Dating after weight loss surgery
Jewel and her mom, Justina, at Jewel’s high school graduation in June 2017, seven weeks after her bariatric surgery.As of December 2017, Jewel weighed 310 pounds, so she lost 76 pounds.Some people felt their appetite fade away; others simply replaced their food addiction with other addictions or found ways to eat more food.We wanted to capture some of that variation with people’s personal stories, to show how differently the surgery can affect people.Kevin, a retiree from Seattle, had a remarkable response to surgery.
That’s when, at age 28, he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. Then, a year ago, after he dropped a number of jean sizes, he tried Internet dating again.
been obese can control their weight, and those who’ve been heavy have less will power, said David Sarwer, a psychology professor and the director of clinical services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the Perelman School Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.