Having Trouble Losing Weight?
You’re not alone. Many people who struggle with obesity and are in a constant battle with the scale. With so many contributing factors such as genetics, easy access to poor diet options, and other environmental aspects, obesity has managed to become a bigger and more serious issue over the years. (view recent obesity statistics here)
Weight loss is a topic that is saturated with lose-weight-quick products that may really just not work. Products with the words diet, healthy, and phrases like “supports heart health”, line the grocery store shelves. Let’s not exclude the magazines showing celebrities who may have lost or gained some weight line checkout lines on our way to make a purchase.
Why Do So Many People Struggle with Weight Loss?
While diet and exercise prove successful for some, many people struggle to keep weight off for good.
As if diet, lifestyle, work environment and genetics wasn’t enough, there is another factor that is believed to affect weight loss. It was covered in a former article of ours about “set point theory”. In short, set point theory holds that your body fights to maintain a weight range that it is used to. (to learn more about set point theory, click here)
Why Gastric Sleeve is a Fast and Long Lasting Weight Loss Option
Gastric sleeve surgery has proven effective in helping thousands of patients lose weight and keep it far more effectively than diet and exercise alone. By limiting the number of calories that can be consumed, gastric sleeve surgery (VSG) serves as a great tool for fast weight loss. Because the procedure involves reducing the size of your stomach, the likelihood of overeating is greatly reduced. This promotes a greater chance at long-term weight loss, and the associated health benefits including:
- Overcoming type 2 diabetes
- Reduced risk of certain types of cancer
- Overcoming sleep apnea
- Overcoming depression
We have seen hundreds of patients, such as former patient Gabrielle lose 100 pounds or more within just their first year after surgery.
Although weight loss with sleeve is highly successful and dramatic results are seen within six months to a year, results are maintained long-term by creating good lifestyle habits.
At Mexico Bariatric Center, our registered dietitian is available to assist our patients with their diet before and after surgery to increase success. By following guidelines set forth by our bariatric dietitian & medical professionals, including keeping physically active, bariatric patients have a greater success with long-term weight loss.
Gastric Sleeve Qualifications
If you are considering gastric sleeve and want to know if you meet qualifications, you can fill out a quick pre-screen and a patient coordinator will call you to discuss things further.
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