Diets don’t work — the lapband does. In fact, diets might lead to increasing weight gain. Weight comes on slowly, because you consume more calories than you burn. In order to gain ten pounds in a year you only need to consume 96 calories over the calories you burn! The LAP-BAND works by allowing you to eat less, and be satisfied. Where do your calories come from? Do they come from eating a bit more at meals than you should? Do they come from eating between meals—the high calorie snacks?
Weight loss is a simple concept—if you eat less then you lose weight. The problem is that eating less isn’t easy. Attempting to eat less makes you hungry later. What is in your house to eat when you are hungry? What do you eat when you are hungry? Imagine being able to eat less and feel satisfied, not only for that meal, but having that sense of satisfaction (satiety) last until your next meal. That is what the LAP-BAND can do for you.
People gain weight because they eat slightly more than they burn. If you eat 96 calories a day more than you burn then at the end of a year you will weigh ten pounds more than you do now. Do that for five years in a row and you have gained 50 pounds.
Do you know how many calories you burn a day? Here is a fun exercise. Calculate the amount of calories you burn a day now, and calculate how many calories you would be at your ideal body weight. To do that click here.What you may be shocked to find out is that to be a 150 pound person you have to eat like a 150 pound person – and there are not that many calories a day difference, but it is enough to be the main reason that DIETS DON’T WORK in the long-run. How can you eat those fewer calories and maintain the weight you want? The LAP-BAND. Recently shown in clinical trials to be more effective and long-lasting than diet alone. That wasn’t in patients who were morbidly obese—that was in patients who only had 50 pounds of weight to lose!
To have sustained weight loss, you need The LAP-BAND.
But installing a LAP BAND isn’t the only thing that leads to permanent and sustained weight loss. It is knowing how to use the band, knowing when the band needs to be adjusted, knowing how much to adjust it. But even more, it is providing support that goes beyond the mechanics of the band.
Our practice is dedicated to the success of our patients. Our practice is a series of success stories, of patients who have gotten to goal, and share their insights with you. We have spent year studying what it takes to get there, and more than the operation—it is knowing how to use it that sets our practice apart.