You cannot ignore the impact addiction to food and lack of exercise is having on America. In the US this form of bondage has no respect of persons. The epidemic has reached down into families and taken hold of fathers, mother and children no matter what the socioeconomic status.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported "more than one-third or 35.7% of US adults are obese." That number is destined to increase to half or even higher if parents, families and individuals do nothing to fight back.
When weight loss surgery became a serious option for me all the reasons why I should not take such a drastic path came to mind. Should Christians get weight loss surgery? Will I survive? Why not just try one of those popular methods advertised heavily on television again? What I realized is this. There is a war going on and a sense of urgency is necessary for the believer.
When I finally decided to have the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass it was not because I did not look good to myself or men. It had everything to do with how I looked to God.
I went to surgery on February 4, 2013 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore based on two scripture.
1. Romans 12:1 elaborates on a time when the help to offend must be cut off.
2. Mark 9:42-49 speaks about what is a believer's reasonable service to God.
I do not want you to think that I am saying weight loss surgery is for everyone because it is not. I advise you the believer and everyone else considering this method to do your research and above all pray for guidance first. Check out some of the other weight loss and diet options others are talking about under suggested links below.
For your information, I chose Mark D. Kligman, M.D. head bariatric surgeon at the University of Maryland Center for Weight Management and Wellness here in Baltimore as well as Katherine G. Lamond, M.D., M.S specializing in laparoscopic weight loss surgery.
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