Am I a Good Candidate for Gastric Bypass Surgery? - New York, NY

Hello everyone! My name is Ashlie and I am a 20...

Hello everyone! My name is Ashlie and I am a 20 year old college student. I have had problems with my weight since I was about 11 years old. I am currently 232 lbs and wish to go down 100 lbs, or up to whatever I feel comfortable in. I've been wanting this for so long! Is it really worth it? Any bad complications? The women in my family suffer from thyroid disease, but I have been tested and my results were negative (thankfully). In high school, I weighed 150 lbs at 16 years old and while dieting and exercising gained a tremendous amount of weight. My first thought was that I had thyroid disease and then proceeded to get tested. After finding out that I was negative for the disease, I was very confused as to why I was gaining so much weight while trying to lose it. I was on a very strict diet at the time and never sneaked any unhealthy foods or treats. I thought I was going to go insane! I was disciplining my body so hard and it rebelled against me.

I have tried diet after diet, exercise after exercise, and have seen no good results. This is by far the biggest I have ever been in my life. I am desperate and I do not know what else to do. Being obese is ruining my life. I am too young to deal with health problems, and not to mention an incredibly distorted view of myself. I have such low self-esteem! So, is gastric bypass a good surgery for me? Does anyone think that I can get this done with no problem? I have a family friend who is the same age and weighed over 300 lbs. She had it done about a year and a half ago and is incredibly thin now!

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Proper dieting is very necessary to have a good and attractive body. To loss weight and fatness, We need to go for good dieting process and also need to take foods without much oil. We need to avoid fast foods and junk foods. Diet Solution
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Go for it girl! Don't wait cuz you would of wished you did it sooner! Good Luck!
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Yep! you are... you won't regret it! You'll feel so much better and any medical problems you have will go away. Make sure this is what you want and not just a fast fix, because it takes a lot of work to keep it off! If you follow your dr. orders and stay with it no won't regain your weight back. I have seen a lot of people that had surgery and put their weight back on because of drinking alcohol and to much food intake. It is a life time commitment... I had surgery 4 years ago this month and had Tummy Tuck year ago and Love my new look... Good Luck
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