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5 hours ago, Medowsweet said:

Any short, informative, layperson articles about setpoint and such you know of?

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/health/bariatric-surgery.html

"Most people believe that the operation simply forces people to eat less by making their stomachs smaller, but scientists have discovered that it actually causes profound changes in patients’ physiology, altering the activity of thousands of genes in the human body as well as the complex hormonal signaling from the gut to the brain.

It has become clear that bariatric surgery changes the entire setting of a complex, interlocking system. There is no one place to tweak it. To show what is involved, Dr. Kaplan reports that surgery immediately alters the activity of more than 5,000 of the 22,000 genes in the human body. "

I found this article really enlightening, and it was really the catalyst that made me decide to go this route. It's the one I will show to my husband when I tell him what I'm doing - I will not tell him yet as he will try to prevent it. He is one of the naysayers.

I have extreme hormonal and metabolic issues, which are not going to go away. Yes, I "barely" qualify at my current BMI - but this is because I eat 1300 or less a day and do 10,000 steps. Have lived like this for 3 years now. Have not lost any weight - all I can do is avoid gaining. And it's exhausting. So what happens in 10 years, 15 years - when I can't keep this up anymore? The way I see it is I'm future-proofing my health.

Your loved ones should be proud of you for putting your health first, unfortunately there is so much fat-shaming around.

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Goldilocks I am proud to know you, you sound li a,level-headed young lady👩 and I hope to watch as your story,unfolds!😛

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6 minutes ago, Frustr8 said:

Goldilocks I am proud to know you, you sound li a,level-headed young lady👩 and I hope to watch as your story,unfolds!😛

Och, what a sweet thing to say!

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