Why Weight loss Surgery is just another form of CICO and won’t work

#Keto_Coach_Jack talks weight loss surgeries and why they don’t work.

Hint: It is CICO to the extreme

CICO = Calories in/Calories out

I love watching this show called Marketplace. I stumbled on this one. It is about the lap band weight loss surgery.

If you listen to the people interviewed you hear some common trends.

1. They lost weight but gained it all back
2. They were still able to eat as much as before just in smaller increments.

These surgeries are supposed to work in one way regardless of the type.

You eat less so you lose weight.

We know this doesn’t work and every single long term calorie restriction study clearly shows this. If you eat less you slow your metabolism, go into starvation mode and end up gaining the weight back. The NIH study of the Biggest Loser contestants showed that eating less and moving more results in slowed metabolism and weight regain regardless of how little you eat and how much you work out. This shows that even if you physically can’t eat you either don’t lose weight or you lose then stall and gain it all back.

No matter how many “Experts” tell you it is all about you eating too much and that you are weak, it will never change the fact that weight is a hormonal issue and not a calories issue.

Biggest Loser contestants regain weight even though they continue CICO methodology

Marketplace – Is weight loss surgery worth it?

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6 Replies to “Why Weight loss Surgery is just another form of CICO and won’t work”

  1. It’s not only about the calories. After surgery you cannot eat a lot of carbs as well because of the dumping syndrome you will experience. You cannot eat much so you have to be very strict in what you eat and the less carbs the better. I know that a lot of people don’t experience any dumping at all and can eat a lot of food after surgery but there are people who really did benefit from bariatric surgery, like myself and 5 years post op I am still slim and more healthy then before. The hormonal issue you are referring to is possibly the hyperinsulinism (I guess) and being forced to eat low carb you manage that issue as well after surgery.

    1. You are one of the very few that is lucky. You are not the norm. There are also people that have been able to calorie restrict and keep it off but again. Not the norm. You are the 1% not the 99%.

  2. I am 12 years post op gastric bypass rny…I have had regain (around 35 lbs) and I have been hearing a lot about common sense keto among wls forums. My question is using your calculator my TDEE is 1740 Calories, PROTEIN is 44 g and FAT is 164 g. Does this sound appropriate for a long term post op person who still has a gall bladder (I know it’s become common practice to remove it during wls)?

    1. I like to see people eat no less than 1800 cals

      20g carbs
      50g protein
      170g fat

  3. I had a gastric bypass in Aug 2005, after using your calculator it says I should consume 1740 cal, 44 g of Protein, and 164 g of fat (38 yr old female, 4 ‘10, and currently 153.5 lbs) Does this sound appropriate for a long term post op like myself?

    1. I usually recommend no less than 1800 cals for women.

      20g carbs
      50 protein
      170 fat

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