HOW TO GAIN WEIGHT?

A. ORTIZ
on 4/23/21 9:54 am

HOW DO I GAIN 5 LBS TO MEET MY 40BMI TO BE QUALIFIED?

Cathy H.
on 4/24/21 12:42 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

Noone here is going to give you advice on how to defraud your health insurance company.

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

TheWombat
on 4/26/21 5:04 am
VSG on 06/11/18

I find it difficult to believe that someone who is close to a BMI of 40 needs any help *gaining* weight.

nursedanna
on 4/27/21 10:44 am

Qualifications for insurance generally follows these rules. BMI under 30, not qualified.

BMI of 35-40 qualify if they have 2 or more co-morbidities, like high BP, diabetes, sleep apnea....

BMI of 40 or 100 pounds over weight automatically qualify.

Call your insurance company and verify their rules.

Jmm4321
on 4/27/21 9:24 pm

I had the same issue. I was about 7lbs below a 40 bmi. My entire life has been dealing with large bureaucracies like insurance companies and I had no doubt they would not approve my wls unless they could check the box. I went thru the 6 month supervised nutritional consults but continued to eat as normal (the same way I became MO). I also slouched when the nurse took my height to make sure it registered short as possible. The insurance company still denied the first request even though all boxes were checked, and then approved on appeal.

hollykim
on 4/28/21 3:09 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On April 23, 2021 at 4:54 PM Pacific Time, A. ORTIZ wrote:

HOW DO I GAIN 5 LBS TO MEET MY 40BMI TO BE QUALIFIED?

if you are even CLOSE to needing WLS, you know how to gain weight.

 


          

 

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