Life After Weight Loss Surgery: Tips for Long term Success

Life after weight loss surgery can be a transformative journey. It’s a step towards a healthier and happier life, but it’s important to remember that the surgery itself is just the beginning. Long-term success requires dedication, commitment, and a few key tips to keep you on track.

Some tips to achieve long term success:

Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle: Weight loss Surgery is life altering method. It is a tool to help you achieve your goals, but maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for long -term success

Adopt healthy eating habits: After the surgery, your stomach’s capacity will be smaller, so it’s important to make every bite count. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid high-calorie food which is low in nutrients.

Practice portion control: Even after weight loss surgery, it’s essential to practice portion control. Invest in smaller plates and utensils to help you measure portion sizes accurately. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly, and stop eating when you feel comfortably full.

Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water is crucial for overall health and weight management. Aim for at least 1.8-2 L of water per day and avoid sugary & aerated beverages. Sip water throughout the day to stay hydrated and prevent overeating.

Stay active: Regular exercise is key to maintaining weight loss and improving overall health. Consult with your Bariatric Surgery team to determine the appropriate exercise regimen for your specific needs. Incorporate both cardiovascular exercises and strength training to build lean muscle mass.

Attend Follow-Up Visits: Regular follow-up visits with your bariatric surgery team are essential for monitoring your progress and addressing any concerns. These visits provide an opportunity to discuss your weight loss, nutritional needs, and overall well-being. Stay Committed to attend follow ups

Focus on Mental Well-being: Weight loss surgery is not only about physical changes but also about transforming your mindset. Seek therapy or counseling, if needed, to address any emotional, behavioral, or psychological issues related to your weight. Practice self-care, engage in stress-reducing activities, and prioritize your mental well-being.

Remember, life after weight loss surgery is a lifelong commitment to your health and well-being. With patience, determination, and the right support, you can achieve long-term success and enjoy a fulfilling and healthier life.

Dr. Vivek Bindal

Dr. Vivek Bindal Director & Head -Institute of Minimal Access, Bariatric, and Robotic Surgery