The body is a perfect calorie counter. The amount of weight you maintain is determined by your metabolism and the amount and the type of food you consume, as well as liquid calories.
The band and the plication allow you to eat a smaller portion, and keep your appetite in control for hours.
The band does not work by “restriction” rather by appetite suppression. The plication works by restriction.
Weight loss occurs two ways: eating less for meals and not feeling hungry between meals.
This occurs at a pace of about 50-100 pounds in the first year, again depending on the choices made and the metabolism of the individual.
Speaking of metabolism—because the brain is fooled by thinking a person has eaten a large meal—there is no decrease in metabolism. But we not only teach you to make healthy food choices, but to eat meals regularly: maintain your metabolism, get healthy.