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How to Encourage Others to Get Healthy

How to Encourage Others to Get Healthy
As a weight loss surgery patient, you will find that it is extremely important to be surrounded by healthy minded individuals. It can be really easy to fall off the wagon if you don’t have the right support system motivating you. One of the hardest things to overcome after bariatric surgery is trying to make healthy changes when your partner or someone you spend a significant amount of time with does not want to make those healthy changes as well. 

Fashion Tips During Quick Weight Loss

Fashion Tips During Quick Weight Loss
After weight loss surgery, you can expect to lose weight. It differs for everyone, but for most people the first year is when you can expect the fastest of that weight loss. It is a very special time! However, it can be both exciting and frustrating when you are losing weight so fast. Your body is changing so fast that your clothes are going to start falling off you. Yes, this is incredible, but at the same time it can be very stressful when you know you must keep buying new clothes.

5 Tips On What To Do When You Don't See The Scale Going Down After Bariatric Surgery

5 Tips On What To Do When You Don't See The Scale Going Down After Bariatric Surgery

The best part about bariatric surgery is the honeymoon period. During those first few months, and even the first year, the weight just falls off you. I remember the first couple months were magical. I was sometimes losing anywhere between 5-10 pounds a week! It was an incredible feeling and gave me so much motivation to keep going strong. It is so important that you enjoy those first few months because this is when you are going to see your strongest weight loss.

As magical as the honeymoon stage is, it doesn’t last. Your weight loss will slow down, and that is normal. As a weight loss patient, you must be prepared for the highs and the lows you will experience after WLS. I remember I really struggled with only losing ½ pound to 1 pound a week because I was so used to those strong numbers in the beginning. It took me a long time to get past that frustration and focus on the things that really mattered. Here are some tips to help you when you don’t see the scale going down as fast anymore:

1. Pay attention to your clothes. Are they fitting better? Are you able to go down in size? Maybe you are finally able to wear your skinny jeans in the back of your closet!

2. Take measurements! Hopefully you took some at the beginning of your journey that you can compare to, but if not now is the time to start! Even if you don’t see movement on the scale, you’ll be surprised how much your measurements change.

3. Watch for the simple things. This could be things such as fitting in chairs or airplane seats for the first time. As someone who spent many years morbidly obese, one of the best feelings was when I was finally able to fit in an airplane seat without feeling like I was sitting on the person next to me.

4. Change it up! If you have been eating the same thing and/or exercising the same way, do something different. Sometimes your body just needs a change to push it back into overdrive.

5. Take a deep breath and enjoy the journey. It might be frustrating to see less weight loss on the scale, but that’s not all that matters on this weight loss journey. You are getting healthier and becoming a stronger version of you. Be patient and stay on track. YOU GOT THIS!

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Weight loss after WLS