This blog is written by Kimberly H, a bariatric patient who discusses being a mother, eating well, working out, and trying to lose weight after weight loss surgery. Aside from sharing her experience with WLS, she discusses motivation, self-love, and mental health.
Bariatric surgery is an exciting adventure full of many changes and new experiences. With so many changes, it can be hard to keep up. After weight loss surgery, there are certain items that make post-op life so much easier. So, here are a few of my favorite things that will help you as you begin your new bariatric surgery journey.
A good scale
After weight loss surgery, it is important that you weigh your food so you eat the correct amount. You don’t want to eat more than you are supposed to. It can take time to get used to using one, but by doing so you will hold yourself accountable and make sure you don’t overeat.
Portion control dinnerware
Now that bariatric surgery is becoming more popular, there are a lot more tools out there. Portion control dinnerware products are so neat because they can help make sure you are eating the correct amount of food. You can find plates and bowls and even utensils that are meant for bariatric patients. It is extremely helpful having these because they show you the exact amount of protein, vegetables, and grains you should be eating.
As a bariatric patient, you will be taking a lot of vitamins. Making sure you aren’t getting deficient in vitamins is the top priority after weight loss surgery. You will more than likely be taking multiple vitamins and sometimes it can get a little chaotic. Finding a good container to keep your vitamins in will help you stay organized.
There will be so many new and exciting things that happen to you after weight loss surgery and there is no need to add any additional stress. By investing in these 5 items, you will help alleviate any stress and be on the path toward success.
What are YOUR must-have items after bariatric surgery?
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