Las Vegas Women: Why do you think so many people are turning to bariatric surgery for weight loss?
Dr. Tom: I think the answer is quite simple: they are fed up with so many unsuccessful attempts at losing weight!
At Blossom Bariatrics, we see people everyday who have tried for years, some since childhood, to lose weight. They come to me after having attempted every diet known to man. They come to me after losing and regaining the same weight over and over again. They can’t bear the thought of another failed New Year’s resolution or another three months of eating like a bird to no avail.
For so many overweight people, shedding pounds is a losing battle. And it’s not simply a matter of lacking self-control. Even some highly disciplined individuals who have “done everything right” still can’t manage to keep the weight off. Why is that?
The truth is that dieting doesn’t work. Due to a combination of several natural factors, our bodies actually fight weight loss. Bariatric surgery effectively combats these forces. That’s why so many people are turning to bariatric surgery. It helps people lose weight—permanently.
LVW: What is bariatric surgery and why does it work?
Dr. Tom: Bariatric surgery is essentially the process of altering parts of the stomach to decrease how many calories your body absorbs, cause you to feel satisfied faster, or both. Ultimately, we help regulate the hunger hormones in the GI tract helping to significantly lessen your appetite.
When your appetite is better regulated, your body stops requiring more food than necessary—you begin shedding excess weight, bettering your health, and transforming your body image.
LVW: What support services do you offer?
Dr. Tom: Whether it is helping to guide you through the insurance process or providing you with as much information as you need to feel comfortable with your weight loss surgery options, we’ll be there to help you prepare.
Additionally, at Blossom Bariatrics we have developed several postoperative services to help you in the adjustment to a transformed life: a nutrition program (Blossom Bites), a fitness program (Blossom Bodies), a support group (Blossom Buddies), as well as a style and fashion service (Blossom Beauty).
LVW: Where can interested people learn more?
Dr. Tom: A fantastic place to start is to download my free report, “Why Dieting Doesn’t Work and How You Can Finally Achieve Permanent Weight Loss.” In this report, I explain why dieting hasn’t been working for you and what we can finally do about it together. Let’s start the New Year with a resolution to be the you you’ve always wanted to be!
LVW: Dr. Tom’s, Why Dieting Doesn’t Work and How You Can Finally Achieve Permanent Weight Loss, can be downloaded for free at BlossomBariatrics.com/NewYou.
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