Weight Loss and Exercise Disconnection Underlines the Importance of Bariatric Procedures, says Dr. Feiz & Associates

The link between exercise and weight loss may not be as clear as most people think.

Actually losing weight and defeating obesity turns out to be a much more difficult task because our inborn drive to eat is so difficult to manage.

A November 25 article on Medical News Today looks at a recent study from the United Kingdom’s Bangor University. The study found that women who participated in exercise classes three times a week without changing their diet did not lose any weight, although other benefits were seen in some of the test subjects. Los Angeles area weight loss specialists Dr. Feiz & Associates notes that, for nearly all patients, exercise is an outstanding way to counteract the many negative impacts of obesity and dramatically improve their overall quality of life. However, the clinics also notes that actually losing weight and defeating obesity turns out to be a much more difficult task because our inborn drive to eat is so difficult to manage in comparison to simply increasing the time we spend at the gym.

The Bangor University research team found that women with weight issues who exercised experienced an increase in the production of hormones associated with appetite, notes Dr. Feiz & Associates. The clinic adds that the production of such hunger-inducing agents as ghrelin actually appear to increase not only when individuals exert themselves, but when they are able to lose weight. Indeed, more and more experts are speculating that hormones seemingly designed to keep us at our present weight, no matter how excessive, may be very largely responsible for the extreme difficulty most people have defeating obesity. The clinic also notes that patients frequently say that committing to a healthy exercise regimen is far easier than permanently reducing caloric intake.

Dr. Feiz & Associates says that today’s most common procedure, the sleeve gastrectomy, has been a major success very largely because of the way it attacks the body’s tendency to defeat our weight loss efforts. Specifically, the procedure removes 75-85% of the stomach. The clinic adds that reducing the size of the stomach makes overeating uncomfortable but it also appears to drastically reduce the presence of ghrelin in the body, thereby greatly reducing the frequency of the feelings of appetite that drive many dieters to distraction. Since weight loss surgery patients find it a great deal easier to limit their caloric intake over the long term, they are significantly more able to lose weight and keep it off indefinitely, says Dr. Feiz & Associates.

Interested readers are invited to contact Dr. Feiz & Associates at (800) 868-5946 or through its web site at http://www.drfeiz.com/. Weight loss procedures are typically recommended only for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and over, or 35 and over with related health problems.

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