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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Gastric Sleeve

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Having Gastric Sleeve
Life after bariatric surgery is different. Very different. There are some things I feel like I wasn’t prepared for and I want to share those with you today. Here is a list of 10 things I wish I knew before having Gastric Sleeve.

Fertility After Weight Loss Surgery

Fertility After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss has many benefits. One of those many benefits is that studies are showing it can increase fertility. If you are a woman of child bearing age, this is something important to know. One study showed that as a woman’s BMI went over 29, her chances of conceiving went down by 4% compared to a woman with a normal BMI. If you are considering weight loss surgery, this might be one of the things on your mind. It definitely played a huge role in my decision-making process.  I was 25 when I had gastric sleeve and one of the reasons I wanted to have the surgery was because I wanted to start a family. I was sitting at 360 pounds and my health was spiraling out of control. I knew that if I wanted to start a family, I needed to get healthy.

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.