When it comes to losing a significant amount of weight, nothing beats bariatric surgery. Study after study confirms what I have seen with my own gastric sleeve patients — not only does surgery help patients to take off more weight than diet and exercise alone, but they also tend to keep a lot of this weight off many years later. In fact, nearly 90% of bariatric patients have kept off at least 50% of their excess weight several years after surgery.
In this blog, I discuss some of the reasons gastric sleeve patients experience such a high rate of success.
Permanent Changes to Your Stomach
After gastric sleeve, your stomach is constricted so that it feels full sooner. The stomach’s smaller size should last indefinitely, meaning that you should continue to have a lighter appetite throughout your life. So long as you feel satiated sooner and are mindful of your eating habits, you should be able to maintain weight loss for the long term.
Hormonal Changes, Too
In addition to shrinking the stomach, gastric sleeve removes the fundus. This is the part of the stomach that produces ghrelin, a hormone that signals hunger to your brain. This further helps you to avoid feelings of hunger that may provoke you to snack between meals or eat more than necessary overall.
At Endobariatric, we understand that surgery is just one important part of your weight loss journey. To better set you up for success, we also have you establish relationships with professionals. Our therapist assists you in reexamining your relationship with food. Our dietician shows you how to fuel your body in efficient and calorie-reducing ways. For many of our patients, these lessons are adopted for a lifetime.
It’s Easier to Stay Physically Active
Everyone should exercise, but it’s certainly easier for people to work out when they are not morbidly obese. After losing a significant amount of weight with gastric sleeve, you may find yourself more enthusiastic about exercising than you used to be, in large part because you can now maneuver your body more easily. Once you find forms of exercise that you consider fun, maintaining these habits should be easier.
Schedule a Consultation
Why devote your time to a diet plan that lacks a long-term success rate you can feel confident about? For a weight loss solution that helps you to shed excess weight indefinitely, speak to me, Dr. Guillermo Alvarez, about the many benefits of gastric sleeve surgery. Call 1-800-381-8115 to learn more.
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