Article on ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestants Explains Why the Pounds Come Back, Notes Dr. Feiz & Associates

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles bariatric surgery clinic explains that, over a five-year period, bariatric surgery – which deals with the root causes of obesity – is far more effective than the extreme boot camp style approach for people struggling with severe obesity.

As most of us know, ‘The Biggest Loser’ is a competition reality show in which contestants endure rigorous and lengthy workouts in order to lose the largest amount of weight within a short time.

While extremely low-calorie dieting and highly intensive and lengthy exercise may provide short-term weight loss benefits, for a large number of people struggling with obesity, the results are incredibly difficult to maintain.

As most of us know, "The Biggest Loser" is a competition reality show in which contestants endure rigorous and lengthy workouts in order to lose the largest amount of weight within a short period of time. According to a recent article published in the New York Times on May 2nd 2016, a study was commissioned in order to better understand the long-term impact of the contestants’ dramatic and very speedy weight loss. The researchers found that, despite losing 100 to 200 pounds thanks to an extremely rigorous exercise and diet regimen which many experts agree is unsustainable for most patients over the long term, the former contestants’ metabolisms remained largely unchanged, which led to the conclusion that obesity is not simply a food addiction; it is “a disability of a malfunctioning metabolic system.” According to Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates, these findings are consistent with the experiences of a great many of their former and current patients.

While extremely low-calorie dieting and highly intensive and lengthy exercise may provide short-term weight loss benefits, for a large number of people struggling with obesity, the results are incredibly difficult to maintain because the body’s physiology is effectively designed to regain the lost weight by inducing nearly irresistible cravings for large amounts of high-calorie foods. Worse, these cravings tend to increase as patients lose weight. Ultimately, Dr. Feiz & Associates explains, bariatric surgery procedures such as the gastric sleeve and the Lap Band are vastly more sustainable than an intensive boot-camp style approach to weight loss because they are scientifically proven to be effective in helping patients to be able to healthfully shedding large amounts of excess weight and fit in with an ordinary lifestyle. The bariatric clinic explains that, in longitudinal studies that tracked patients over a period of years, those that received bariatric surgery were more likely to have kept off the excess pounds than others who tried to lose weight through other means. However, the group explains that weight loss surgery is not a “magic bullet” for weight loss; candidates for surgery work diligently with healthcare professionals before and after the procedure to ensure that they are able to make the necessary lifestyle changes in order to shed the pounds.

With the help of bariatric surgery procedures, a great many patients are able to dramatically improve their physical health and fitness levels on a permanent basis, significantly extending their lives and greatly improving their overall quality of life. For more information about the benefits bariatric surgery offers, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the bariatric clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com.

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