How Bariatric Surgery Can Help You Carry Out Your New Year’s Resolution to Lose Weight
Weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions made in the United States, but it is one that can be hard to stick with through the whole year. If you are ready to commit to serious weight loss in the New Year and finally get healthy for good, weight loss surgery may be the answer for you. Here is a look at some of the reasons that bariatric surgery can help you succeed in weight loss where other methods have failed.
Long-term weight loss
Because all types of weight loss surgery alter the digestive system, you are more likely to sustain the weight loss you see than you would be with more conservative weight loss methods. Your body will be permanently tuned to a new way of eating and using energy, so your resolution for a single year can turn into a life-long achievement.
When you choose to have weight loss surgery, you will need to make a lifelong commitment to a healthy diet and active lifestyle. You will only be able to eat a limited amount of food, so you will have to always make the most of what you are eating. Physical activity is also an important part of treatment with weight loss surgery, and you should be ready to incorporate it into your regular routine.
Extreme weight loss
It is important to note that weight loss surgery is only fit for people who are considered morbidly obese. This means that you have a BMI of 40 or higher or are at least 100 pounds overweight. When you do have this much weight to lose, many weight loss programs may fall short for your needs.
To get more details on the types of bariatric surgery available to you and start planning your procedure, sign up for a Weight Loss Surgery Seminar or Support Group at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose. See our upcoming schedule of bariatric surgery events on our website or call us on our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (408) 559-2011.