Woman Who Dropped 120 Lbs. After Gastric Bypass Surgery Says It’s Not an ‘Easy Way Out’

“The sugar hits your intestines quickly so it makes you feel sick,” she explains. “Even if I wanted to do a full cupcake, I can’t, but I can have a fourth of a cupcake. [The surgery] really keeps you in check. It really helps you control what you’re putting in your mouth.”

For Barboza, having bypass surgery has meant making a complete lifestyle overhaul.

“You’re life is going to change — it’s really wonderful and you’ll have great results — but you really have to commit,” she says. “You have to realize that this is a tool, and how you implement the tool is the result you’re going to get.”

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