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So I am starting the process for WLS through Kaiser. I won't be starting their 12 week nutrition class until June 20th. So it will be a couple months before I actually have surgery. The doctor wants me on a 1500 calorie meal plan and to start exercising starting now. My question is did losing weight before the surgery ever make you feel like , you didn't need the surgery after all??? I currently weigh 250 lb. and my BMI is 41, I am 5'6.

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I lost c. 50 lbs before surgery, but I knew from past experience that without the surgery, I would have eventually gained it back. It'd happened every time I'd done it before - at least a billion times.

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The purpose of this diet is to improve your surgical outcome (smaller liver volume, improves blood work, promotes faster healing, les incision infection and other complications). You are also already in the mind set of discipline and dietary restrictions post op helping you during the recovery. For most of us the diet and weight loss happens several times before we commit to surgery and at this time we know that we are unsuccessful long term without this additional tool. My honest advice to you is to do a lot of soul searching and have some serious and committed attempts to loose weight with diet and exercise alone before you decide to have the surgery. It is a great tool if understood and used correctly but it is also life altering and not easy at the same time. You may regret going through this road if you feel like diet and exercise will work for you to achieve your weight loss goals.

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That's exactly what happen to me twice. I thought I was losing so why have the surgery and woops I as expected gained it all back plus some.

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Thank you for the replies, I as well think that even if I lose weight I will eventually gain it back.

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