Your Body Fights Weight Loss: Bariatric Surgery Can Help

Have you started your New Year’s resolution to lose weight, but the pounds aren’t falling off like
you hoped? You are not the only one. You start with good intentions by changing the way you
exercise and eat. You may lose some weight initially, but then the weight loss plateaus. It’s not
your fault! There is a reason why your body will fight weight loss. It’s called set point theory.


Set point theory is when your body fights to maintain its weight in a set range. Most people stay
within a small range of body weight (about 5 to 10 pounds) throughout their adult life. When you
try to eat fewer calories to lose weight, your metabolism slows down and you burn fewer
calories in an effort to hold onto that weight. When you diet, your hormones also tell your body
to eat so it doesn’t starve. All of these things make your body want to gain the weight back to
your set point, and sometimes gain more.

Gradual weight gain over several years can also trick your body into adjusting your set point
weight. Whenever you try to lose weight, your body will fight to regain the weight you lost.


Achieving long-term weight loss that lasts can be much more complicated than just diet and
exercise. You need to convince your body it can survive at a lower weight.

Bariatric surgery actually helps lower your set point which can lead to long lasting weight loss.
The surgery causes a change in your hormones that tells your body you are not hungry, and
that you feel full. Along with a healthy diet and exercise many New York Bariatric Group
patients have lost weight and are keeping it off.

“I’ve lost 133 pounds and kept it off for five years!”, says Donna, a teacher who now has the
energy to keep up with her students. Robert, who became a volunteer firefighter after losing
weight, says, “I’ve lost 240 pounds in about 15 months thanks to the New York Bariatric

Sharon George, NYBG registered dietitian adds "Long term success for weight maintenance at
a healthy weight/BMI includes adopting a healthy lifestyle. At NYBG we promote living your best
life! Nutrition, behavior change, healthy lifestyle, and exercise are ways that we can help your
body reach and maintain a lower weight set point."


NYBG is here to help you start your successful weight-loss journey.

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.

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 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!

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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Your Body Fights Weight Loss: Bariatric Surgery Can Help


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

Desiree's success story