Pre and Post Op Gastric Band Weight Loss Plans
Once you have made the decision to have bariatric weight loss surgery, wether it be a band, Bypass, or a gastric sleeve you will be required to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow a strict diet program which your consultant for band, bypass or sleeve will recommend for you.
Losing Weight before and after a gastric Band, ByPass or Sleeve
Losing weight is probably one of the most difficult things you may ever have to do. simply making the decision to lose weight is a major step forward and one thing which will be a major help is having a plan and then sticking to it. Having made the decision to have gastric band, Bypass or Sleeve weight loss surgery you are already well on your way to achieving success.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start to lose weight and can be applied before you have your surgery for a band, Bypass or Sleeve and then continued post gastric band, Bypass or Sleeve surgery.
One of the best ways to keep on track with your weight is to start reading food labels and learning what is good for you, but more importantly what foods to avoid.
Eating a healthy diet is instrumental and this goes hand in hand with reading labels. It is important for us to know what we eat and keeping a good eye on the calorie count is a good way to measure our daily food intake. The next step you should follow is cutting out fried foods. This includes things like french fries and chips. Another thing is to stop drinking things like coke and other high sugar content soft drinks. These few very important points will soon help you to begin to see your weight drop.
If you want to continue losing weight post band, Bypass or Sleeve surgery it is important that you eat every single meal during the day. Obviously eat a healthy meal with the right portions. If you do not or you skip a meal, your metabolism will begin to slow and you will gain weight. Downsizing all of the portions of meals will also help you to lose more weight.
Foods to avoid which your body does not really need on a daily basis include candy and other high Sugar content snack type meals. Your body does not need the amount of fat and sugar contained in these foods. You should also avoid extremely oily food and foods saturated with sodium, which is the case for most fast food restaurant menu items.
Maintaining a healthy weight after gastric band surgery is really just a matter of changing habits. Like any other habit, people fall off the wagon every now and then. Go easy on yourself, and if you give in and have a treat, just accept it and renew your commitment to staying on your healthy eating plan. And remember –it’s ok, you deserve treats every now and then!
Have a goal weight that you want to achieve. Put that number on sticky notes around your house. When you have an emotional trigger that makes you want to seek out comfort food, picture how you will look at your goal weight. This will help you to resist that unhealthy temptation. Using these helpful tips, you really will lose those extra pounds you hate and get as trim as you’d love to be.
It does take a little bit of time and energy investment, but your weight loss goals aren’t beyond reach. Keep working at them, stay positive and you really will reach them.
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