALLY HAD SURGERY

dont waste the doctor's/hospital's time & money if you're not going to keep your shit together

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[–] PepperSoot [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And for free!

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[–] Placetohide 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Water is the best! I don't even remotely understand this. Maybe drop these hogs in the middle of a desert for a couple of days and see how boring they think water is then.

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[–] somewhatsmart 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Guy I used to work with had that band surgery. Still ate like shit afterwards. Before that he once mentioned how he lost 52 lbs in high school, and said "I gained it all back. I don't know what happened." I responded "you obviously stopped doing what Was working." He tried to make excuses as to why that was wrong, and I didn't even respond. I just changed the subject.

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[–] DorothyMantooth 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, I don't know what happened either, man, it couldn't have been that you went back to eating like a human garbage disposal, could it? Or stopped whatever exercise you were doing? Or probably both?

(I know exercise doesn't do that much, but when I was in high school and hockey season ended so I was no longer basically running in place for an hour every day +2-3 hours every Friday night because of cheering, I gained about ten pounds--I'd never gained before like that so it hadn't occurred to me at first to cut back on my eating. Once I realized it, of course, the weight came off.)

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