Losing Weight is Hard
Did you know it is easier to kick heroin than it is to lose weight? Did you know that most people who lose weight regain it within two years, and gain even more?
Obesity is emerging as a health epidemic around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity is rapidly spreading across all regions and demographic groups. An estimated 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese. That figure represents more than 50% of the American adult population. Of this group, 11 million adults suffer from severe obesity.
What is the difference in your metabolism between gaining ten pounds in a year and not gaining any weight? Would you believe that it is only 100 calories a day! That is the amount of calories in one beer, or less than the amount of calories found in a handful of nuts, or less than one half a candy bar. That is less than 30 calories a meal (less than the calories found in a pad of butter). That means that if you would have eaten 100 calories a day less in the last year, you would be ten pounds less today. It is easy to gain weight, it is hard to lose weight, and it is even harder to maintain that weight loss.
The band and the gastric sleeve reverses this trend. By eating less and being satisfied you are not only able to lose the weight, but maintain that weight loss. People don’t start out obese, they start out needing to lose a few pounds, and year after year those pounds increase. What if you could stop the cycle of diet after failed diet? The band allows patients to stop this cycle, before becoming obese.