According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), being more than 20 percent over your ideal body weight is a serious health risk. Called obesity, such a condition can lead to a wide range of health problems, including:
Conversely, people who are more than 100 pounds overweight are generally considered to be morbidly obese. Obesity-related medical conditions are linked to more than 300,000 deaths each year, only after smoking-related deaths.
Only 10% of people participating in non-surgical weight loss programs are still involved after one year. And, consider that after 5 years in a weight loss program, the average participant had less than 1% of excess body weight lost. Participants utilizing medications only had a 10% loss of excess weight. However, patients who underwent Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass or Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding have up to 100% excess weight loss.
Surgery is the only consistent way to lose a significant amount of weight and keep it off!