4 Ways to Make the Most Out of Spring with Weight-Loss Surgery
Spring has finally sprung, making now the perfect time to enjoy warmer weather and shake off any lingering winter blues. Nice weather can seem like a luxury, so we want to help everyone take advantage of it! Read on to find out 4 ways to make the most out of spring with weight-loss surgery.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Plants are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is a beacon, inviting us to spend more time outside. Whether that means exercising more often in the sunshine, taking your lunch break in a local park, or just enjoying a leisurely walk down a nature trail, weight-loss surgery can help you increase your time outdoors and enjoy it more.
The benefits of bariatric surgery extend beyond losing unwanted weight. These procedures improve and even overcome type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure in addition to reducing the symptoms and effects of COPD and joint pain, especially in the knees. Not only does this make exercising easier, it also allows for more outside activity!
After surgery, people can break out of potentially sedentary lifestyles and adopt more active behaviors.
Enjoy Seasonal Favorites
Along with longer days, spring brings us wonderfully flavorful fruits and vegetables like strawberries, green beans, oranges, and pineapples. While diets might limit your food options, weight-loss surgery allows you to enjoy these great foods while eating less and still feeling full.
Bariatric surgery achieves this by:
- reducing the size of your stomach
- resetting your metabolism to burn more calories
- changing your set point to maintain a lower weight
- decreasing ghrelin – the hunger hormone – production
Instead of subscribing to unhealthy eating regimens, bariatric surgery encourages a focus on healthy, sustainable habits, increasing food enjoyment and meal options. After all, variety is the spice of life and living well!
Peace of Mind
Weight-loss surgery does more than help improve the body, it can offer peace of mind. A study published in the Archives of Clinical Psychiatry found that these procedures can improve patients’ psychological behavior – often leading to a decrease in negative eating habits and mood disorders and improving body image.
Bariatric patients lose their excess weight, overcome negative weight-related conditions, experience an increased quality of life, and live longer overall. All of these benefits add up to create an unparalleled sense of security and comfort.
Many people seek help because they are worried about their health. They want to be able to sleep through the night, get through a work day without pain, and live the lives they want. They want to stop having to worry about the future and enjoy the time they currently have.
This desire isn’t based on age – even Hunter, a 20-year-old patient, knew that he wasn’t doing everything he wanted:
“I felt like I was just existing before, I was just coasting, every day I lived to eat and now I live my life which is good.”
Go on Adventures
Weight-loss surgery is more than helping people get outside, lose weight while enjoying their meals, or experience peace of mind. Those that choose bariatric surgery gain the confidence and ability to lead the lives they desire; imagine celebrating weight loss in the warmer months by finally going on rollercoasters with the kids, achieving that half-marathon goal, or hiking to the top of a mountain with ease.
After their procedure, patients can explore lifestyles and activities that were once off-limits. No matter what life brings post-surgery, you don’t need to worry because you’re never alone: we’ve got your back.
Start Your Journey with NYBG
At NYBG, our 13 expert surgeons are leaders in medical weight loss and are ready to help everyone achieve the healthier life they want and deserve. From day 1 to day 1001, we’re here every step of the way. All our specialists – dietitians, cardiologists, surgeons, psychologists, and everyone else – are under one roof, so you only need to take one day to get ready for surgery. We are available 24/7 to help provide you with any extra guidance you may need to ensure a successful weight-loss journey. These are just a few ways we go above and beyond for all our patients.
COME TO NYBG.
When it’s time to start a successful weight-loss journey, it’s time to call NYBG! We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:
- 13 skilled surgeons leading the field of bariatrics
- 15,000 successful procedures performed, with more occurring each day
- The #1 gastric balloon practice in the country by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
- 24/7 access to online seminars
- 100s of videos for patients and their support network explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients’ successes
- Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
- Since 2000, we boast 18 years of success!
Our commitment to patient success and excellence has earned us accreditation from the Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). This prestigious achievement recognizes only the top bariatric practices. Stop waiting; start achieving better health today.