The pre-op diet for weight loss surgery can be extremely challenging. In my opinion, it is the most difficult stage of the entire journey. This is because you have to be on an extremely strict diet prior to the procedure and since you haven’t had the surgery yet, you are just as hungry as ever! You have to be able to resist foods and get control without the help of the surgery. It can be really difficult because you don’t have the tool of the surgery yet. However, it is important to follow the guidelines because the purpose of the pre-op diet is to shrink your liver prior to surgery. If you don’t do it, you could risk having complications.
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.
Weight loss surgery has quickly become a popular treatment for obesity. It is saving lives and giving people the opportunity to fight health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and so many more. It truly is an incredible experience to be able to transform through bariatric surgery. There are so many amazing benefits from the surgery, but one thing people often forget is that it is just a tool. It can be easy to assume that bariatric surgery will fix everything when it comes to obesity, but this is not the case. Bariatric surgery helps jump start the journey, but it does not cure the underlying reason of obesity for many people: food addiction.
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