Can I lose weight without
lap band surgery

Hi - I am due for a lap band operation on Sunday 28 March 2010 and I am now wondering do I need to put myself through this procedure to lose weight.

I have cut down on my food intake and am now eating a healthy selection of food. Consequently I have lost 2.3 stone in the last two months. (23st now 20st).

My question is if I keep to my new eating regime and exercise more can I keep losing weight without a lap band.

I am determined to stick to my healthy eating regime if it will benefit weight loss.


It is absolutely possible to lose weight without having weight loss surgery!

Gastric banding is simply a tool to help you lose weight, but it requires that you make a lifelong change in eating habits and exercise too.

More about gastric lap band surgery here and free weight loss help can be found here.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask the Dietitian.