The Surprising Reason Why People Eat Less After Bariatric Surgery

When people talk about bariatric surgery, what comes to mind? Usually procedures that decrease the size of the stomach and help patients lose dramatic amounts of weight. What if we told you, it’s not entirely the size of the stomach that causes this change?

Let’s take a moment to talk about the satiety hormone.

So what is a satiety hormone?

When you feel full – or satiated – depends on the release of a certain hormone, called Leptin, within your body. All bodies produce enteroendocrine cells which actually makes the amount of satiety hormone.

Our bodies continually check our hormone levels to see if we should be eating. If the levels are too low, we receive a signal telling us it’s time for a meal. Once we’ve eaten, the body produces more satiety hormones which, in turn, tell us to stop.

What does obesity do to people?

People who suffer from obesity are often stigmatized that they keep eating because they never feel full. As a matter of fact, people who live with this condition tend to feel full less frequently and it turns out there’s a scientific reason for this.

A study published in Scientific Reports explained why.

Researchers from St. Claraspital Basel in Switzerland and University of Liverpool, UK focused on hormonal levels in obese patients. They noticed that those patients had fewer enteroendocrine cells than the control group.

The condition made it so they couldn’t feel full.

How does bariatric surgery come into play?

Bariatric surgery increases the production of the Leptin!

The Scientific Reports study also analyzed the hormonal levels of patients who underwent the laparoscopic gastric sleeve. Researchers noticed that their levels matched those of the control group.

This is why bariatric surgery has such a good success rate. Eating reduced portions is easier for patients because their bodies are capable of feeling fuller again. It sets them up to achieve their weight-loss goals!

Come to the New York Bariatric Group.

NYBG is the #1 bariatric practice in the northeast and one of the most prominent bariatric practices in the entire country! The best part? We’re here to help YOU succeed! We offer great weight-loss procedures including

  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy
  • Gastric band
  • Gastric balloon
  • Revisional bariatric surgery

Send us a message with any questions and we’ll be more than glad to set you up along the road to success!

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The Surprising Reason Why People Eat Less After Bariatric Surgery


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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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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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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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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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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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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I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before.

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy because I had just become diabetic, and I had hypertension for many years. I lost a total of 157 pounds in 11 months. I have a brand new life. I can do things I couldn't do before. Everyone at New York Bariatric Group has been wonderful. They are kind. They are understanding. They make you feel comfortable. They will guide you every step of the way on your journey so that you can be successful.

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