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How to lose weight with a gastric balloon
Are you unable to lose weight even though you have tried all kinds of diets? Or maybe because you have no willpower? Our client Peter was in a similar situation. He shared his experience with the Allurium (formerly Elipse) balloon which he has had for 3 months.
Peter started at 94.5 kg and wanted to lose 15 kg. Two weeks before the balloon leaves the body, he is 2 kg away from his dream goal and is confident that he will succeed.
“My lifestyle was not good: too much alcohol, chocolate, an irregular diet, almost no exercise. I felt it was starting to take its toll on my health and I decided to do something about it before the consequences got really serious.”
The gastric balloon will help to completely change your lifestyle
Many patients use the gastric balloon as an aid for a complete lifestyle change. The balloon not only fills the stomach but also reduces the production of the “hunger hormone”, so much smaller portions create a feeling of fullness. If the lifestyle recommended by the nutritionist is also followed, the journey to your dream weight is even faster.
“My overall experience with the balloon is very positive. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of making a change towards a healthier lifestyle. But it is true that you need to make some changes in yourself as well. The balloon will not do all the work for you. You need to start thinking about what you eat and also start moving more. The balloon will help a lot in the whole process, but the main thing is to make the change in yourself and want it."
Just swallow the Allurium (formerly Elipse) balloon for weight loss
Insertion of the Allurium (formerly Elipse) gastric balloon is very easy – it is folded into a small capsule and connected to a thin probe. You simply swallow the capsule and wash it down with fluids. Through the probe, the balloon is filled with a solution to the desired size. The first hours and days after the balloon insertion can be slightly uncomfortable. It is necessary to follow the diet prescribed by your doctor.
“The insertion of the balloon was very easy and quick. However, the first 48 hours after insertion are not entirely comfortable, as your body is getting used to the balloon. You really have to follow the doctor’s recommendations and then learn to eat properly – slowly, regularly, small portions and listen well to your stomach when it tells you it is full. It is important to prepare small portions and take breaks during meals. But after a few days, you will get used to it and completely forget that you have a balloon in your stomach. The advantage is that I never really feel hungry, even though I eat much smaller portions than before.”
Add physical activity and you will feel great
Weight loss will make movement easier, and your body will get used to it and demand it.
“I'm obviously happy that the pounds are coming off but, in general, I feel much healthier and more active. I have started doing a lot of sports, 4-5 times a week. After three months, my body has got used to the activity and even demands it, which makes me happy and I really enjoy the movement. I have also completely changed my diet and follow the recommendations of my nutritionist. I still have two weeks left with the balloon in my stomach and I am determined to continue with this new lifestyle.”