If you have realized that now is the time to take control of your weight, bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that can put you on the path toward a healthier lifestyle.
How to Make the Most of Weight Loss Surgery
Having weight loss surgery will change your life. To make the most of your procedure, follow the advice of your healthcare team and reach out to them when you have questions.
Here are a few more ways you can help yourself to succeed after surgery.
If you have decided to go forward with weight loss surgery, be sure to educate yourself on what to expect before, during and after the operation. Your patient advocate at WeightWise is a great resource for this information. Attend support groups at our clinic or our online support group to ask others about their experience with weight loss surgery.
*Remember: each program is different regarding pre- and post-op guidelines. Online forums or discussion groups can be confusing and contain misinformation. Please talk to your doctor and medical team in detail about your questions or concerns.
Once you have a good understanding of everything that will happen, speak with your family about what to expect. Allow them to support you throughout the process.
Follow a Bariatric Diet
Before your surgery, speak with your dietitian about what type of diet you will need to adhere to before and after the surgery. Becoming familiar with the fare before surgery will help you make adjustments to your eating habits and overall lifestyle before surgery rather than afterward when your body is undergoing a lot of change.
After surgery, it is important to keep as active as possible. The earlier you start moving, the better. However, remember that you don’t want to overdo it or do too much too soon. Talk to your exercise physiologist at WeightWise about what exercises are best after weight loss surgery so you can determine which workout routine is right for you.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Support
Having support from your family and friends is important. Also, whether it is an online support group or a group of people that you have met through your doctor’s office, having support from others who have undergone significant weight loss can be beneficial. Friends and companionship make any journey easier. Talk to others that understand as well as those who will listen without judgment.
Learn More About Weight Loss Surgery in Oklahoma City
Not sure where to begin? Sign up for a free informational seminar. Contact our experienced team of weight loss professionals. We can help provide tips and tools that will help you take control of your health.