People often ask “how much weight can you expect to lose after weight loss surgery?” This is a fair question and is one that you might be asking yourself if you are in the pre-op stage. The short answer is, it depends.
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.
Creating healthy habits after weight loss surgery is by far the most important thing you can do after having a procedure. No matter what surgery you had done, it is critical that you remember the surgery is just a tool. You must put in the effort to ensure you have long term success after bariatric surgery. Here are some simple steps to start creating healthy habits after weight loss surgery.