Allurion Weight Loss Balloon

Is the Allurion Program more effective than dieting alone?

In short – Yes! Read on to find out why our holistic 6-month program gives you better results than just dieting alone, and we have the data to back it up! 

We know that losing weight is not easy. Not only do you need the right tools and support on your side, very often diet and exercise alone are just not enough to achieve significant weight loss results.  

While there are a range of effective and sustainable weight-loss treatments out there, what’s consistent across all of them is taking steps to change your lifestyle habits and behaviors, as well as your diet and physical activity.  

In fact, a more holistic lifestyle change approach is recommended around the world as the cornerstone to any weight-loss treatment, even medical or surgical options. It’s the combination of all these elements that delivers optimal results, not doing any of them in isolation.

Did you know that the Allurion Program leads to nearly 2.5 times the weight loss than a lifestyle change program alone? 

Research shows that the Allurion Program (a combination of our unique swallowable gastric balloon and a supported lifestyle change program) achieves significantly better results than a lifestyle change program alone. (Ref:8) Other studies on intragastric balloons tell the same story; they help patients achieve significantly superior weight loss vs just dieting alone. 

Unsuccessful weight loss methods

As Zoe Griffiths (Registered Dietitian and Director of Global Nutrition at Allurion) highlights, what’s worrying is that not only have the majority of adults tried to lose weight in the last 12 months (depending on the county it could be anything from 50-80%)10,11 , but that most are unsuccessful. Studies underscore the need for increased support and solutions for weight management. 

One study11 shows that the most common weight loss methods people use are calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%). However, three-quarters of participants who attempted to lose weight within the past year, did not achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight. 

In another study, the most commonly reported weight loss methods were exercising (63%) and eating less food (63%), followed by consuming more fruits, vegetables, and salads (50%). 

The evidence clearly shows that exercise and calorie-controlled or restricted diets are the least beneficial, with respect to achieving clinically meaningful weight loss. These isolated methods alone are not enough.

How the Allurion Balloon and Allurion Program lead to successful weight loss 


The swallowable Allurion Balloon is the only gastric balloon in the world that requires no surgery, no endoscopy and no anesthesia*. This non-invasive medical tool kick-starts your weight loss by: 

      . Helping you feel fuller for longer 

      . Helping you feel fuller quicker with smaller portions 

      . Slowing down digestion so you feel less hungry 

With these benefits on your hunger and satiety, adopting changes to your diet and activity is much easier while you work with your Allurion care team to start making sustainable changes to your lifestyle and eating habits. 

As part of the Allurion Program, you will also be provided with an Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App. You can use these to check in with your healthcare team, receive support and guidance, and be accountable for your weight-loss achievements.

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