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Losing Weight is Difficult

Have you tried everything, but nothing has helped? It's not your fault. Let a specialised doctor or advisor tell you why.

Prof. Dr. Sharma, auf Adipositas Behandlung spezialisierter Arzt.

Why Losing Weight Is so Difficult

From a biological point of view, our bodies perceive weight loss as a threat. And it tries to protect us from it. So you might feel less full after eating. Or you'll suddenly start burning fewer calories because your body has switched to standby mode.


of people who lose more than 5 kg, put the weight back on. 1


of people with obesity think they have to deal with it alone. 2

For almost ⅔ of people with obesity, talking to their doctor about weight management leaves them with a positive feeling.2

1) Studie DEGS1, Erhebung 2008-2011, Robert Koch-Institut (2014).

2) I. D. Caterson FRACP: Gaps to bridge: Misalignment between perception, reality and actions in obesity (2010).

A woman living with obesity is propping herself up on her knee
*Symbolic picture

Effectiveness of the Various Treatments for Obesity

Various factors can influence weight loss to different degrees:

  • lifestyle changes including diet and exercise:             -3 to -8%
  • medication in combination with diet and exercise: -8 to -16%
  • surgical procedures:                                                  -20% or more

Jensen MD et al. Circulation 2014; 129:S102–38, Courcoulas AP et al. JAMA 2013; 310:2416–25

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