The majority of the patients seen in the Khalili Center office for an initial bariatric surgery consult have already spent years attempting to lose a significant amount of weight. Most have at least one previous success story of a diet plan that enabled them to lose 10, 15, even up to 50 or 100 pounds. Unfortunately, they also have a frustrating end to their story, how the weight easily returned once the diet plan ended.
Dieting, losing, gaining, and dieting again and again is often referred to as yo-yo dieting. Your body is not designed to gain and lose weight continually. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, found that the more times a woman dieted to lose weight, the greater the decrease in her immune system function. 1 Choosing to go on repetitive diets, as opposed to shifting your lifestyle to a healthier one, is not the answer to long-term weight management. It simply does not work, and could possibly have negative effects on your health.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not as easy as it sounds. If it were, 60% of Americans would not currently be overweight or obese. However, you should not think it is impossible. With the right tools, education and support, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can occur. Khalili Center has seen the results with our own patients. Do they achieve this success alone? Absolutely not. They utilize the tool of surgery, along with our strong support program, dietary counseling, and psychological professionals. Our goal is to be with them every step of the way!
If you have questions about weight loss surgery (we hope you have plenty), Khalili Center For Bariatric Care would like to make sure you receive correct answers, not just answers we think you want to hear. For example…Is weight loss surgery a lifetime commitment on the part of the patient? Yes, you bet it is. However, with the right tools, one day you’ll find yourself realizing that you’ve completely fallen into a healthier life pattern. And not to worry, occasionally, even the best slip back into an old habit now and again. Just knowing you have a place to go, and people who care, you can get right back on track.
We look forward to bringing you more blog entries, and bringing forth a variety of topics that are of interest to our readers. Please let us know if you have a particular topic you’d like to see featured, and we’ll do our best to discuss on this blog. We would like to leave you with this thought…
“Life is not merely being alive, but being well”
Khalili Center Family
quote by: Marcus Valerius Martialis – a Latin poet from Hispania