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"I knew Gastric Balloon was the right decision for me"



Julie’s Story

julie weight loss surgeryI have struggled with my weight most of my life, despite being active and fit. Food and diet were the drivers of my success when I have been able to achieve my goal weight in the past. Due to my work, I travel several times a month and enjoy social outings. I knew my poor food choices were becoming an enemy to my “never-ending diet”. I slowly saw my weight climbing up and once I saw 225 lbs on the scale I knew I had to make a change.

Despite being a fitness instructor for 9 years and teaching 6 fitness classes a week, I was making poor food choices. For me to tackle the weight gain, the changes would need to be made with what I was taking in. Making changes in my activity level would not drive my success in my situation. After some failed attempts to dieting, I stumbled upon the Gastric Balloon. After further research, I knew it was the right solution for me. I am very active and exercise regularly. I just needed help to stop feeling hungry and go longer being full with the portions I ate.

After meeting with the SmartShape team, I made the decision to have the Gastric Balloon procedure. I booked my surgery and lost 13 lbs before the procedure. I lost 20 lbs in the first month. The balloon was in my body for 6 months and I lost a total of 51 lbs. I feel great now! I feel like myself again! I was able to achieve the results that I always wanted and I can’t thank SmartShape enough.

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