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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