It’s not all the time that you lose weight by dieting or going to the gym –some weight is just too stubborn. This is where bariatric surgical procedures come in. The main aim of these surgical procedures is to help you reduce weight by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold. This is done by shrinking the size of your stomach so that you don’t eat as much food as you used to. Since these procedures change the quantity of food you consume, you most likely to have hormonal changes.
Bariatric surgery contributes to weight loss using two main methods. The first method is a restriction –this approach involves limiting the number of calories you can eat by reducing the size of your stomach. The second method is malabsorption –this method is all about shortening or bypassing the small intestines so as to reduce the number of nutrients and calories the body absorbs.
Even after undergoing successful bariatric surgery, you’re required to get regular exercise and to make permanent healthy changes to your diet so that you preserve the long-term success of the operation.