Fad Diets Don't Work

So many of our patients have tried fad diets that claim they will lose weight fast, but they end up gaining all the weight they lost back, and often even more.   
New York Bariatric Group patient, Colleen remembers what life was like before she lost 127 pounds with long-term weight-loss surgery. “I tried to lose weight in various different ways. I tried diet pills. I've tried shots. I've tried exercise, meal routines. Nothing seemed to be successful.” 

Before losing 240 pounds following his bariatric surgery Rob tried every diet he could. “I always tried different diets, different programs, meal supplements, all that. Over the last couple of years the weight got worse, my health got worse.” 

Fad Diet, False Claims

Fad diets may also play a role in weight cycling—the pattern of losing and regaining weight can increase the risk of obesity. Even if you lose pounds quickly like the weight-loss program promises, the diet itself will likely be hard to sustain.  Researchers found that some individuals with initial success with commercial diets gained at least half the weight back within just two years. 

Fad Diet Dangers

The Federal Trade Commission warns that claims that you can lose weight without changing your eating and exercise habits just aren’t true. They also add that some fad diet weight loss products could even hurt your health. They recommend watching out for false promises often seen in weight loss ads.
You don’t have to watch what you eat to lose weight.
To lose weight, all you have to do is take this pill. 
You can lose 30 pounds in 30 days.
Lose weight with this patch or cream. 
The FDA published an alarming report that it has found weight loss products that contain dangerous drugs or chemicals not listed on the labels that can be harmful to a person's health. Some of the ingredients can pose a serious risk of drug interactions with a person’s current medication. 

Lose the Weight and Keep it Off

Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long-term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. Many studies show that patients maintain 50% to 70% loss of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.
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:
23 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 4 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, and 1 Colorectal Surgeon.
30,000 successful procedures performed with more every day
The #1 gastric balloon practice by volume – most balloons placed in the United States
Access to online seminars, support groups, cooking demos, and Q&A sessions
100s of videos for patients explaining procedures, answering common questions, and showcasing previous patients
 Multiple offices located in three states; NY, NJ, CT
Since 2000, we boast over 20 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. Together, we’ve got this!
New York Bariatric Group is implementing and enforcing strict guidelines put out by the Center of Disease Control and the Department of Health in order to keep our staff and patients safe.
We are offering in-person and virtual consultations to ensure that everyone is able to get the information and care they deserve without feeling pressure to leave their home.

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Fad Diets Don't Work


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Lost 76lbs

Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Lost 76lbs

Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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Lost 92lbs

Samantha's success story

I feel like a completely different person.

I had the gastric sleeve procedure. The driving factor behind me getting this procedure was my health. I didn't feel good physically or mentally. I had joint pains, even standing was difficult sometimes. Emotionally, this surgery completely turned my life around. I have so much more confidence. So much more happiness. I feel like a completely different person. I feel stronger. I feel able to accomplish more.

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Lost 99lbs

Eileen's success story

It saved my life.

The driving factor behind me getting my procedure was that I couldn't get up off the floor with my granddaughter. That was my why. That was my big reason for having this surgery done. After surgery, it was a little bit of a struggle with what to eat. What you put in your mouth that you don't even think about. You don't think about what you're eating or how you're eating and portion size. It's what I do now every single day. The procedure has changed my life in so many ways. It saved my life.

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Lost 126lbs

Brittany's success story

I am totally comfortable in my own skin.

I think I always grew up identifying myself as less than other people because I was fat. I decided to tackle that and just live my life. I had a sleeve gastrectomy. It changed how I view myself. How I communicate with people. I'm able to be much more of myself and live the life I always thought I should have been living. I am totally comfortable in my own skin. You have the tools you need to succeed here.

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Lost 157lbs