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.

Listen to Thomas’ testimonial


Lost 76lbs

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