In order to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you take in. Since one pound equals 3,500 calories, you need to reduce your caloric intake by 500—1000 calories per day to lose about 1 to 2 pounds per week.
Great! You're still reading! While bariatric procedures can help to dramatically change your life for the better, they aren't risk free. Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of a foreign object inside their body, as in gastric banding. Don't worry if gastric bypass was intimidating to you either though, gastric…