The Article wrote:
Yet doctors really don’t have any other effective options for treating morbid obesity, generally defined as being 100 or more pounds overweight. Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, are rarely successful for these patients without surgical intervention.
This infuriates me... For years I've had gastric bypass shoved down my throat with this very line of reasoning. I've always refused because somewhere deep inside I knew there had to be another way, there just had to.
Morbid Obesity is a dark, gloomy forest which engulfs those in it with fear and depression. From inside that forest there seems to be only one way out, for all paths appear to lead down into the valley of death, which you are certain is the destiny that awaits you. Our way of life is like a magic road map that leads straight out of that forest and back to life, health, and happiness. One needs only to pick up the map and follow it. It's as simple as that.
Thank you Dr. McDougall, for providing the road map that restored my life to me. I will strive to be a voice that steers others down that same path to life and health. It's too late for Hilary Lane, but it's not too late for countless others.