If you are someone who has tried all the diets such as keto, paleo, or Atkins and tried going to nutritionists, personal trainers, or doctors and nothing has worked, you may think the last option is weight loss surgery. However, this is a costly mistake because these surgeries will not work.
The big question you are asking is most likely “Why nothing has worked?” The answer is most likely because you have been trying to follow plans you cannot stick to. For example, if you are doing a keto diet and cutting carbs when all of your favourite foods have carbs, you will never be able to follow this over the long term.
Another reason many people consider weight loss surgery is they are lazy. The truth is if you want to lose weight you need to put the work in to lose the weight. This means changing your habits by exercising more and having a healthier diet. These are ultimately the decisions which are going to decide your long term weight loss, not making a quick decision to have a very dangerous weight loss procedure.
Ultimately, your weight loss progress is going to come down to the calories you are taking in through food versus the calories you are burning. If you are consistently taking in fewer calories than you are burning, you are going to lose weight. The difference between losing weight this way and losing weight through weight loss surgery is if you are eating fewer calories than you are burning, this is a method which you will be able to sustain and make the necessary changes to your lifestyle that caused the extra weight.
With weight loss surgery, you won’t be able to keep the results because you haven’t changed your mindset. Eventually, you will put weight back on because you have not made any adjustments to the lifestyle which led to your weight problem in the first place. If you have the weight loss surgery but you are still overeating and laying on the sofa all day, you are going to put the weight back on immediately.
This is the main reason to not have weight loss surgery because you won’t keep results. Instead, you need to have a sustainable program and change the habits which led to your weight issue in the first place. By making these changes, you will have a defined program to help you achieve your results and have them be sustainable.
In conclusion, the only way to keep the results of losing weight is to find a program you can do every day over the long term. Instant results like weight loss surgery may help you lose 50 pounds the day you have the surgery, but if you do not change your habits, you will put all the weight right back on. Instead, if you go on a program which allows you to lose 1 or 2 pounds weight you will be making the changes to your lifestyle that allow you to stay on your program. Once these changes are made and you have found an enjoyable program that helps you lose weight, it will become easy and sustainable. This video provides more detail on how to create this sustainable diet and why weight loss surgery is not the answer.