This page was influenced by an email I received from a woman considering liposuction surgery. I've posted it below, but the main thing I want you to understand is that there are definitely other alternatives to liposuction and various kinds of weight loss surgeries.
Before getting into that, I want to be the first to say that I cannot relate to being overweight or come even close. Therefore I will not in any way pretend to understand what many of you considering liposuction may be going through.
All I want you to do is read this email I received below, as well as read my site thoroughly. Hopefully, like the author of the email, you'll discover there are other alternatives. And if you still decide to go with the surgery then I wish you all the best. Just PLEASE take the time to learn what many doctors won't tell you.
Sometimes people are just misinformed about weight loss and they go about it under the wrong assumptions. Then when that doesn't work, they feel their only other option is a tummy tuck or some kind of liposuction surgery for a quick fix.
Many don't even know that the key to losing weight is actually eating more meals that contain the right kinds of foods and not depriving yourself of everything you love.
You don't have to stop eating desserts altogether. You just have to learn moderation tactics and include many more foods in your diet that contain protein, fiber and less fat. That's what this site focuses on.
I'm here to squash many of the myths that are associated with weight loss. As a person who experiences battles with stomach flab I have now learned so much and I'm delighted to share my findings with you.
Without further ado, here's an email from a woman who found this site to be her inspiration. She gave me permission to post this email here because she wants others to experience her joy. I hope it inspires and encourages you.
March 6, 2006
Hello. Yes, I love your tips, they have helped me tremendously. Before I linked on to your website, I was miserable and fed up with my stomach. I have always worked out and ate right, for the most part, but my stomach has never really changed. All of the women in my family have a big stomach and it was unfortunately in my blood to have one too.
I have worked out for years and years and it seemed like nothing I have done worked. When I started reading you tips, I made a life decision. I have so far lost 1 1/2 inches around my stomach and have gone down a pants size. I now have realized that it was my eating habits that was the problem. I have always known that you need to change your diet in order to lose the fat but when you stressed how important it was about diet to lose it, I realized my problem.
I now eat 6 small meals a day, healthy ones. Don't get me wrong, I cheat once a week, but it was so reassuring for you to say, hey, it is not the end of the world to award yourself for a job well done. I now know the proper ways of exercise of the abs as well. I am not quite where I want to be for the summer, but I am on the right track.
I want to let you know that one week before finding your website, I made an appointment for liposuction on my abdomen. The day after reading your words, I canceled the appointment and took the money I have saved and I am now using it for healthy food buying and a good gym membership. Thank you so much for your tips, it has been a life changing experience for me. I am so thankful!
Again, I don't want to come off as unsympathetic about anyone's weight situation. I'm sure there are those of you who have tried everything and have received proper consultation and discovered liposuction is the best alternative for you. That's perfectly fine and I wish you the best.
On the other hand, I know there are many more of you like Jessica who may have thought you'd tried everything but later realized you were uninformed about eating properly and perhaps just needed some guidance.
I want this website to be that source that gives you the "Aha! Moment" (as Oprah calls it). So before you schedule that liposuction surgery appointment, make sure you have exhausted all your options and make sure you have a doctor that cares more about you than getting paid from your liposuction surgery.
A good doctor will tell you that there are other alternatives besides liposuction, tummy tucks and any other kinds of surgeries. They will also be honest about any disadvantages and should give you a complete and thorough consultation before accepting you as a patient.
Please take some time to explore this site. It's not your typical dieting site that tells you to starve yourself on try the latest crash diet plan. Even though it focuses on flattening the stomach, these are tips anyone can use because in order to lose your stomach you have to lose weight all over.
You may be pleasantly surprised that you just need to understand how your body works, discover what different foods do for your body, and unlearn many of the false statments that we've been conditioned to believe.
For example, many people have it all wrong when it comes to diets. It's really the worst thing you can do. Read more about why I hate the concept of dieting here.
I really hope you have a breakthrough moment like Jessica did. I look forward to reading that email from you saying you cancelled your liposuction appointment too. There are other alternatives and they start with with educating yourself.
You can do it!