Willis Raburu has shared his weight loss journey that saw him undergo a gastric bypass surgery.
According to Raburu, he chose to undergo the procedure since it offers a long-lasting solution and has improved his discipline in his quest for fitness.
The Citizen TV presenter says that going to the gym did not work out for him, despite working with amazing fitness trainers.
Raburu, also known as Bazu says that he has publicly shared his weight loss journey and the medical procedure he underwent to bring an end to the negative perception about it.
“I did it at Nairobi Bariatric and enjoying the process. I would like to debunk the fact that weigh loss treatment is like almost taboo in this country yet it’s so effective. And insurance companies can help facilitate it, it’s a journey towards a healthier nation,” Raburu told Citizen Digital.
He further explained that the surgery helps one in weight loss since it reduces the amount of food that one eats.
Gastric bypass is a procedure where surgical staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach. The pouch is then connected to your small intestine, missing out (bypassing) the rest of the stomach. This means it takes less food to make you feel full and you’ll absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.
In an online interview, Raburu had shared that his weight had hit 164 Kgs, leading to health complications like high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
“I respect people who go to the gym, it really is a lot of work. I would lose weight, and at times I would gain some weight so by the time I was going for the surgery I was not doing well,” he said.
The 10 over 10 host advised that there is need for people to love themselves enough to recognise when they need assistance.
“You have to love yourself enough to know that you need help and there is no shame in it because people always attach shelter, oh he has no discipline oh this one has done that,” he added.
Raburu has promised to share more information about the procedure and what to expect.