If you're struggling to lose a serious amount of weight, imagine you had a weight loss option that helped more than diet and exercise, but wasn't as invasive as gastric surgery. Enter the Obalon balloon system, a new treatment that involves swallowing balloon-filled capsules to curb overeating. According to new research, it helped obese people shed almost double the weight compared to people who made diet and lifestyle changes alone.
When you think about what it takes to keep fit and healthy, probably the first two things that come to mind are a good diet and plenty of exercise. In my last blog, I wrote about the new definition of health as “the ability to adapt and self manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges.” Certainly requires more than just diet and exercise.