‘The Biggest Loser Effect’ Points Out an Important Contrast with the Long-term Reliability and Success of Weight Loss Procedures, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians

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Commenting on a recent article, the L.A.-based health and beauty medical group notes that the weight loss methods exhibited on television shows such as the Biggest Loser are dramatic, but do not offer the sustainable, long-term results that bariatric procedures do.

BHP’s own Dr. Misra supports a patient in his weight loss journey.

Beverly Hills Physicians notes that Ms. Kingsford’s article makes an important point, and adds that bariatric procedures, often in conjunction with such techniques as professional coaching, lead to healthful and sustainable weight loss results.

While television shows such as The Biggest Loser and Fit to Fat entertain a great many viewers, they improperly depict weight loss methods that lead to healthy, long-term results, says an opinion piece published April 15th on the Wausau Daily Herald. Writer Eliza Kingsford, a licensed psychotherapist and certified personal trainer, explains that contestants on the show exercise for six to eight hours a day and eat very severely restricted diets.

These practices, she explains, are not only unsustainable and even potentially dangerous habits, but are also misrepresentative of the weight loss journey a great many Americans face. Ms. Kingsford adds that, “The true measure of [weight loss] success is consistently engaging in healthy behaviors over time.” Los Angeles-based medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP) notes that Ms. Kingsford’s article makes an important point, and adds that bariatric procedures, often in conjunction with such techniques as professional coaching, lead to healthful and sustainable weight loss results.

The medical group adds that, for individuals struggling with obesity or obesity and related comorbidities, bariatric procedures are scientifically proven to be effective in the long-term. An extra benefit, the group notes, when it comes to harmful comorbidities associated with severe obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, heart failure, and high cholesterol, bariatric procedures can reduce their impact, and even outright reverse some conditions. BHP explains some of the most popular bariatric procedures they offer:

  • Sleeve gastrectomy – Also known as the gastric sleeve, the procedure has been popularized by celebrities such as Rosie O’ Donnell and reality TV star E.J. Johnson, who have experienced excellent weight loss results, BHP notes. The group explains that this minimally invasive surgical procedure involves removing a large portion of the stomach, which makes the patient feel fuller faster than previously. An added benefit is that this results in a reduction in the production of hunger-inducing hormones, which helps patients gain control and ultimately adjust their eating habits.
  • Orbera gastric balloon - For patients with body mass indexes (BMIs) under 40, or for those who aren’t ready to try bariatric surgery, the Orbera gastric balloon is a new, non-surgical FDA-approved weight loss procedure, BHP notes. The procedure involves endoscopically inserting a balloon into the stomach through the patient’s mouth. Once comfortably inside, the balloon is gently inflated to approximately the size of a grapefruit, BHP explains. By taking up a portion of the stomach capacity, the balloon is intended to help patients feel fuller sooner into their meals and to reduce the urge to overeat. The balloon is typically removed after 6 months and, just like all types of bariatric procedures, patients are expected to keep following a structured diet and behavior modification program.

BHP adds that, for any procedure, patient care is the group’s top priority. For additional information on the successes Beverly Hills Physicians and their patients have achieved, to learn more about weight loss procedures, or to schedule a consultation, interested readers are encouraged to call BHP at 800-788-1416 or visit the medical group online at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com.

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