NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO LOSE WEIGHT DON’T WORK WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY DOES
Vowing to lose weight is one of the top resolutions people made in 2023. If you have been sweating it out at the gym and cutting calories since the new year started, only to drop a few pounds, don’t give up on your resolutions just yet! There is another solution: long-term weight-loss surgery!
Bariatric surgery is a safe, effective long-term weight-loss solution that helps thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. Studies show that patients maintain 50% to 70% loss of excess weight 10+ years after bariatric surgery.
Many New York Bariatric Group patients have made weight loss their New Year's resolution for years with no success. But after having long-term weight-loss surgery, they are making new resolutions.
NYBG patient Donna, said she could never keep her New Year’s resolution to lose weight until she had long term weight-loss surgery and lost 133 pounds. “I probably kept them for about a red hot second, and then I fell back to my old patterns and my own ways. It's a cycle, and it's a cycle that you can't get out of. You can't get out of your own way. But once I had the surgery, I no longer needed to, because now I had the tools and the confidence and the success to be what I always knew I could be.”
WHY SIMPLY GOING TO THE GYM AND CUTTING CALORIES MAY NOT WORK
There are many reasons why New Year’s resolutions to lose weight fail.
Most people think working out and dieting will lead to weight loss. For many people it can be the start of a vicious cycle of yoyo dieting. This is a phenomenon where patients will lose weight but gain it back, sometimes gaining back even more weight than where they started.
The biological functions in our bodies play a major role in not only the way we lose weight, but how we keep it off. Studies show that our bodies actively fight weight loss through several different mechanisms.
Another obstacle to losing weight are the hunger hormones. The hormone Leptin is produced by fat cells, and tells your brain when you are full, but when fat cells shrink during weight loss, they produce less leptin, leaving you feeling less full. Your stomach makes a hormone called ghrelin, that tells your brain when to eat. When you lose weight, your ghrelin levels rise telling your brain to eat more. Bariatric surgery affects hunger hormones differently than dieting. After surgery it’s been shown that the hunger hormones decrease, which helps with weight loss.
NYBG CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT
NYBG is here to help you start your successful weight-loss journey.
We’re the best practice around and our numbers prove it:
- 27 skilled surgeons who are leaders in bariatrics, 2 Plastic Surgeons, 21 PA’s, 1
Colorectal Surgeon, and 1 Vascular Interventional Radiologist.
- 36,000 successful procedures performed with more being performed 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-and-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!
All of our hospitals are Metabolic Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) accredited facilities, which is a prestigious designation bestowed upon only the top-quality bariatric programs.
Stop waiting; start achieving better health today. Together, we’ve got this!
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