Bizarre Things I Bet Nobody Tells You About Bariatric Surgery

The rate of obesity is at a record high, a lethal side effect of a modern world full of cheap food and sedentary hobbies. Science is now coming around to the fact that for people like me, bariatric surgery is sometimes the only option. But because of the continued stigma of obesity (not to mention billboards like this that make the procedure seem like a spa treatment), surgery is often seen as the easy way out for people who are too lazy to diet and exercise, like a cheat code to skinny.

Let me assure you, it’s not. They’re reaching into your guts and either clamping off part of your stomach or patching in a hunk of intestines to bypass it completely. If you think that’s the kind of thing you can shrug off in a weekend, let me tell you that …

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