OK, OK, OK…..I normally don’t post things like this, in fact I don’t think I ever have and I know that I am opening up a can of worms by posting this. Having said that, I have always promised to be real and honest with my followers and this new FDA approved weight loss method has me lost, confused and completely angered.
The device that I’m referring to is the AspireAssist device. It is a device that allows a tube to be inserted into your stomach that is connected to a‘port’ on the outside of your stomach area. Basically once you are done eating an external pump is attached to the port which allows the undigested food to be removed from your stomach and emptied into the toilet. I’m sorry…what?!
I completely understand that losing weight is difficult and for some seem impossible. Food addiction is by far (in my opinion) the hardest to overcome. We need food to survive, we have emotional ties to it, we celebrate over it, there are times that it’s our best friend. However…in my opinion….this is NOT healthy!
There is a vast amount of reasons why a person may be overweight/underweight. I don’t understand why it’s easier to create a device that has been referred to ‘assisted bulimia’ instead of creating healthier options to the public to PREVENT obesity. Our society has become a reactive one when we should be PROACTIVE. It’s time for us to take responsibility for our own health and stop trying to make excuses or find a ‘magic’…something to get us to our results.
It takes exercise, focusing on nutrition, hard work, support, and motivation. We need to get to the root of what is really going on with a person and help them to stop abusing food. The ‘magic’ whatever….pill, wrap, surgical procedure and now this pump is a bandaid. The true fix is learning balance. How to manage stress, work, family responsibilities, etc.
Lastly, I have seen so many morbidly obese people in our virtual fitness/accountability groups getting up, working out and doing what they can to take control over their life. They are doing it the healthy way, one that will build their self worth, their confidence which will change their mindset.
What’s your take on this?? I’m curious as to what your stance is.