While sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise seem like great options on paper for a long-term healthy lifestyle, it can sometimes feel impossible for those struggling with hunger pains and an increased appetite.
Healthy eating, especially with weight loss goals in mind, is all about moderation.
Controlling how much you eat, what types of food you consume, and how often you eat is crucial to maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight. For some, excessive eating due to an increased appetite can lead to obesity and other obesity-related health conditions.
Whether you’re struggling with excess weight, trying hard to lose it with no significant results, or are dealing with an insatiable appetite that often leads to overeating and increases on the scale, our experienced weight-loss team at Beltre Bariatrics is here to get to the bottom of your weight-related issues with a personalized and unique whole-body approach, including how to balance your diet and reduce appetite cravings.
In fact, one of the best ways to lose weight rapidly and reduce your hunger pains and appetite is with gastric sleeve surgery, the ideal option for many struggling with obesity and unrelenting appetite issues.
So, What Is a Gastric Sleeve?
The “gastric sleeve,” or “sleeve gastrectomy,” is a popular surgical procedure in which a majority of the stomach, known as the fundus, is removed to restrict food intake, resulting in rapid and efficient weight loss.
Effective Ways to Reduce Appetite and Consumption With the Gastric Sleeve
The benefits of a gastric sleeve are two-fold. This procedure is effective for appetite reduction and rapid weight loss because it
- Depresses the appetite: By removing the fundus, a gastric sleeve reduces the body’s ability to produce ghelin, a hormone that increases appetite.
- Limits food intake: At only about 30% of its original size, the postoperative stomach holds only about 10% of what the original stomach could hold, so you’re no longer able to consume large portions or amounts of food each day, leading to rapid weight loss and continued weight regulation.
How Does My Appetite Change After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?
The most significant player in appetite suppression from gastric sleeve surgery is the removal of the fundus.
This area of the stomach is responsible for producing the hunger hormone ghrelin. After removal, your body can more effectively manage hunger, reducing appetite cravings immensely.
It is also important to note that removing the fundus causes your body to release certain hormones that regulate your metabolism. This, in itself, leads to rapid weight loss and quick remission of specific illnesses like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.
Weight Loss Options You Can See and Feel
If you’ve been living with an insatiable appetite or are struggling to lose weight on your own after diet changes and exercise, we can help.
Beltre Bariatrics offers a variety of weight loss options, including sleeve gastrectomy surgery, to help you lose weight and keep it off, changing the way your appetite operates forever.
With the proven effects of significantly decreasing your body weight, alleviating other obesity-related health conditions, and helping you better control your appetite, the gastric sleeve will positively impact your life.
Contact our team of bariatric experts today to schedule a free consultation and determine if gastric sleeve surgery is right for you.