Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Trends Come and Go
Because losing a significant amount of weight is so difficult to do, a whole cottage industry has arisen to offer tips, suggestions, and methods for losing weight to the millions of dieters looking for answers. Far too often, these trends are nothing more than ineffective short-cuts that don’t lead to real results. After all, if any of these hip diet trends were scientifically proven to work, then dieters would not move on to new, different crazes each year. Bariatric surgery, on the other hand, does not wane in popularity simply because it has been scientifically proven to be the best method for losing a significant amount of weight.
While it is true that the gastric sleeve has grown greatly in popularity over the past decade, this is because people have only in the past several years realized just how effective it can be at helping patients lose a significant portion of their excess weight. While studies vary, the average patients can expect to lose 50 to 60 percent of their excess weight with weight loss surgery, and see numerous improvements in overall health. Of course, results are more likely to be positive when patients have a committed medical team guiding them through their weight loss journey, and we at Dr. Feiz & Associates aim to do just that.