New Year’s Resolution for a New You


Losing weight is arguably the most common New Year’s resolution year after year, and 2015 will be no exception. Many will start another diet or exercise routine, only to let their resolve fizzle out in a week or a month. How can you make this year the one in which you finally succeed?

If you are 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight, and you have tried to lose weight unsuccessfully in the past, bariatric surgery may help you break this vicious cycle. Having weight-loss surgery is not a decision to be made impulsively, but the commitment to undergo bariatric surgery may be one of the best New Year’s resolutions you can make.

Cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, joint problems, infertility, and sleep apnea are just a few of the serious medical issues linked to obesity. Although staying obese does not necessarily mean you will experience these specific conditions, at the very least it will lead to poor health. Many people resolve to diet and start working out on January 1 in order to drop that nagging ten pounds. But when an obese person has reached a certain size, they are often incapable of losing enough weight through dieting alone, and sudden exercise could present a health risk.

Like other New Year’s resolutions, the commitment to make changes after having weight-loss surgery can be broken. In choosing to have weight-loss surgery, you are resolving to do things differently. Although the procedure will help you shed pounds very quickly, you still need to follow your doctor’s dietary guidelines carefully and get regular physical exercise, not only for the first year after surgery, but for the rest of your life. You are resolving to change the way you live, and that can lead to a very happy New Year!

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