If you could eat all your wanted of anything you wanted and thirty minutes later hook up a hose to your belly and WOOSH! dump out a hefty percentage of the not yet absorbed food (a.k.a. calories) into your friendly nearest available toilet - - - would you do it?
If you are a food addict or a compulsive eater or a morbidly obese person who thinks everyone and everything else is to blame for your body size (No judging anyone - I am a card-carrying member of the Island of Denial in the Land of Excuses - I've dwelled in that place), you have probably considered or used unsafe pills, bulimia surgical devices, surgical digestive track altering and just about everything else to drop the weight.
Found out about this new device via Mir (Princess Dieter) over at Happy Weight After. Mir shares her horror in her own post on this subject.
If you have not already read the ABC News article on the stomach pumping machine that makes calories disappear, please read it and tell me what you think.
I think that some people are going to look at this device, which does exist and is one step away from being marketed to you, and think it is the answer to their excess pounds. I find such a thing scary because I know there was a time when I would have considered anything - anything short of putting down the food. . . . this is for obese people who will not stop eating. I was that person.
Today this scares the crap out of me. I have experienced a better way of life because I had to rely on more than a surgically implanted food extractor. If I had such a thing where would my motivation be to eat healthy or exercise. Why would I want to stop eating? What if keeping the pounds off was mostly the action of hooking up and sucking out? Is that scary?
Remember when you were at your most desperate moment, whether it is 15 years ago or today - it does not matter. Just think of how you felt and that moment and tell us: would you have considered it?