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When it comes to losing weight, some people are simply not lucky. Because of certain medical problems, standard things like physical activity and eating control are simply not helping. What does this mean? It means that the only two things left to try are medications and surgery.

Taking a pill

This might be the easiest way out of the obesity problem, but that is just how it sounds, while the truth is so far from it. It means that the pill is not effective unless combined with physical activity and dieting. Therefore, when using a pill like Xenical©, for example, it will help but do not expect miracles. Exercising and dieting is still very important and needs to be done. Unfortunately, there are those who cannot be helped with the pill, when the obesity is extreme and a pill is just not strong enough. In some extreme obesity cases sometimes even the pill in combination with the activity and diet plan is not useful enough.

Going for a surgery

Even though a surgery (liposuction, bariatric surgery and others) seems like something that is constantly done and can be called a standard procedure, it is still a surgery with all the risks that go with it. And it costs a significant amount of money, so people have to be careful when deciding whether they should go for it or not. In some cases where there is simply no choice, the surgery is the only way to defeat excessive fat. When it comes to bariatric surgery, its goal is very simple – decrease the stomach. When the volume of the stomach becomes smaller, it is logical that smaller amount of food can fit in there. This is a great effect that really works when it comes to physical part. But the mental part is something different. Even though people listen to the doctors while in recovery, after a while, they get attacked by the old eating habits and that is when a real battle begins. Stomach has a smaller volume, but it can be enlarged again, with constant overeating. As for bariatric surgery diet that should be followed, first couple of days only liquid is allowed. After that, proteins are added in the liquids, and after that juices are allowed. A period with liquids with high amount of proteins follows. This liquid phase lasts for about three months and might be a hell for some patients, but it has to be endured.

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