oh my god how do you start this conversation with your GP??
I lost six stone on a strictly paleo diet with thirty minutes boxing and skipping every day. I was 41.
Now 50 i have put 8 stone back on, I hate my self, I can't do any exercise without falling to pieces. I don't eat with my family as I'm embarrassed. Can't go for walks around the village as I'm too self conscious. Avoiding work as I can't get suitable clothes to fit.
So, living on cereal, drinking to excess once the wife and kids are in bed, to feel anything pleasant, and then binge eating whatever is in the house, hiding the packets, replacing them the day after.
I've done everything, ww, paleo, keto, sw, omad, the bloody drinks, thermoburners…
I'm not lazy, ran a few 5k's a while ago, was meeting 10,000 steps, but I'm so stuck in this.
How did you broach this with your gp, I see you've already answered this before but I'm asking again so I can pick up the phone and repeat.
Thanks in advance.
I have a good relationship with my GP so I was comfortable talking to him about it. I told him that I had been trying for over 20 years to lose weight and the number had only ever gone up and that I was feeling defeated. He said if I was curious about surgery he would give me a letter for a surgeon that would go through the options with me.
He handed me the referral letter and I sat on it for a couple of months then I just said flip it, I am not getting any younger or healthier so what's the harm in chatting to them about it? I was very nervous meeting the obesity team but they were brilliant and explained it all so well.
I think most GPs would be glad to help people get more info. The surgery is not for everyone but the only way to know if it's for you is to discuss it and get the details. It's your body and you only have one life, so don't feel bad about wanting to explore all the options.