The Safer Answer

Everyone is aware that excess weight will threaten your health. It’s in the newspaper, the television, internet and the radio. Almost every day a new report on the hazards of excess weight is published.

The media generally focuses on the medical consequences of excess weight, but the primary problem caused by obesity is the inability of many people to live life to the fullest. The more overweight a person is, the more difficult it becomes to enjoy normal activities; to be able to walk up stairs comfortably, to ride a bike, or to simply get in and out of a car. These things, taken for granted by many, are the personal restrictions that so many obese people endure every minute of their lives.

What can be done? How can a severely overweight person experience the “normal life” everyone seems to expect? The answer, of course, is permanent weight loss. But, for severely obese people, how is this achieved?

The truth is that people suffering from severe obesity need a High Impact Weight Loss program to succeed, and the most successful method for severely obese people (BMI>35) to achieve substantial, permanent weight loss is through weight loss surgery.

Fortunately, minimally invasive techniques are now the standard for weight loss surgery. As a result, recovery from surgery is faster and most patients are back home after one night in the hospital. In fact, statistically, undergoing weight loss surgery is safer than carrying around all that extra weight.

In the practice of modern medicine today, all severely obese people that want permanent weight loss should consider surgery. If surgery is not the answer for a particular person, then a different form of High Impact Weight Loss should be pursued.

Medical benefits aside, the real benefit from effective weight loss is the opportunity to regain that healthy “normal life” again.