Does your New Year’s Resolution usually include a pledge to lose weight? Did you join the gym last year, only to quit after a few months, or did you try a fad diet, only to see the weight you lost come back? You are not the only one! The most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight and exercise.
If your hopes of shedding pounds in the new year didn’t go according to plan, don’t beat yourself up. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that only 46% of people followed through with their resolutions.
LOSING WEIGHT IS HARD
Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off? For people dealing with obesity, many factors come into play.
Many people who carry excess weight also deal with other health ailments, such as joint pain which can make exercising difficult and sometimes painful. Even sleep apnea prevents people from getting a restful night's sleep, leading to exhaustion and skipped workouts. Staying active is important to staying healthy.
Trying fad diets can lead to yo-yo dieting. The cycle of losing weight only to gain it back and sometimes more, can be an unhealthy way to try to lose weight.
Hormones can also come into play when it comes to losing weight. Our bodies make two different hormones, ghrelin which tells us to eat and leptin which tells us when we are full. Obesity and significant weight loss affect the production of these hormones. When we diet our bodies can go into starvation mode, and our hormone ghrelin tells us to eat. Even if we are aware of this natural response we feel hungry and are tempted to eat more. Bariatric surgery works with the body to counter these responses for long-term successful weight loss. It resets the metabolism, allowing the body to burn calories more effectively and helps patients get the most out of good nutrition and exercise.
LOSE THE WEIGHT FOR GOOD
If you want to say good-bye to New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, consider long-term weight-loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is a proven method to lose weight and keep it off. Many studies show that patients maintain a 50% to 70% loss of weight 10 or more years after surgery.
Not only will you lose weight, you may also see other health benefits. Such as improvements with:
- High Blood Pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
- Sleep Apnea
- Respiratory problems
- Joint Pain
If you are interested in learning more about weight loss surgery, contact us today with any questions, concerns, or next steps you may have.
Here at Roller Weight Loss and Advanced Surgery we are known as the most advanced and experienced bariatric surgical group in the region. We have performed custom weight loss surgeries on patients from 47 out of 50 states, with many patients flying in from other states to change their lives for the better.
We look forward to guiding you on your weight loss journey.