Do You Remember the Story About the Woman Who Weighed 1000 Pounds? You Will Be Surprised How She Looks Now! (Video)
Obesity has become one of the biggest issues of modern society. And what’s scarier is that anyone can be obese. Namely, a person that consumes much more calories than the body needs for energy will surely gain weight easily.
Furthermore, if left untreated, the fat only continues to accumulate in the body which leads to extreme obesity. This obesity is characterized by a Body Mass Index (BMI) higher than 40. Obesity can cause many health issues, some could even be lethal.
Extreme Obesity Surgeries
Extreme obesity requires severe methods of treatments, including surgery. There are two common types of weight loss surgery and both of them can cause complications.
A gastric banding surgery is when a surgeon places a band around the upper part of the stomach in order to limit the food intake and making the person feel satiety even after consuming small amounts of food.
Whereas, a gastric bypass surgery provides the same effect by changing the way the food travels through the digestive tract. In order to do so, the surgeon bypasses a stomach portion and small bowel.
The Inspirational Story of Mayra Rosales
A woman named Mayra Rosales is a perfect example of an extremely obese person who managed to lose weight and continue her life regardless the obstacles she faced through life.
Her story inspired many people because at one point she weighed 1000 pounds. And if that wasn’t enough, she was accused of killing her nephew by sitting on top of him. Fortunately, at the end, she was cleared of all charges because it was proven that her sister was the one who killed the little boy.
Considering the fact that her sister was in jail, she found the motivation needed to lose weight so that she can take care of her other nieces and nephews. She has undergone 11 surgeries in total and started to take care of her diet.
Now, after she has lost 800 pounds, she has no longer high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Also, she is no longer a diabetic. She’s living her life to the fullest and inspires many people, teaching them that everything is possible if you just make up your mind and follow your dreams.
Check out her unbelievable life story in the following video: