‘Just eat less and move more’ - Living with obesity since early childhood, I heard this countless times. Unfortunately, as millions know, this is often not the case. My body seemed to resist weight loss at a certain point and the weight came back without fail. It was like waging a war with my own body.
Despite being a healthcare professional, advice from colleagues or senior physicians was always just ‘eat less, move more’. Help finally came through bariatric surgery. Lifestyle transformation becomes possible when your body isn't resisting your effort. I lost a portion of my stomach but gained back my life and health.
I've dedicated my career to helping patients with obesity to get evidence-based treatment for their individual needs. I also hope to educate my fellow health professionals to better support people with obesity. After years of delay, I finally got the treatment my problem required. I strive to ensure that my patients experience better.