How much weight will I lose?

Weight-loss results vary from patient to patient, and the amount of weight you lose depends on several things. The Lap Band needs to be in the right position, and you need to be committed to your new lifestyle and healthy eating habits. Obesity surgery is not a miracle cure, and the pounds won't come off by themselves. It is very important to set achievable weight-loss goals from the beginning. A weight-loss of two to three pounds a week in the first year after the operation is possible, but one pound a week is more likely. Twelve to eighteen months after the operation, weekly weight-loss is usually less.

Remember that you should lose weight gradually. Losing weight too quickly creates a health risk and can lead to a number of problems. The main goal is to have weight-loss that prevents, improves, or resolves health problems connected with severe obesity.

  • What’s for Dinner with the Lap Band?

    A Look at What Foods I Eat on My Lap Band Diet

    A lot of us who have had weight problems over the years have a love/hate relationship with food. We love all kinds of delicious foods, but we hate what eating too much of it does to us. When I got the Lap Band nine years ago, I was sick of what the food I enjoyed (too much) was doing to my health, and I was tired of constantly trying to lose the weight, keep it off…and failing.

    Will you feel deprived?

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