21 June, 2024

How To Lose 25 Pounds

Dr. Janese Laster is an expert in obesity management, and she and her team at Gut Theory Total Digestive Care can help you safely lose 25 pounds or more and keep it off long term.

Have you ever wanted to look amazing at an upcoming event and wondered how long it would take you to lose 25 pounds? Maybe you have even started an internet search for diet plans or strategies to help you shed your excess weight. More than likely, you came across all types of results like “how to lose 25 pounds in a month” or “50 easy ways to lose weight fast”. Obviously, we know that not all the advice you find on the internet is sound, and results like this prove it 😀

Is it possible to lose 25 pounds in a month? Yes, maybe. But is it safe? Most health professionals, as well as the CDC, advise against rapid weight loss, recommending instead a safe rate of between 1 and 2 pounds a week. Additionally,  there is nothing easy about the process of losing weight, and it is not that straightforward. The strategies that work for one person may be completely ineffective for another. Most people do not understand how complex the disease of obesity is or that numerous things can contribute to how fast someone can lose weight if they can lose it at all, or why they gained it in the first place.

Today we are going to share some solutions and strategies for how to lose 25 pounds and improve your health.

How Does Weight Loss Happen?

In order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. Meaning that your intake of calories must be less than your body needs to function properly. Calories are burning even when you are sleeping because they are being used to digest food, keep your blood pumping, help your lungs function so you can breathe, etc.

Everyone’s body is different, and their rate of caloric burn (metabolic rate) is impacted by many things, including how much they weigh. Some patients have very low metabolic rates which makes creating a calorie deficit more difficult, while those with a higher metabolic rate may find this easier.

Other things that can impact an individual’s metabolic rate include their genetics, family history, medical issues, hormone imbalances, medications they are taking, their lifestyle, their body’s adaptive metabolic changes, and even prior weight loss attempts. Creating a calorie deficit can be quite challenging, especially if you are not aware of which underlying issues may be thwarting your efforts.

Why It Makes Sense To Seek Professional Help

It can be seriously frustrating and discouraging to do what seems like all the right things to create a calorie deficit, such as watching your calorie intake and putting in the daily physical activity, just to see the same numbers on the scale day after day. It can make you want to give up. What you may not know is that breaking through some of the challenges that are working against you will require some type of medical intervention.

Your metabolic rate and your ability to create a calorie deficit may be hostage to one or more of the aforementioned conditions. Some can even cause weight gain, and your own body may even be working against you. That built-in survival mechanism that wants to make sure you do not starve and die, will slow down to a snail’s pace as soon as you cut down on your daily calorie intake. You can even adjust your exercise level to try to overcome this, and your body just adjusts again to burn as few calories as possible.

A professional like Dr. Janese Laster can identify the underlying issues that are preventing you from effectively creating a calorie deficit and offer solutions to neutralize them so you can achieve sustainable weight loss.

What Interventions Can Help Me Lose 25 Pounds?

Working with professionals like Dr. Laster and her knowledgeable team at Gut Theory Total Digestive Care can make sure that all your hard work pays off. Getting help from professionals who understand the disease of obesity and its complexities can make all the difference in helping you reach your goals.

They will create a plan that is designed to break through the issues that have previously held you back. You will have access to innovative weight loss procedures and strategies that can help you successfully navigate the most challenging aspects of losing weight.

The following can help create the calorie deficit required for losing weight:

  • A well-balanced diet and exercise,
  • Prescription weight loss medication,
  • Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), or
  • Insertion of a gastric balloon.

How Long Does It Take To Lose 25 Pounds?

How long it will take to lose 25 pounds will be different for each person and dependent on several things. Everyone burns calories at a different rate for the many reasons we discussed earlier, as well as how well they stick to a lifestyle that promotes a healthy weight. Prescription weight loss medications or a non-surgical weight loss procedure can help you control your portions and alleviate annoying hunger pangs. Two safe and effective non-surgical weight loss solutions that Dr. Laster can perform include:

The Insertion Of An Orbera Balloon

A gastric balloon is a weight loss solution that involves placing a soft, medical-grade balloon in the stomach to occupy space without the use of surgery. The balloon limits portion sizes and helps the individual feel full for an extended period of time.

This outpatient procedure is minimally invasive and only takes about 20 minutes to complete, so patients go home in a matter of hours. The balloon is temporary and designed to be used in conjunction with a twelve-month doctor-supervised weight loss program. The balloon is removed after six months, but patients can continue losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight by continuing to follow their program, which requires permanent dietary and lifestyle changes.

Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

ESG is a minimally invasive weight loss procedure that uses an endoscope, which is a flexible tube with a camera and a light that allows other specialized instruments to be inserted through the mouth into the stomach. The endoscopic camera allows the doctor to see inside the stomach, so they can carefully reshape it with precisely placed sutures. This reduces its original size by about 75% without using abdominal incisions.

This smaller stomach limits the individual’s food portions and gives them a long-lasting feeling of fullness, which helps them eat less and lose weight. ESG usually takes about an hour to perform and is done on an outpatient basis, so there is no associated hospital stay. The recovery is usually a week or less, which is much quicker compared to the six weeks required by traditional surgical options.

Changing Your Behavior Is Key

While non-surgical procedures and medical interventions can be helpful in losing weight, they are not miracle cures for overweight or obesity. These tools can help manage portion sizes and increase feelings of fullness, but the bulk of achieving sustainable weight loss depends on your efforts. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight will depend on how dedicated and consistent you are to modifying unhealthy behaviors and living a healthier lifestyle. Some of these areas include:

  • Opting for healthier foods rich in nutrition and low in calories;
  • Controlling your portion sizes and practicing mindful eating;
  • Engaging in regular exercise;
  • Ensuring you get sufficient sleep;
  • Finding outlets to reduce stress;
  • Drinking enough water.

When you partner with a specialist like Dr. Janese Laster, you will learn which behaviors and habits are contributing to your weight issues and how to overcome them. You will also benefit from her expertise in nutrition and how to ensure you are providing your body with what it needs to function at its best. Making consistent, healthy lifestyle choices will help you lose weight and improve your metabolic and emotional health. Check out these before and after weight loss testimonials from patients who lost even more than 25 pounds.

If you have tried to lose weight on your own and are starting to feel like a hamster on a wheel, putting forth a great deal of effort and getting nowhere, get the help you need. Set up an appointment with the experts at Gut Theory Total Digestive Care to learn more about non-surgical weight loss tools and strategies that can help you lose 25 pounds or more!

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