As said before, the surgery is just one part of a whole lifelong process. Some may even consider it to be the least difficult part. Afterward, you will have to be completely and utterly committed to changing the way that you eat. Once you are no longer in the hospital being given the food you must eat, you’ll be on your own. Use every scrap of willpower and every method of defense you have, because you’re going to need them. If you lack self-control and attempt to eat something that you shouldn’t, you could pop the staples or rupture your stomach, which can lead to infections or even death. Undergoing this surgery is not to be taken lightly.
Watch your portion sizes. Portion sizes just keep getting larger and larger. You may not even realize that you are consuming a portion that is much too large for you. Look up what a healthy portion size really is for the meal you have chosen. You might be surprised at the results! Start your meals with a full glass of water. Combat over sized portions by using smaller plates. Never take seconds!
Implants: In conjunction with a breast lift, you may need implants to finish off the look. You may have lost so much fat that there’s very little breast tissue left. Also, if the skin was stretched too much, just a lift may not give a natural look. Implants will further help lift the breasts and give you back a perky bust line.
The Last Supper Syndrome is when you fall into the mindset that since I’m having gastric bypass and the weight will all be gone when i wake from surgery (not the case) I will just eat what ever and as much of it as I want. Many people gain weight before surgery because of this; I gained about 8 pounds before mine because of this.
If you make a series of small changes, one at a time, you will give yourself a chance to get used to them. It does not seem like such a shock to your system when you introduce the changes gradually. Sooner than you think, you will lose the weight and gain the healthy body and lifestyle that you desire!
Obesity is no joke. It’s dangerous, unsightly, and may lead to co-morbidities, which are life-threatening illnesses related to obesity, like diabetes, cancer, heart conditions and hypertension.
Knowledge of nutrition is going to become very important. It was a good thing to know about before the surgery, but it will be absolutely necessary afterward. Post-surgery, every bite of food will count since you will only be able to consume a few ounces at a time. Most people drink liquids with their meals, but after weight loss surgery face, you won’t be able to do this anymore. Food and drink have to be taken separately. Liquids, and that includes any medications or supplements, need to be taken thirty minutes before or after a meal.
If you are looking to watch your diet, try planning your meals around a total of 2,000 calories a day. Pay attention to your meals, and make certain that you get what you need, starting with Vitamin An and ending with Zinc. Know that your diet may not always supply your body with what you need, so be willing to change your diet or take vitamin supplements.