Avoiding Slip-Ups after Weight Loss Surgery
Part of the reason that weight loss surgery is considered the most successful method in helping people achieve weight loss comes down to the support network that is built into the weight loss surgery program. Prior to undergoing surgery you’ll be meeting with your weight loss surgeon and their support staff, and will have ample opportunity to have questions answered, to learn about resources that are available in your area, and to make sure that you are getting on a dietary program that will work for your personal lifestyle needs.
Slip-ups still happen, but with this type of support it becomes a lot easier to avoid common mistakes, and to get back on board and not be totally let down when slip-ups happen.
Mark Twain once said that everything in life came down to mind over matter. If you keep yourself focused and maintain a positive attitude, then you are more likely to stay successful and continue losing weight.
This means overcoming common mental obstacles, such as:
- This diet isn’t working, so I might as well eat whatever I want.
- I’m not losing weight, so there is no need to go exercise.
- I can just focus on losing weight later and eat what I want right now.
- I always gain weight back in the end, so there is no reason to try so hard now.
These negative thought processes are by-far the most common cause of failed weight loss programs. After having weight loss surgery, you can’t afford to let negative thoughts like this interfere with your ability to reach your goals.
Everyone has bad days, and everyone splurges every now and then, but what separates the successful from those who don’t reach their goals is the resiliency in mindset and the ability to power through and try again after a slip-up has occurred. For support with this process, never hesitate to reach out to your weight loss surgeon.
Bariatric surgery programs are designed to give you everything you need to be successful with your weight loss program, including dietary guidance, mental and emotional support, and even physical fitness training. You have everything at your fingertips and the ability to make the program work for you, but you need to make the choice to be successful. If you needed extra help, reach out to your weight loss surgeon for additional support.