Obesity is a complex disease that researchers are still attempting to understand. It’s perplexing why one person can stop drinking sodas and lose 10 pounds in a few weeks while another tries a quick weight-loss diet and struggles to lose even two pounds in the same amount of time.
Most of us have learned that to lose weight, we must burn more calories than we eat. Sounds so simple, right? But the reality is more complicated than most people realize. Today we are going to talk about metabolic weight loss, how it differs from our traditional view of weight loss, and where you would find a metabolic weight loss doctor in NY.
What Is Traditional Weight Loss?
Traditional weight loss typically involves a decrease in calories and an increase in physical activity. If we took the time to count them all, there would probably be about a million different diet plans to choose from.
Some diets claim to work by eating fewer carbs or cutting out fat, while others claim the secret is to eat more fiber or protein, and the list goes on. There are so many choices, and sadly, most are ineffective or the weight loss cannot be sustained. Some of these dieters gain more weight instead of losing it and end up weighing more than they did before they started the diet. There are roughly three different categories that diets fall into:
- Deprivation Diets
- This type of diet is not balanced and leaves out important components that your body needs to function properly. Radically limiting your caloric intake to barely keep you alive is unhealthy and, no one would be able to sustain it. Leaving out entire food groups that are sources of important macronutrients and micronutrients can lead to malnutrition and other conditions and complications.
- Specialty Diets Used Off-label
- Sometimes the diets people choose to try were never designed to be used for weight loss. Sugar Busters and The Zone Diet are two diets that were created to help people with diabetes control their blood sugar levels. These diets can be ineffective because the foods contained in them are not necessarily foods that promote weight loss.
- The Temporary Diet
- If we are being honest, almost any diet can be placed in this category. One of the main reasons that traditional weight loss methods fail is that most people cannot stick to the same strict diet for an extended period of time. They do not have the mindset that living clean and maintaining a weight that is healthy for their gender and frame is a lifelong endeavor.
This can lead to yo-yo weight gain and weight loss as they try this diet and that diet and, in between, regain the weight. This can completely compromise the metabolism and make it even harder for them to lose weight in the future.
So if losing weight through traditional weight loss methods has not been effective, what does work? This is where a metabolic weight loss program comes in.
What Is A Metabolic Weight Loss Program?
Metabolic weight loss does not only address how many calories an individual consumes, it also looks at how and even if those calories are being used.
A metabolic weight loss specialist takes a comprehensive look at an individual’s weight history and other factors before creating a customized weight loss plan that will be effective for that person.
Many factors can influence the success of a weight loss program, including how well the patient adheres to the program, including their diet and daily physical activity. However, there can also be underlying factors that prevent weight loss, regardless of how dedicated the individual is to reaching their goals. Some of these factors include genetics, hormone imbalances, stress, medications, medical conditions, etc.
A metabolic weight loss specialist can help determine what underlying conditions are hindering or preventing weight loss and find solutions to neutralize them. They will use this information and the information they obtain through a metabolic assessment to customize a weight loss plan that will work best for the individual. The metabolic assessment may involve:
- A physical exam;
- Obtaining and recording data related to current weight, height, BMI, and waist circumference;
- A full review of medical history;
- A review of dieting history and behavioral eating (stress eating, etc.);
- a request for blood work and other needed medical tests;
- an analysis of metabolic and body composition.
Where Do I Find A Metabolic Weight Loss Program In NY?
Dr. Batash is one of the world’s leading experts on metabolic weight loss and non-surgical procedures and has worked closely with the experts who pioneered them. Practicing locally for over 30 years, he is one of the most recognized metabolic weight loss doctors in New York. NBC News, USA Today, and ABC News have all utilized Dr. Batash’s medical expertise during their programs.
What Metabolic Weight Loss Treatments Are Offered In NY At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center?
Understanding the underlying causes of your weight gain provides the opportunity to implement solutions. This is one of the first steps we take so we can better support you on your weight loss journey. Metabolic weight loss targets the areas in question and your weight loss plan is customized to ensure you lose weight safely and efficiently.
