The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

The Weight Loss Trap: Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

For years, people have been under the misconception that all you need to do to lose weight is reduce your caloric intake, and exercise often. But leading researchers finally agree that exercise, while critical to good health, is not an especially reliable way to keep off body fat over time, and that the composition of a person’s diet is much more important for sustaining weight loss.

Researchers also agree that the best diet doesn’t always work the same for every single person. “Some people on a diet program lose 60 lbs. and keep it off for two years, and other people follow the same program religiously, and they gain 5 lbs.,” says Frank Sacks, a leading weight loss researcher and professor of cardiovascular disease and prevention at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

A unique and very important feature of the ReShape® weight loss program, in addition to the intragastric weight loss balloon procedure, is the support and counseling it offers patients. Integrated easily with your existing practice resources, the complete ReShape program includes the dual gastric balloon, which requires no surgery, leaves no scars, and is inserted in about 20 minutes. Unlike weight loss surgeries, ReShape is not a permanent implant, does not permanently reroute a patient’s digestive system, and is removed after six months. Along with the ReShape dual gastric balloon, patients will receive 12 months of medically supervised support, monthly 1:1 visits with a personalized coach who will customize a nutrition and exercise plan to fit their needs, education to help with mindful eating skills, meal planning, and healthy eating habits, plus use of the ReShape online portal and app for food and exercise journaling, weight, activity, and a wireless scale for data tracking.

Researchers have also found that staying consistent and modifying everyday behaviors play a pivotal role in losing weight and keeping it off.

“Losing weight and keeping it off is hard, and if anyone tells you it’s easy, run the other way,” says James O. Hill, obesity researcher at the University of Colorado. Patients should be cautioned of weight loss pills that promise amazing results, or other methods of weight loss that sound too easy or too good to be true.

ReShape offers patients a proven, healthy way to lose weight and keep it off. Patients have lost up to 81 pounds in six months, and are loving the benefits of their newfound weight loss results. Research shows that with just 10% weight loss, people can experience noticeable changes in their blood pressure and blood sugar control, which help to lower their risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes — two of the costliest diseases in terms of healthcare dollars and human life. For just $25/day,* you can offer your patients everything they need to successfully achieve their weight loss goals with ReShape: the dual weight loss balloon, 12 months of support from your medically supervised team, personalized coaching, education, exclusive access to the ReShape online portal and app, as well as consistent support that will help them sustain their weight loss.

To learn more about how you can help overweight patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 achieve life-changing weight loss without surgery, visit or click here for more information on ReShape and how it can help your practice grow.


*Pricing will vary based on ReShape practice area.