Ok, so you have tried all the diets under the sun, counted points, added syns, cut out carbs,fasted, loaded up with shakes - the list is endless.
Maybe you have a special occasion coming up, or even been advised to lose weight for a medical reason and your looking for that something new, something different to keep you motivated and help you achieve you weight loss goals.
You might of thought about Bariatric surgery, or even know someone who has got a band or had a bypass, but not quite ready to commit to something on this level yet.
Thats when you may of consided the gastric balloon. A step down from surgery but still a very valuable tool when it comes to weight loss. Not a permanent fixture, but some balloons now can be kept insitu for up to a year, for example the Orbera 365.
Defiantly something to bear thinking about - And hopefully with some additional help in regards to healthy eating and lifestyle changes you can work with the balloon, education, motivation and re focus on a healthy new you going forward, even when the balloon has been removed.
Read our other balloon article to help you learn more about the gastric balloon.