Bariatric surgery is a treatment option more and more people are considering or undertaking as the obesity epidemic continues to grow. Most patients do see significant weight loss after bariatric surgery.
However, long-term weight loss and preventing weight gain as time goes by can be a struggle.
The steps below can help you maintain your weight loss and improve your overall health.
1. Emotional Support is Key
It’s very hard to undertake a weight-loss journey alone. Emotions play a big role for many people struggling to lose weight and there is no question that your emotions affect your eating habits.
A support group offers you information, a cheer-leading section, and a chance to talk through what you’re feeling with others who have been there.
Nearly everyone who has had bariatric surgery and kept the weight off gives credit to a support group for at least part of their success.
2. You Need a Team
In addition to the support you can get from others who have had bariatric surgery, you need a team of health care experts. Find a therapist who specializes in emotional eating.
Work with a dietitian or nutritionist who can teach you the tools you need for success and advise you about food quality and nutrition.
Weight loss surgery can help those who are obese to lose weight by altering their digestive system. In 2011, gastric band surgery was one of the most popular forms of weight loss surgery at around 35-percent of surgeries. However, as of 2019, now less than one-percent of weight-loss surgeries were gastric bands. This drop-in gastric […]
Obesity is associated with the leading causes of death worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. Weight-loss surgery can be a great option for those struggling with morbid obesity and experience obesity-related complications. Weight-loss surgery, including both gastric sleeve and lap band operations, achieves weight loss in patients by altering the […]
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