I read this post on another bandster’s blog and wanted to share it – www.thedandybandy.blogspot.com
I know a lot of you out there have only heard of the Lap-Band but aren’t really familiar with EXACTLY what it is.
Let me just start by addressing some negative ideas about the Lap-Band that I have encountered.
* “CHEATER! Lap-Band is the easy way out…the magic pill.”
—-You couldn’t be more wrong…. The Lap-Band is anything but easy, The Lap-Band is simply a tool for weight loss, just like anything else anyone else does (weight watchers, Atkins, pills, shakes etc…) Just like any other tool, when used incorrectly it doesn’t work.
* “The Lap-Band keeps you from eating all the bad foods.”
—–Wrong again! Most people who are banded can still basically eat whatever they want. The Lap-Band does not make healthy food choices for you, that’s still up to you.
* “So once you get the Lap-Band, you will lose all your weight really quick.”
—–Everybody now… WRONG! The lap band will only help you lose up to 60% of your excess body fat. The rest is completely up to how hard you are willing to work.