Why Weight-Loss Resolutions Fail

Are you having a hard time sticking to your New Year's Resolution to lose weight?  Don’t feel bad–you are not alone.  While most people have good intentions to follow through with exercising more or eating healthier, a study from the University of Scranton discovered that most people give up on their resolutions after just one week!

Why don’t weight-loss resolutions work? Researchers say setting expectations too high or neglecting to plan how you will reach your goal can lead to failure.  For example, making a resolution to lose 50-pounds may not be realistic, especially when your body does not want to cooperate.

Weight-loss resolutions in particular are made difficult by a number of biological factors! 


“Yo-yo dieting” is very common among people trying to lose weight; it refers to the cycle of dieting, losing weight, stopping the diet, and gaining weight back, repeated again and again. All of this is an extension of our bodies trying to keep us from dying of starvation under the assumption that the weight loss is unintentional.

Mary who lost 120 pounds with long-term weight-loss surgery and struggled with fad diets said, “I had tried to lose weight in so many different ways, whether it be restrictive, to taking medication, but after a year I wasn't getting those long term results.“


Health conditions that many overweight and obese people face can make exercising extremely challenging. Conditions such as:

  • Joint and Bone Pain
  • Heart Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Type 2 Diabetes

At New York Bariatric Group, our patients often tell us how their weight-related medical conditions hold them back from being active.

Lorena’s joint injuries stopped her from doing the things she loved. “All the physical injuries I was having, I couldn't handle it anymore. I couldn't play tennis anymore, I couldn’t walk my dogs, and everything was just slowly being taken away from me.”

“I had suffered an injured ankle...and weight gain was putting so much pressure on it that I could not experience...any type of sports activities,” said Jamie who now skis and bikes since having his successful long-term weight-loss surgery.


If you want to say good-bye to New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, choose a solution that works! When it comes to scientifically proven, long-term weight-loss, bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose 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:

  • 21 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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Why Weight-Loss Resolutions Fail


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