Diet and Exercise
Long-term diet and exercise changes and other habit changes can result in weight loss that exceeds the average values used in these calculations.
Remember that 70% is the average weight loss of past gastric bypass patients. Some people lose less, and others lose much more. In the end, the success of a gastric bypass sets the appropriate expectations, decides to change your habits, and adheres to those decisions.
If your number looks lower than expected, do not feel defeated. People are surprised that they can not expect to go from 250 kilograms (551 pounds) to 120 kilograms (264 pounds) with bypass surgery alone. Gastric bypass is not a quick fix but will reduce your weight to slightly easier handling. When weight falls, it becomes easier to exercise, stay longer, enjoy life, and continue to lose weight.
The hardest part is losing the first 50 kilograms or 110 pounds. When you begin to notice the results, this will motivate you to lose more, eat healthier, boast about your friends, and show your fantastic progress. Good luck!