Is Weight-Loss Surgery For You?
If bariatric surgery is not for you, if you are unconvinced or skeptical, or just would prefer to lose weight on your own, there are many weight loss programs that, while not as quick as surgery, will provide the safe, consistent loss necessary for a long term goal. Programs like Weight Watchers require a commitment to eating less and exercising more, but offer the support of informational meetings and real world eating that many find success in. There are short term programs that offer a quick fix, but research has found them to be expensive and ineffective over the long term at keeping the weight off. Your best bet is to follow a well structured program or meet with a nutritionist that can help you devise a plan that works for you, and to add exercise as part of your daily routine for good health.