3 Tips to Prevent Regain after Bariatric Surgery


Regain. It is a word that bariatric patients never want to hear. A lot of times we are so excited about the weight loss surgery and the journey of dropping weight that we don’t think about the possibility of regain down the road. It is a sad truth and one that you need to be prepared to tackle if it ever happens to you. There are things you can do to help prevent regain of the weight you have lost. Here are some tips if you are worried about regain after bariatric surgery:

Find your community. This is everything! I cannot stress this enough how important it is to have a group of people with similar healthy goals. Everything changed for me when I found my bariatric community. Find your people and lift each other up!

Start working out. Make this a habit that you start from the beginning so it becomes part of your new life. If you are regaining and currently don’t workout, start small and work your way up to new exercises. This will help get you back on track! Sometimes it just takes changing it up to get you back to losing and working out can be that tool for you.

Reflect. If you are regaining, chances are you are letting something back into your diet that you shouldn’t be. Reflect on what that could be and make the change you need to make. It won’t be easy, but if you care about getting back on track, you will do it.


Remember your goal. Your ultimate goal. You are strong. You are a fighter. Regain does not mean it is over. It’s just a hiccup on the journey. Acknowledge the hiccup and get back on track. YOU GOT THIS!


  • Lara Matthews

    Ty so much. I had sleeve surgery last year I went from 354 to 216 now I’m at 222. I’m very angry at myself. I’ve lost my oomph.

  • Tee

    Right on time! I went to the doctor today and found out I had regained 2.3 pounds and I needed this motivation today! I started working out again as soon as I got home from the doctor. I’m not gonna let all of my hard work go to waste!

  • Shelli Carlow

    I have not been a part of this community but I had The original gastric bypass In 1999 and I’m mad that I’ve gained 10 pounds LOL but if anybody needs tricks of the trade on how to stick to it and yet help some of your cravings I’m more than happy to help I was 300 pounds I maintain anywhere from 1:40 to 1:50

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