An unexpected complication is the effect the surgery has had on her dating life.
“If I go on a first date it’s hard, because how do I explain to my date I can’t have two glasses of wine and a full meal?” says Barboza. “Then they think you have an eating problem. Dating has been difficult.”
But despite the lifestyle changes she has had to make, Barboza has no regrets about getting the weight-loss surgery. Thanks to her smaller portions and healthy diet, she has now dropped to 142 lbs.