These two procedures are effective, but like all types of surgeries, they can be risky. There is some downtime involved with both procedures and you will need to follow a special diet. Talk to your doctor to see if bariatric surgery is right for you.
Tricks That Can Help You Shrink Your Stomach
Although you can’t shrink your stomach without surgery, there are ways to help you feel fuller faster and longer. Some tips and tricks to doing this include:
- Eat more fiber (e.g. whole wheat, fruits, vegetables)
- Fill up on lean protein
- Include sources of healthy fat
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid empty calories (e.g. soft drinks, junk food)
- Get enough sleep
In summary, can you shrink your stomach through diet and fasting alone? No, it is only possible with surgery. There are ways to make yourself feel less hungry and eat less. Small calorie deficits through diet and exercise lead to gradual weight loss. Consult your doctor for more information regarding available weight loss options.
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