What Does it Mean to Have a Customized Weight Loss Solution?

Do any of these suggestions sound familiar? A few weight loss pills will help you shake off those extra pounds! Have you tried one of those weight loss programs? I know a guy who tried a few natural weight loss tips and lost 100 pounds. If you’ve received any of these recommendations (or something similar), you are not alone. As you likely know, there is no one-size-fits-all weight loss solution

While diet, exercise, weight loss lunches and dinners, hypnotism, medications, and a host of other methods may work for some people, there is no guarantee that they will work for you! At GVS, Dr. Luis Benavente, our bariatric surgeon and weight-loss expert, specializes in developing personalized treatment plans with your specific needs in mind.

Your Personalized Weight Loss Solution 

Several middle-aged, plus-size people of varying ethnicities squatting during a group workout class.While many people who offer recommended weight loss methods are trying to (hopefully) be helpful, they often don’t understand the clinical aspect of obesity. The National Institutes of Health Experts Panel reported that the ability to maintain weight-loss overtime for those diagnosed with severe obesity is nearly impossible.

The problem with applying many common weight loss solutions (such as diet and exercise) in relation to severe obesity is that the condition is often resistant to long-term weight loss through these methods. An obese individual does not burn calories the way an average-weight person does. 

Certain bariatric surgeries are effective in maintaining long-term weight loss for the following reasons:

  • Reduction of Energy Intake. Some bariatric procedures reduce energy intake from foods and beverages as a result of the physical alterations that are made to the stomach. 
  • Production of Gut Hormones. Bariatric surgery has been shown to increase certain gut hormones that both decrease your appetite and provide you with a feeling of fullness. 

Looking at Weight Loss Differently

While bariatric surgery has helped countless people lose weight, especially when other methods have been unsuccessful, it’s important to remember that it is not a fix-all. In fact, bariatric surgeons emphasize the importance of eating healthy foods, finding a type of exercise that you enjoy, and following all post-bariatric-surgery guidelines. In doing so, you will help maintain a healthy weight and prevent future weight gain. 

For the best weight loss solutions, patients choose the compassionate, professional, and patient-centered care offered at GVS. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Benavente or, call us now with questions at 574-236-1888—it’s time!

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