Morbidly obese blogger lost 14 STONE after life-changing surgery and now looks unrecognisable

Jessica Valitutto weighed 23 stone at her heaviest and claims to have shed a staggering 14 stone thanks to the bariatric weight loss op in 2010.

Following this, she alleges she had surgery to move excess skin and shared her progress with her 900,000 Instagram followers.

Although the surgery helped substantially, she said she had to work hard to get rid of any further weight and it wasn’t a “miracle cure”.

Part of her further work involved switching to a low carb diet and working out with a personal trainer.

She said on Instagram: “I finally realised the only thing you can do is to stay consistent with your goals and be patient.



“If you give up halfway, you'll go back to square one. Be patient. Eat healthily and in accordance with your goals and train seriously.”

Bariatric surgery is reserved for people who are very obese, and aims to reduce a person's appetite.

There are three main ops, surgeons use.

The first is where a gastric band is inserted around the stomach, meaning you don't have to eat as much to feel full.

Meanwhile, gastric bypass surgery is where the top of the stomach is attached to the small intestine.

This makes a person feel fuller for longer, and means they don't absorb as many calories from their food.

The third procedure is called a sleeve gastrectomy, and involves doctors removing part of the stomach itself so you can't physically eat as much as before, and feel fuller sooner.

When Jessica found out that the surgery wouldn’t be a quick fix, she was initially upset, but decided to stick with the process.

She hasn’t regretted persevering, and wrote on Instagram: “If I gave up when I discovered that bariatric surgery is not a miracle, today I would be crying with regret.”

WHAT IS BARIATRIC SURGERY?

Bariatric surgery is reserved for people who are very obese, and aims to reduce a person's appetite.

There are three main ops, surgeons use.

The first is where a gastric band is inserted around the stomach, meaning you don't have to eat as much to feel full.

Meanwhile, gastric bypass surgery is where the top of the stomach is attached to the small intestine.

This makes a person feel fuller for longer, and means they don't absorb as many calories from their food.

The third procedure is called a sleeve gastrectomy, and involves doctors removing part of the stomach itself so you can't physically eat as much as before, and feel fuller sooner.



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And Bridie Ritchie, 21, from Queensland, Australia, managed to shed a whopping 9.5 stone after ballooning to a dress size 24 because of her love of sugary and high-fat junk food.

 

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