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Michael Lost 96 lbs. with Gastric Sleeve

By New Jersey Bariatric Center Staff

Most of my life I have been trying to lose weight but it was primarily in the last 10 years where weight was my biggest issue. I would always try to lose weight with Weight Watchers or just watching what I ate. I even cut out alcohol and sweets but it didn't seem to work.

My father always got on me about my weight. When he passed away, I decided I had to do something about it.  After speaking with a friend who had the gastric sleeve surgery, I decided to go that path.

The gastric sleeve surgery was the tool I needed to help me become a much healthier person. Now I can start my exercise programs to shape my body the way I want it to be. The sleeve  allowed me to set goals for myself and helped me to manage portion size and not just eat everything on my plate.

Having regular nutrition appointments with my registered dietitian is something that I look forward to. The sessions really helped me to create a proper and sustainable diet. 

Since my surgery, my entire life has improved. I am going to the gym regularly with my son and my wife. For the first time in over 10 years I am playing basketball again. My blood work has been great and I no longer have type 2 diabetes. My confidence has been boosted and it’s great to be able to walk the streets of NYC without having to stop and catch my breath. By following the doctor and nutritionist’s recommendations since day one, I’ve seen really positive results and I think that anyone who is trying to lose weight can too. The only regret I have is that I did not do this sooner.

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