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I had RNY on Dec. 9 of last year. I had the same fears and doubts that you do, as I also could eat and eat. My starting weight was 325.I found (find) it extremely helpful to be involved with my surgeon's support groups, as well as meeting with the nutritionist regularly. I also was required to attend several classes before the surgery and received LOTS of education on how to eat and cope post op. I cannot stress enough the importance of all this.It might be helpful to start seeing a counselor now for those "head hunger" issues we all have. It is easier in the beginning-you really won't be hungry and some people will throw up or dump if they eat too much/wrong choices. I never did that.
You CAN be successful with this! It is life changing and life saving!Now, at 9 month out, I am hungry a lot and rely on my previous training and continuing support groups (2 per month) to keep things under control. I have lost 135 lbs and I am determined to not go back.
Any WLS will work for you.
Only you can decide what surgery is best for you. What kind of foods do you binge on? What type of eater are you?
Have a plan in place before surgery. What are you going to do when you want/need to emotional eat? Exercise? Start today.
Plan on attending bariatric support groups.
We are all "professional dieters". We lose the weight and gain it back plus more.
It took me 2 years to get to goal size 6/8.
I exercise everyday, go to bariatric support groups, follow the rules and have embraced lifestyle change. It's all about lifestyle change, moderation and exercise.
You can out eat any WLS. No WLS is the magic bullet. Even DS'ers can gain weight, but it seems they have an easier time getting that weight back off just by cutting back on the carbs.
You have lots of choices to choose from. Good luck. I love my RNY.