Bariathletes: Truly Inspiring
23 Aug, 2016

Inspiring story about a lady who following weight loss surgery started competing in her first triathlon. Apart from being able to finish it which she could never even dream of doing prior to surgery, it is has encouraged and stimulated her to plan to complete an Olympic distance triathlon and an Ironman challenge.
Perhaps the striking thing about this story is one’s internal desire to be able physically to do what previously was considered impossible. A “conquer the mountain” moment which is only possible with weight loss surgery in this case.

The nutritional aspects of becoming an athlete can be challenging for someone who has had weight loss surgery, however it can be overcome with good advice from a dietician.

Written by Mr Ahmed Hamouda

Mr Ahmed Hamouda is The Director of Weight Loss Surgery Kent. He is a highly trained and experienced Consultant Bariatric and General Surgeon.
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