The real test of the device was when Maria took her annual “girl’s trip” with four long-time friends to Florida and didn’t gain any weight despite eating at restaurants. “That was a win-win for me,” she says.
Maria, who lives in Anthem, walks three to five miles almost every morning around the track that encircles a nearby soccer park. She uses a device on her wrist to count her steps and sips water during each lap from her 50-ounce bottle.
When she finished the three-month clinical trial, she had lost 20 pounds.
“It worked – I was tickled pink,” shares Maria. “This (clinical trial) gave me a lot of incentive. I’m thrilled.” She still limits her calories and drinks lots of water on her way to her new goal of losing another 15-20 pounds.
Maria would recommend the HonorHealth Research Institute program to others who want to lose weight as she was impressed with the team and Dr. Swain. “They were wonderful,” she explains. “I can’t tell you enough. Very professional. He (Dr. Swain) is wonderful. Very thorough. Explained the program. Explained the device. He was great.”
The HonorHealth Bariatric Center’s nationally accredited program treats obesity and other metabolic diseases with minimally invasive surgery. The nationally and internationally renowned bariatric surgeons offer a full range of weight loss procedures.