Some of the strategies used to help promote weight loss may include:
- lifestyle modifications;
- a physician-supervised diet plan;
- a review and management of current medications;
- behavioral changes;
- strategies for stress management;
- prescription weight loss injections;
- nutritional counseling;
- exercise instruction;
- referrals to other professionals;
- a non-surgical weight loss procedure – an intragastric balloon or endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty.
The Orbera® Balloon
The Orbera balloon program helps patients lose weight and form behavioral habits that promote weight loss through a healthier lifestyle. Studies have proven that patients using the Orbera balloon lost up to 3x more weight than possible through traditional dieting and exercising alone.
The Orbera balloon is not a surgical procedure, so it does not require incisions, or leave any scars. Over the past few decades, patients in many parts of the world have successfully used it to help them lose weight, and it was approved by the FDA in 2015 as a temporary tool to treat obesity in the U.S.The Orbera weight loss balloon device is used along with a comprehensive program that includes a healthy portion-controlled diet, daily exercise, and a high level of professional support.
The deflated Orbera balloon is placed into the patient’s stomach during an endoscopic procedure and then inflated with a sterile saline solution. The balloon takes up a significant amount of space in the patient’s stomach, so they can not eat as much, will feel full faster, and will stay satisfied longer.
After 6 months, the balloon is removed and if the patient continues to practice the new healthier habits they have adopted, these habits will become permanent changes to their lifestyle and will help them maintain their weight loss long-term.
The non-surgical Orbera gastric balloon procedure only takes about 20 minutes to complete, and then patients are free to return home. After their stomach adjusts to the balloon, most patients are back to their normal routine in about three days.
The Orbera balloon is offered as one of the metabolic weight loss programs at the NY location of Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center.
Suture Sculpt ESG
Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty, or ESG, is one of the most effective non-surgical weight loss procedures available today. In clinical trials, it provided results that proved to be the same or better than gastric sleeve surgery. Unlike gastric sleeve surgery, no portion of the patient’s stomach is permanently removed, and the procedure can be reversed if necessary.
ESG does not require surgery and is performed using an endoscope, which is a hollow tube-like instrument that has a tiny camera attached. The endoscope is slowly lowered down the patient’s throat to the stomach to perform the ESG procedure. During the procedure, the surgeon is guided by a “real-time” video feed provided by the endoscopic camera.
The surgeon manipulates the patient’s stomach to reduce it by about 75% by reshaping it into a small tube-like pouch. Then a special suturing tool is lowered down the endoscope, and about a dozen sutures are strategically placed to hold the stomach in place. The procedure usually takes around 45 minutes to perform. There are no incisions used during ESG, and it is an outpatient procedure, so patients can return home the same day.
Reducing the stomach’s capacity forces patients to control their portions, and they can not eat very much during each meal. They get full much faster, and they stay full longer.
Suture Sculpt ESG is a non-surgical procedure that is performed at the Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center by Dr. Steven Batash, a metabolic weight loss specialist in New York. This safe and effective procedure has helped the average patient lose between 60% and 80% of their excess weight, and some patients have reported even greater weight loss.
Some traditional methods of weight loss may work for some people, but the results are often only temporary. To safely and efficiently obtain long-lasting weight loss results, contact Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center. We offer a variety of comprehensive and customizable metabolic weight loss programs in NY.
We have a wide range of resources available to help you manage portion control and hunger pangs, which are some of the most difficult challenges patients face during their weight loss journey. Besides, you are not on your own, the medical weight loss professionals at Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center will be right by your side to support you and help you succeed in your weight loss journey.
Stop trying to do it all on your own using methods that set you up for failure. Contact us today. We care about you and your health and want to see you succeed.
Set up a consultation with Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center and learn how a metabolic weight loss program in our New York office can help you lose weight and provide long-term results. Take that first step and set up an appointment to learn more, you will be happy you did!