...Although Mr. Johnson’s weight loss is dramatic, with the help of bariatric procedures and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such results are indeed possible for many others.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 26, 2016
According to an article published March 17th on E Online, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills star E.J. Johnson has successfully lost 180 pounds since having the gastric sleeve procedure in 2014. When asked about how he maintained his weight loss, the reality TV star noted that, instead of sitting down for large meals, he enjoys smaller portioned snacks throughout the day. He additionally notes the importance of taking part in fun and enjoyable exercise. According to Los Angeles based bariatric surgery center Dr. Feiz & Associates, although Mr. Johnson’s weight loss is dramatic, with the help of bariatric procedures and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such results are indeed possible for many others. The center notes that, although it is a well-known fact that maintaining a reduced diet and exercise plan is the cornerstone of weight loss, many people, particularly those with severe obesity, struggle to attain such results. Dr. Feiz & Associates explains some of the issues that make weight loss so difficult:
- Mobility – One common misconception is that people with severe obesity simply aren’t exercising enough. For one thing, research appears to indicate that few of us can simply exercise our obesity away. Dr. Feiz & Associates explains that it gets worse because, when severely obese individuals attempt physical activity in order to improve their overall health and shed excess body weight, it can actually be quite painful. The extra weight that people with severe obesity bear can place substantial pressure on areas such as the knees and hips, which can lead to rapid wear and tear, as well as other joint issues such as osteoarthritis. The good news, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, is that this condition, characterized by a breakdown of the cartilage that holds together bone joints, can be improved and even reversed by successful bariatric surgery.
- The hormone factor – As an individual begins to lose weight, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, the body releases added ghrelin, a hunger-inducing hormone, in order to attempt to regain the lost weight. This makes long-term success progressively more difficult as time moves on, the clinic notes. Fortunately, Dr. Feiz & Associates notes, the gastric sleeve procedure obtained by Mr. Johnson actually eliminates the part of the stomach responsible for these hormones, which in turn limits the hunger pangs they cause.
For more information about the success that Dr. Feiz and his patients have achieved, or to schedule a consultation, interested readers may call Dr. Feiz & Associates at (310) 855-8058 or visit the clinic’s website at http://www.DrFeiz.com. The experienced and courteous team at Dr. Feiz & Associates note that they are ready and available to answer any relevant questions from prospective patients.