We read often about the health and weight-loss benefits of eating less and moving more. As a general rule, that statement can be effective. I also know that for most people who are 100 pounds or more overweight, “eat less and move more” is like telling them to try moving a continent with their finger tips. Not easy and even impossible for some. So when people commit to bariatric surgery as a tool to lose significant weight, they quickly learn that it too is not easy and requires a ton of personal commitment. But once that commitment is made and life after surgery becomes different than it is for people who haven’t had their stomachs surgically altered, what’s the best way to maximize the results? The answer: Eating and moving “right.” That’s a different idea than eating less and moving more. And we’ve teamed up with a team of metabolic experts to show our pre and post surgical patients exactly how to do it.

MTEC-which stands for Metabolic Testing and Exercise Center, with the help of me and my bariatric surgery team, has developed a weight-loss management system designed to enable patients to maximize the results of bariatric surgery. Think of this as a companion program to surgery that provides you with the knowledge and tools you need to be successful in reaching your surgical weight loss goals.

This is NOT another diet and exercise program. For most of our patients, those types of programs have failed them. This is an educational tool, designed specifically for you and your bariatric surgery. It provides you with daily guidance (before and after surgery) so that you can maximize weight loss and achieve your goal of keeping the weight off forever.

Because we understand that weight loss is difficult, we have designed this program to provide you specific tools that will help you achieve lasting and long-term results with as little time and effort as possible. That’s where the moving and eating “right” comes in. The MTEC program will show you the best way to prepare your body before surgery, the safest most effective way to recover after surgery and ultimately provide you with everything you need to know in order to achieve long-term success.

I encourage you to visit the special website designed specifically for those interested in maximizing their bariatric surgery success. There you’ll find more information on the program options, exactly what makes it different than those traditional exercise and weight-loss programs and how it can benefit you. I tell patients time and again, bariatric surgery isn’t a cure. It’s a tool. When used in conjunction with the exercise program we’ve helped develop specifically for our patients, it can be the missing piece to the puzzle when it comes to significant weight-loss that lasts a lifetime.