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I've noticed wrong information (excess vs total body weight) being stated regarding ESG weight loss. The following is from the doctor who performed my ESG procedure.

"On average, patients who proceed with ESG will have lost about 20% of total body weight one year after the procedure. Because of how ESG contributes to helping change overeating habits, many patients lose over 70% of their excess body weight over the long term."

I achieved a 30% total body weight loss (lowest weight at 9 months post procedure). However, I'm maintaining a 25% total body weight loss at 2 years out.

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I am a few months short of 2 years post-VSG and have lost 25% of my body weight. Have been steady at this weight for about 6 months now. This Michigan Bariatric Collaborative has an interesting outcome predictor calculator. https://www.michiganbsc.org/DecisionTools/

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It’s actually not wrong information. Those statistics are based on averages as it says. About what the majority of people lose. It’s a place for people to start to give them a bit of an idea of what they could possibly achieve. There are always outliers. Those who lose more & those who lose less. They are the minority.

A lot depends on your starting weight & therefore how much you have to lose. The more you have to lose the higher the potential percentage of weight you could lose best case scenario. If I lost 70% I’d weigh 59lbs - yikes. Then there’s where your new set point stabilises at, genetics, gender, age, the boost your metabolism gets - all things you can’t change. You can only influence the changes you make to your diet, the activity you choose to undertake & then how sustainable those changes are for you.

You initially exceeded the average but are now settling close to it which is a great achievement.

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I am a few months short of 2 years post-VSG and have lost 25% of my body weight. Have been steady at this weight for about 6 months now. This Michigan Bariatric Collaborative has an interesting outcome predictor calculator. https://www.michiganbsc.org/DecisionTools/

Wow, if that is the case than I am not too far off from the weight this calculator is saying i should be

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12 hours ago, Toesinthewater said:

I just noted a couple of posts that stated a 20% loss in EXCESS weight when it actually is a 20% loss in TOTAL weight.

Yes, it’s total weight. So I weighed 200lbs when I began & I should have expected, based upon the 20% stat, to lose about 40lbs. Which is a much better potential result than if it was excess weight I had to lose.

21 hours ago, Ninabnina77 said:

Wow, if that is the case than I am not too far off from the weight this calculator is saying i should be

Congratulations but remember it’s not where you ‘should’ be. It’s a suggestion of what you might achieve. No guarantee. You could lose more or less. As I said above, there are too many factors you can’t control that influence how much you lose.

Edited by Arabesque

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