I 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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Results may vary.