The goal of obesity treatment is to reach and stay at a healthy weight. You may need to work with a team of health professionals, including a nutritionist, dietitian, therapist or an obesity specialist, to help you understand and make changes in your eating and activity habits.
However, many diets and forms of treatment promise to cause significant weight loss, but for the morbidly obese obtaining and maintaining enough weight loss to improve health by any means other than surgery are rare.
Non-surgical means of weight loss fail because not only do they require daily compliance forever, but also our bodies are designed to fight weight loss. A diet makes your body more efficient in holding on to energy and your brain sends stronger and stronger hunger signals. This explains the difficulty in maintaining a diet and the rapidity with which weight returns after a diet.
The majority of people seeking surgery for weight control have experienced successful short-term weight loss with diets in the past before regaining weight. Weight loss Surgery becomes the only TRUTH for weight loss treatment (obtaining and maintaining) of morbidly obese patients.