Weight Loss For Christmas

Couples who have been together for years sometimes fall into an easy routine with Christmas gift giving. Other couples find the holiday season more stressful as they struggle to choose the perfect gifts.

This year, instead of the season of indulgence that you will regret in January, why not redirect your Christmas budget towards a weight-loss gift that will truly keep on giving? Most of us can list several gifts we would like to receive, but unhealthy people usually think of only one thing that they want more than anything else, and that is to get well. If you suffer from obesity, nothing that you could wrap and put under the tree would give you as much joy as significant and lasting weight loss. Imagine the thrill of discovering that you have dropped a few pant sizes.

Think how much more fun it will be to shop for clothing after that.If you have been trying and failing to manage your weight, perhaps it’s time for some professional help. Modern Americans are well acquainted with the health hazards of prolonged obesity. Obesity increases the risk of heart disease, and it often brings related health problems like diabetes, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. Repeated weight loss and gain, known as “yo-yo dieting” may be as hazardous as prolonged obesity.

If you are serious about making the necessary lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain lasting weight loss, then maybe it is time to divert your Christmas gift-buying budget and consider bariatric surgery. There are a variety of surgeries available, including lap band gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. These surgeries are less invasive than ever before, often performed with robotic technology that allows for enhanced vision and precision.

Are you ready for a real and lasting change? Contact a weight loss clinic to see if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery.

On the Space Coast, Dr. Diego Velarde at the Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute in Merritt Island has over ten years of clinical practice and specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Velarde performs minimally invasive robotic surgery using the da Vinci Surgical Robot which allows an increased range of motion and more precise movements.