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?
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.
Well being over 600lbs is a whole lot better than being under it!
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.
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...
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
I will try to lose as much weight as possible using the aid of medical experts.
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
I would try to get on the "Biggest Loser' show! Really loved sneakorocksolid's comment though!
I'd stop eating.
Seriously though, it's a decision the obese person must make for themselves. Other people can't make the decision for them.
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!
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.
I watched the video. This guy weighs WELL over 600 pounds, unless he's like five feet tall!
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