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Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?

Even people who have struggled with only a few extra pounds know that losing weight and keeping it off is no picnic. Internationally acclaimed bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Feiz understands that it is vastly more difficult for people who are seriously obese; he also knows that a big part of the reason why it is so difficult has to do with the answer to one simple question: “What is ghrelin?”

It turns out that the stomach hormone ghrelin is the substance which gives us the desire to eat. The problem is that, especially in overweight people, the body continues to produce this substance even when we have consumed plenty of food. It gets worse because production of the hormone actually increases when we lose weight through a reduced calorie diet and/or exercise. However, Dr. Feiz has found that such bariatric procedures as the gastric sleeve actually remove the fundus, the section of the stomach that primarily produces the hormone. Reducing the body’s production of the ghrelin hormone essentially ends the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting by removing the incessant, almost irresistible, cravings for food that only increase as we lose weight.

If you are seriously obese and have been unable to permanently lose the weight that is threatening your health and happiness, bariatric surgery with an outstanding surgeon like Dr. Feiz just may be the way out. To find out more, please contact Dr. Feiz and Associates for a free consultation. Just call 310-855-8058 or contact us through our website.

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