If you were over 600 LBS...

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  1. yenajeon profile image74
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    A friend of mine, a nutritionist, is working on a project to get a morbidly obese man healthy through diet only.
    He refuses surgery, drugs, etc.
    He is simply on a drastically healthy diet. We don't know exactly how much he weighs because he hasn't been able to get on the scale but we are assuming 600-700 lbs.

    What would you do if you were in this situation, trapped by your weight and unable to live your life?

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      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      normally i would say a good strict diet while checked into a hospital would be the way to go, but in a case like this, surgery might be the better option. in this case it might be more advisable to do what the doctor recommends.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 13 years ago

    I would seek medical help with this issue..being over 600 pounds of body, that is very morbidly obese...
    the only way to solve it is with medical help, they will get the man out of the house and in the hospital , where he should be.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    Well being over 600lbs is a whole lot better than being under it!smile

    1. wyanjen profile image72
      wyanjenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      HA HA HA

      I can't imagine if I was in that situation that I would be able to do anything to help myself out.
      Whatever would have caused me to get that heavy, I would not be able to conquer.

      I don't know a lot about this subject, but I have to think that if he can do it without surgery, he will have more success in the long term.

    2. yenajeon profile image74
      yenajeonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      LOL omg hahaha.
      Yes, I would also debate between surgery and diet. It would be so simple to choose a surgery and the diet would be a lot more work. I would also seek medical help though...

    3. Mikel G Roberts profile image66
      Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree....

      Shoot Me!

  4. mega1 profile image68
    mega1posted 13 years ago

    if you are over 600 lbs, can you still feed yourself?  prepare your food?  how do you "get to" overeat when you are so morbidly obese?

  5. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    Some who are 600+ are still mobile, while others are not. Those that are bed-ridden are dependent on others for basic care needs. This includes feeding. The caregiver contributes to the disease. Part of the reason why family therapy is necessary for treatment.

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You nailed it here!

    2. yenajeon profile image74
      yenajeonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      You're right. I've spoken to his new nutritionist, and its definitely an issue in terms of how his family and caretakers and doctor have been treating and caring for him.

      I'm hoping to get an exclusive interview with the man so I can make a hub about it!

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 13 years ago

    To choose surgery at that point would be risky. All of your systems and organs have already been severely compromised.

    To choose diet would probably not work very well -- a very long haul, with a lot of damage already been done to the body.

    I cannot imagine myself in this position-- but if I were, I would  do a lot of thinking, soul searching , and write a detailed account of what happened and how it happened,  both mentally and physically, to leave as a documentation and a warning.

    I hope he finds an answer that works for him.

  7. yenajeon profile image74
    yenajeonposted 13 years ago

    Ms. Rochelle, you are absolutely right. Surgery is a risky option for anyone who is morbidly obese.
    His weightloss journey is being documented so that other people will understand the hardships and hopefully learn that they shouldn't put themselves in a similar dangerous situation.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It is very compassionate and kind of you to have this concern for your friend. I see that your main topic for writing is  fashion and 'trends'. Though these subjects are interesting-- you obviously realize that there is  a 'real life'.

      I, too, write about silly and funny things. Life is a balancing act.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image66
        Mikel G Robertsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think fashion and 'trends' are silly or funny. Rochelle Frank I'm kinda surprised you could be that obtuse, you just insulted something that is obviously important to her and made it seem small....

        1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
          Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          She probably is small-- even petite.
          But that is neither here nor there, wherever that is.

          I am not obtuse-  I am "a cute". And I also happen to believe that silly  and funny are two very important moral values. If you have read more than 30 or 40 of my hubs you would certainly know that.
          Kiss your angel.

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    Kenrick Chatmanposted 13 years ago

    I will try to lose as much weight as possible using the aid of medical experts.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I hear the secret is prune juice.big_smile

  9. bestweightlosspla profile image61
    bestweightlossplaposted 13 years ago

    i would have taken herbs and tried healthy diet. In this case, the biggest problem lies in mindset, hypnosis will work well on this kind of people

  10. wavegirl22 profile image49
    wavegirl22posted 13 years ago

    I would try to get on the "Biggest Loser' show! Really loved sneakorocksolid's comment though!

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    Denno66posted 13 years ago

    I would try like hell to put on another 600. big_smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this


      Way ahead a ya

  12. CarpetDiem profile image72
    CarpetDiemposted 13 years ago

    I'd stop eating. smile

    Seriously though, it's a decision the obese person must make for themselves. Other people can't make the decision for them.

  13. AEvans profile image75
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    I would say diet and some type of excercise , it is so sad when people are so heavy there are so many things that cause there issues. I wish all of the best for him and his progress, he will certainly need a great support group but he can do it , yes he can! smile

  14. profile image57
    leesyposted 13 years ago

    I agree on a special diet, absolutely. This person is probably harbouring emotional issues too.  All addicts do, whether its food, booze, drugs etc etc.  Personally I would love to see anyone with this type of weight problem use a stack of antioxidants.  Toxins and heavy metals stick in fat cells and then its harder to lose weight. 
    Its going to be a full on personal effort and yes support should be there.

  15. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I watched the video. This guy weighs WELL over 600 pounds, unless he's like five feet tall!


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