Even though she weighed 350 lbs on her 21st birthday, Jennifer still wasn’t motivated to shed the pounds. All she remembers is always wanting to eat: “I was eating a lot of carbs and I was constantly hungry — I couldn’t go two hours without eating.”
After many false starts, Jennifer finally found the strength to give it another shot and went on a strict diet. This time she was able to shed 35 lbs while on the low-carb, high-protein diet.
But she decided to take even more drastic measures and consulted her doctor to find out about gastric bypass surgery. She still weighed 320 lbs and didn’t feel good about herself.
In February of 2016, Jennifer finally had the operation. She felt that it was her last chance at a normal life: “As I was being wheeled into surgery I was just smiling and telling everyone how ready I was.”
After the surgery, Jennifer had to be careful about what she ate and drank. For the first two weeks she was only allowed to consume fluids, then she had to learn how to eat all over again. During her stay at the clinic, Jennifer made a friend who helped her to continue with the healthy diet she had started before the operation. Continue…