You read it right – recently the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association) approved a new weight loss device for use in treating obesity in Australia…which is probably the MOST unhealthy way to lose weight. Meet the AspireAssist – which is a tube that connects to your stomach and drains undigested food from it into an external holding device. This apparently stops your body from absorbing 30% of all calories consumed! Read more here: https://www.smh.com.au/national/health/medical-bulimia-doctors-concerned-about-stomachdraining-device-for-obesity-20170514-gw4l2v.html
Seriously, I can’t think of a more ridiculous way to lose weight! And it seems I am not the only one who thinks so: some doctors describe it as ‘medical bulimia’ and question its safety if being used in the long-term.
More importantly, my problem with it is the total lack of education: what will an obese person fitted with this device learn about eating? It seems to me that all they learn is, ‘it’s ok for me to eat what I want, my AspireAssist will get rid of the extra calories”. Can you imagine these people at a buffet? Talk about giving someone a licence to eat whatever they want! Seriously, this is a ‘quick fix’ and provides ZERO education on how to eat well.
So if you want to lose weight, you don’t need an AspireAssist! You need The Natural Way! Our programs are lifestyle friendly – and we teach you how to eat, portion sizes and basically ensure you understand how to nourish yourself while you lose weight! No shakes or frozen meals here! The individual support we offer you ensures that you stay motivated AND we educate you on HOW to eat once you are at goal, so your weight will never be a problem for you again! If you want a slim future, call The Natural Way today on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) OR visit our website www.thenaturalway.com.au