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America is having an addiction to reality TV shows, those with lots of drama and those involving lots of weight loss as well. Many reality TV shows such as the Biggest Loser or Extreme Weight Loss or Extreme Make Over involves high intensity workout, super restricted diet and not to mention the mean personal trainers.

Some other shows such as American Ninja Warrior or Dancing with the stars involve intense skills and training that most ordinary people can’t perform. It is always fun to watch these shows not only for the competitiveness of it, but also for the entertainment that they bring. Most important of all, what do we learn from watching these shows?

Are you wanting to take ballroom dancing classes from watching these shows? Or starting a cross fit training in the gym next door? Or it is just something you watch but not motivating in any way.

I would say about at least 80% of our patient population knows what they need to do be healthier and lose weight. But, what does it take to actually take action and make the changes in your daily life?

Contestants of the biggest loser are being studied due the inability to maintain weight loss after the show. When a contestant went back to their daily life-they went back to the old way of doing things. While living in the ranch during the show taping period, they had no choice but workout and diet for the whole 14 weeks.

Changing physical appearance can be done in a matter of minutes or hours-whether it is a makeover or surgery. However, changing your habit and lifestyle for many years will take time. Maintaining weight loss after surgery is not an easy task. You have to stay focused and motivated to continue to reach your weight loss goal or to maintain your weight loss.

Follow up care is very crucial to the long term success after surgery. We are here to support you for life!

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