Obesity is a significant problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over one-third of adults are obese. Obesity leads to many different health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.
Many treatments can help with obesity, including dieting, exercise, medication, and surgery. One procedure that has shown significant weight loss results is gastric bypass surgery. In this blog post, I will go over how you can maintain your weight after this procedure to live a healthier life.
4 Helpful Tips For Maintaining Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery
There are many things to consider when it comes to maintaining your weight after gastric bypass surgery. The patient needs to be honest about how much they eat and how often they exercise and follow their diet plan closely to absorb nutrients properly.
One of the best ways to maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery is through diet. You will need to follow a low-calorie, high protein, and nutrient-dense diet so that you can get all of your nutrients without going over calories. A good plate for this would consist of three ounces (approximately how much food most people eat) of lean meat or fish with two cups of vegetables and one fruit cup. It is essential not to go hungry and not overeat because it can be easy if you haven’t felt hunger in a while; this causes some patients to feel like they’re starving themselves when they aren’t.
Maintaining Physical Fitness
Another way I have found helpful is by maintaining my physical fitness level throughout the day while at work/home. This can be done by taking short, brisk walks and using the stairs instead of an elevator when possible. Doing these activities will help with your weight loss because they are exercises that may not seem like exercise but still count as such to your body.
Drink Enough Water
A third way I have found helpful is through drinking plenty of water each day; it’s essential to drink enough fluids so you don’t get dehydrated or feel bloated from stomach acid coming up into your esophagus (which could lead to reflux). It also helps regulate how often you go to the bathroom, which allows for more time between meals and prevents overeating due to feeling uncomfortable in one’s bladder/bowel area. While at home, it is easy, but while out on the go, it can be challenging to drink enough water. You may want to invest in a reusable water bottle, so you always have some with you.
Do Some Exercises
Some people find that they need an exercise routine that works for them and their lifestyle because when patients don’t feel like doing something physical, no time seems better than another (whether it’s morning or night). If this is how you’re feeling, then it might be best for your health if you found a more enjoyable way of exercising, such as through yoga, biking, or playing sports with friends, instead of just going on a run where the only thing running will do is make sure you keep losing weight.
Change Eating Habits
Another helpful tip for maintaining weight loss after gastric bypass surgery is by being mindful about how much you’re eating and how much time has passed since your last meal. It’s important not to eat too many calories in one sitting or overeat because this can lead to feeling uncomfortable with food, which may cause an individual to want to go back on the surgery weight loss program by going under the knife again if they don’t follow strict guidelines.
Must To Do Task To Maintain Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Keep track of your progress in a notebook
- Write down what you eat and drink each day
- Find ways to be active – walk, take the stairs, do yoga or pilates
- Maintain an exercise routine for at least 2 hours per week
- Consider joining a support group or weight loss community online
- Don’t skip meals – if you’re hungry, try drinking water first before snacking on something unhealthy
I hope that these four helpful tips will help you maintain weight loss after gastric bypass surgery. It may take a lot of work and effort, but it’s worth the feeling when you finally lose all of that weight.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.