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Too Much Control May Put You under the Knife

Are You Using Willpower to Waylay Weight Loss Surgery?
Many of us are hearing the efficacy of weight loss surgery for overweight individuals who are past the point of utilizing self controlled dieting and exercise to counteract the havoc wreaked on their health by hearty portion size and lack of activity. The idea of being sliced and diced and reducing your stomach to the size of a childís fist is unseemly at best, and many attempt a last ditch effort to avoid the walk of willpower defeat into the office of the sickle wielding surgeon. But you may be surprised that drastic measures may put you in that very office to have an organ removed that typically overreacts to weight loss in a painful way.

Weight loss has always been recommended to be a slow and gradual process; the fear of losing too much too fast translates into quick regaining of weight thought gone. Thatís not the only thing to fear. The gallbladder is a small pear shaped organ attached to the back of a liver like a sucker fish on an aquarium wall. It is responsible for digesting that fats that you eat so that they do not run right through you, quite literally. Once you ingest fats, the gallbladder responds by contracting to excrete bile into the small bowel, but it also does this when you are losing weight and your body is processing your own fats through the liver.

Losing weight too quickly will force the gallbladder to work harder than it can to push the bile out and fill back up. The bile becomes stagnant and thick making you prone to stone development. Gallstones are a painfully acute affliction requiring surgery to remove the offensive organ and they increase with large weight fluctuations that occur with fad dieting and pregnancy. So while losing weight is a good idea, so is making sure you do it in a way that doesnít jerk the proverbial rug out from under the organs that are overworked to support the too much of you there is already. A slow and steady change that translates to a lifestyle modification is best for everyone in the long run. So maintain your control over what you put in your mouth, just donít be maniacal about it.