Ear Staple??

By midgemills Latest Reply 2013-04-24 10:59:05 -0500
Started 2013-04-23 09:27:04 -0500

Since I have been diagnosed type 2 diabetes I am more concerned with my weight.. I am quite a bit over weight I am sure for my height and my health.. I am 4'11 189-191 so yeah more on the obese side RIGHT?? I tried taking some diet aids.. My doctor prescribed adipex for me but I didn't care for anything that will race my heart so I quit.. My daughter told me about getting my ear stapled for weight loss.. Has anybody heard of this??

Tags: weight loss

7 replies

smlwndrchar 2013-04-24 10:59:05 -0500 Report

OK Midgemills advice as best I can. As I said on my page I have this book about diabetis cure and the best for all of us is heathly eating in smaller portions. I am 5'2" and was at 188lbs. I have jave been eating well for over a month and now weigh 155 lbs-my sugar is doing real well-highest number 125 this morning. I know how hard it is to change forever the way you eat but that is what is needed to loss the weight and feel better. It is a forever way to eat. Hope this will help you and so glad you are a friend!

95ncountin 2013-04-23 22:03:16 -0500 Report

I have quite a bit weight to lose as well. Frustratingly. My BG has been coming into healthy range for about 10 days. Today, I haven't been above 140. I said all of that to say that portion control has been natural. I'm just not as hungry. The cravings disappeared. For me the key seems to be tight BG numbers. Then it has been simple. And I NEVER thought I'd say that. I've been a slave to my eating for a long time. Not any more.

For my Christian friends, I give all the glory to God for this deliverance and answer to prayer. Romans 8:28 promised good would come from T2. I'd never have guessed it. Thank you Jesus. You're the best.

manapua72 2013-04-23 20:46:40 -0500 Report

If you're just talking weight , you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want … If you do one thing … Burn it all off !!!!!!!!!!!! Learned this as a younger man … Joined the military fat yet went to basic training and lost all the weight even though I eat giant portions @ chow time … Seriously though physical activity and less calories consumed lead to weight loss … I'm older now and though I know the simple truth to weight loss it's hard and a real battle …

locarb 2013-04-23 19:45:08 -0500 Report

I hope that everything people need and pursue works for them. I have to admit, what really is required is only behavior modification. You don't have to be hungry to diet, but you do have to eat healthy food in appropriate portions. Yes, you are obese, but what is more important is that you are willing and trying to do something about it. So let go of the label and be good to yourself. Most people here wrestle with what to eat and (probably) weight. I used to too. Food has taken the appropriate place in my life. It's no longer a reward or a mindless habit. Lots of others have great advice here too.

sNerTs1 2013-04-23 14:06:27 -0500 Report

Hello Girlie,

I personally have not heard of that. The push around my area is more for lap bands and the such, none of which have ever excited me enough, but that's me. I am learning through portion control vs the right foods to eat. Like Harlan, I keep a log and sometimes see that I'm headed down a bad path and can fix it in the moment :)

I'm sorry I can't help you further. If I was in your shoes, I guess I would dig up as much information as I could, good and bad and then figure out if the goods outweigh the bads enough for me to do it. Nobody can tell you what's right or wrong for YOU.

Let us know what you decide on doing, if anything. *Hugs* Cheryl

Harlen 2013-04-23 13:51:24 -0500 Report

I seem to eat a lot less if I rite down in my log book each time I eat what I had and how much that's when I know that I am eating too much but if I don't rite it down I will eat more then I relies .

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-23 10:02:16 -0500 Report

I have heard of it and it doesn't work according to the Mayo Clinic. You risk infection as the staples are placed in the inner cartilage of the ear. The best way to safely lose weight is to control what you eat and exercise.

People tend to want to lose weight quickly and resort to diet pills which have over time proven to be harmful. Now Sensa, the appetite controller sprinkled on food is all the rage. I have a friend on that and has been for the past 8 months. She has lost a total of one pound. The reason is that Sensa states you can eat what you want as long as you sprinkle it on the food. It does not promote healthy eating, portion control or exercise. It is better and healthier to talk to a nutritionist who will help come up with a meal plan, use portion and carb control and add exercise.

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