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Diet or Bariatric Surgery

    Diet or Bariatric Surgery

    There are many ways to lose and manage weigh

    Diet or Bariatric Surgery

    It is known that there are many ways to lose and manage weight but if you suffer from severe obesity; you obviously would like to know which the best for your long-term health is. The first thing to do is to be well-informed and guided by the specialists.

    Statistics show that strict and dangerous dieting programs could cause your body to be in starvation mode, always struggling to regain lost weight by slowing metabolism.

    Let’s remember that obesity and overweight are real life diseases and should be treated as such. These diseases are caused by multiple factors such as wrong lifestyle, starving diets, bad eating habits or something as simple as genetics.

    Genetics play a very important role when trying to lose weight, if obesity runs in your genetics even though you try multiple exercise routines and diets, you will not be able to lose weight.

    If this is your case, the most likely thing to happen is that we will suggest that you look into bariatric procedures that can help you lose all that extra weight, get your metabolism to work again and get control over your life and health.

    Should bariatric surgery be my last option?

    Following a healthy diet and an exercise routine program can be an easy method to lose weight. However, you have probably tried a strict diet plan along with physical activity and still have not been able to lose enough weight or make progress because of multiple reasons as mentioned before.

    Losing excess weight can boost your health in different ways, making the decision of having a weight loss procedure can be a matter of being self-conscious about what you expect your life to be in 1, 10 or 20 years from now and what are your life plans for the future.

    Bariatric procedures shouldn’t be considered as a last source if your health is on a line. Specialists have proven that people who lose weight not only experience an improvement to their medical conditions but mostly on their mental health.

    Can I lose weight without bariatric surgery?

    As it is said before, the first thing to do is to consult a specialist for a medical evaluation, talk about this with your psychologist if needed and set a list of goals that you want to reach.


    After consulting the doctor if he/she considers, a list of meals will be given to you that are lower in calories and richer in nutrients for you. You obviously will need quantities of food appropriate for your decreasing stomach to be able to get your weight loss goals.

    Non-surgical methods are successful if they are created by a specialist according to your needs, please don’t rely on website miracle diets, pills who promess the unreachable and magic solutions such as massages, creams or such. It’s all about your mind and lifestyle changes.

    Can I lose 100 pounds without bariatric surgery?

    Thinking of losing 100 pounds without bariatric surgery could seem like an intimidating goal but not impossible if you follow your doctor’s suggestions by making the proper diet designed for you and lifestyle adjustments.

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    You will need to do a strategic plan that helps you to lose weight by increasing protein, eating fiber and vegetables, reducing sugar and carbs, and doing physical activity. Be patient and take your time, it won’t happen from one day to another, it will take almost a year depending on your commitment and personal conditions.

    Let’s take into consideration again that for some people these goals are unreachable, as said above, genetics plays a huge part on your physique. Following a diet might be a more easy, cheaper, imprecise and long-term plan. If you are looking for guaranteed results in a short period of time, surgery might be a good option.

    Why bariatric surgery is more effective than diet?

    Bariatric Surgery promotes weight loss by shrinking the size of your stomach and at the same time, changing the anatomy of your digestive tract, decreasing hunger, and limiting food intake. This procedure obviously will lead to rapid and significant weight loss giving you benefits in all areas of your health.

    Since the very first month you will see a big change that could only be achieved after months and months of diet and exercise. Patients have been able to achieve their goal weight from the 4th month post up until 15 months post op, depending on your goals.

    Are people happier after bariatric surgery?

    Most recent research shows that bariatric surgery is a tool that leads you to an increase in your quality of life, however, the long-term life change will depend on your commitment and perseverance towards this new you. Don’t guide yourself by someone else’s opinion, you are the only one who has the power to make a big change in your life.

    The best Place to have Weight loss Surgery in Tijuana Mexico with Dr. Juan F. Hidalgo, Our Bariatric center has become a common destination for patients mainly from Canada and United States who are looking for great quality services and above all the safety you can have in any bariatric procedure.

    If you need support or have more questions about any bariatric procedure, make sure to reach an expert, Hidalgo Bariatrics always look forward to help you to improve your health.


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