If you are struggling with your weight and you have decided that this is it, you are going to lose this extra weight and become healthier, you are already one step ahead in the game! You may have already decided that you do not want to undergo surgery and are looking for alternatives. When an individual has a weight loss goal of triple-digits, it can feel like an impossible task. How can you lose 100 pounds without surgery?
The good news is, that it can be done and others have already done it. 100 pounds is a significant amount of weight and may appear to be quite daunting but if you are committed to making it happen it is entirely possible! You just might need a little help!
Why It Is Hard To Lose Weight Without Help
Chances are if you have 100 excess pounds to lose, you have tried fad diets, and have played the yo-yo game of losing and then regaining weight. Many people have been through this scenario and their efforts do not produce the results they desire but they are never sure exactly why.
Many people think that losing weight is merely a matter of willpower but this is not entirely true. Sometimes, there are extenuating circumstances that inhibit weight loss even for the most committed individual and they need some help.
There is a non-surgical weight loss procedure called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) that has helped people lose a significant amount of weight, even as much as 100 pounds in only 12 months!
Some of the reasons weight loss efforts fail are:
Lack of patient compliance plays a significant role in why weight loss is often unsuccessful and the top 4 areas that are failed are:
- No serious commitment;
- Not eating the right foods;
- Sedentary behavior, not getting enough exercise;
- Stress eating – no support system in place.
- Genetics plays a role in an individual’s susceptibility to becoming overweight or obese. Often this begins in childhood.
- Our bodies can work against us – our body is designed to naturally conserve calories so when we try to lose weight but cut calories, our metabolism slows down to help conserve what we have which inhibits weight loss.
- Insulin resistance – elevated insulin levels and insulin resistance are associated with excess weight gain and obesity.
- Food addiction – sometimes there are phycological factors that contribute to weight gain and subsequent food addictions. Sugar and high-fat foods send gratification signals to the brain which only serves to reinforce the cycle.
- Stress – when a person is under stress, their body releases a hormone called cortisol that impacts the metabolism stimulating fats and carbs. This can create a burst of energy which, historically was important for survival, but also increases the appetite. Short-term high cortisol levels are normal however chronic prolonged elevated levels can result in overeating and weight gain.
- Medications such as anti-depressants or steroids can promote weight gain by increasing the appetite or slowing the metabolism to reduce calorie burn.
How Does Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) Work?
ESG is a procedure that is performed outpatient and patients can return home the same day. The procedure does not require any incisions as it is done entirely through an endoscope that is lowered down the patient’s esophagus.
An endoscope is a small flexible tube that is outfitted with a tiny camera also allowing other tiny surgical instruments to be passed down through it. The surgeon strategically reshapes the patient’s stomach into a small banana-like shape and secures this new shape using 7-12 sutures.
This new stomach shape reduces the amount of available space inside (the original stomach size is reduced by about 70%) and the patient can no longer eat as much at one time. The new stomach will also stay “full” longer and reduce the hunger pangs that often cause a person to eat between meals.
Because endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is not a surgery, there is no overnight hospital stay required, no incisions to care for, and no resulting scarring. The procedure can also be reversed if necessary and is often used to revise previous weight-loss surgeries.
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How Can I Lose 100 Pounds in a Year with Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)?
Having the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure will assist you significantly as you navigate through your weight loss journey. It will help you with 2 of the hardest tasks that people trying to lose weight face.
- Portion control is forced and the patient can only eat a small portion of food before they are full.
- Curbs eating to satisfy hunger pangs because the reduced stomach size takes longer to digest food and therefore patient feels satisfied and full for a longer period of time.
If ESG is used correctly, as a tool to assist your weight loss efforts, you will be successful in losing weight and keeping it off. Losing 100 pounds with ESG will still require dedication, perseverance, and patience because losing a large amount of weight will mean some drastic lifestyle changes.
Losing 100 Pounds with ESG and Lifestyle Changes
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty can help you lose 100+ pounds but it will not do all the work. To be successful in losing weight patients will also need to follow the instructions and guidelines provided to them by their bariatric clinic.
Adhering to your dietary plan and working with the clinic dietician will be the most important element of your weight loss journey. Because of the smaller stomach size, it is imperative that the right foods are consumed and in the correct order so you do not become nutrient deficient. Your diet will require gradual adjustments and strategies to handle plateaus during your weight loss progression.
It is also very important to eat slowly so you can adequately gauge when you have eaten enough. If you overfill your stomach, you may experience unpleasant side effects, your stomach may stretch out leaving you without the benefits of the ESG procedure.
Your level of activity will speed up your weight loss process as well as get you feeling better much faster. As the weight come off, your energy levels will increase and you will find that you can perform many tasks with less effort than before. Many patients who suffer from weight-related conditions find relief from type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and more.
It is very important to build strong support systems that will help you navigate your new lifestyle. You will find support through your bariatric clinic with nutrition, mental health, and weight loss groups, There are also a vast array of online resources available to find and connect with other people who are like-minded and on the same healthy path. Many groups meet and do activities that are exercise-related but in a fun social setting with healthy snacks or meals.
Unfortunately, losing a large amount of weight can alienate patients from certain friends or even family members. Usually, these individuals do not understand the journey you are on or the changes (emotional and physical) that you are going through.
For instance, if you have a group of friends that only gather to go eat dessert and drink wine, you may not wish to put yourself in the middle of that environment. These friends may not understand and it could put a strain on the relationships.
When undertaking a goal as deliberate and intense as losing 100 pounds in a year with ESG, it is important to have some type of accountability partner or group. If we are honest with ourselves, there may be reasons that caused the weight gain in the first place.
Patient Testimonial - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) - IBI Healthcare Institute
Kimberly talks about her Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) and shares her keys to success on the trip to lose weight. It is not just a procedure, it is about adopting better eating and lifestyle habits. Help us to celebrate these 71 pounds less in just 6 months!!! Now on her 7 month anniversary, she lost 93 pounds.
Patient testimonials can attest to the fact that losing a significant amount of weight with endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty, even losing 100 pounds in a year is realistic and attainable! Using ESG as the tool it is meant to be + your determination and perseverance will = significant weight loss and a new lease on life!
If you are ready to begin your journey to health and wish to lose a significant amount of weight, you can do it! IBI Healthcare Institute is here to assist you the entire way. Our professional, compassionate experts have your best interest in mind and will help you reach your weight loss goals. We will celebrate your victories with you and gently navigate you back on track if you misstep. Contact IBI Healthcare Institute today to set up a consultation, we look forward to meeting you!