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Worry Free Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

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Bariatric Surgery In Mexico

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AFTER YOUR SURGERY

AFTER YOUR SURGERY

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THE BARIATRIC SURGERY ADVANTAGE

BARIATRIC SURGERY ADVANTAGE



If you're considering Bariatric Surgery, you've probably already tried many diet and exercise programs.

Some may have initially helped but ultimately you regained the weight you worked so hard to lose. It's frustrating. And not healthy.

You are not alone here. Diabetes Canada estimates that 90% of people changing eating and exercise habits in order to lose weight, eventually gain back the weight lost.

So what's different after Bariatric Surgery?

It's simple really, your newly altered body structure is the bedrock that helps you achieve sustainable weight loss. You'll still have to make good food choices, and adopt a healthy exercise routine.

But now, instead of your body working against weight loss, it will help you by limiting the amount of food you can take in before 'you feel full'.

BACK HOME: FIRST THINGS FIRST



After you return home, you'll want to take it easy as you recover from your surgery and your body adapts to the changes that have been made.

You will be on a graduated eating diet which starts with clear liquids and progresses through soups, soft foods, then solid foods over a period of 3-4 weeks.

You will be provided with instructions concerning duration and appropriate foods for each stage of this process.

How long does this Recovery Stage Last?

You can usually resume light housework after about 5 days. Depending on your job requirements you can usually return to work within 7-10 days.

No heavy lifting should be undertaken for at least 1 month.

You are encouraged to keep moving during your home convalescence. It will speed your recovery.

THE KEY ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS



Nutritional

Changing eating habits is challenging for us all. Fortunately, post Bariatric surgery, your new body structure will help you by limiting the amount of food you can take in before your body shouts 'full'.

Making good food choices is how you maximize weight loss while enjoying a varied diet and delivering the nutrition your body needs to be healthy.

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Free one year membership to an outstanding
Bariatric Focused Nutrition site.

To help get you off to a good nutritional start, our All-In-One Package includes a free one year membership to this site run by Registered Dietitians who are Bariatric Specialists. You'll have unlimited access to meal plans, recipes, advice blogs & more*

Emotional

Getting encouragement and emotional support from family and friends is a huge help after Bariatric surgery.

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Tips, traps, techniques gained within support groups comprised of people like yourself is invaluable. But even more comes from the empathy and emotional support typically offered.

Getting this support from people who've actually shared the experience of Bariatric surgery is another fantastic resource.

There are a number of helpful on-line support groups–– we''ve been following this group for some time and can attest to the understanding, encouragement, guidance and positivity to be found here.

You may be surprised to learn that there are even support groups for families.

Ultimately, in addition to family and peer support, it's important that individuals understand that seeking psychological counselling is common after surgery, and even encouraged, given the big changes that occur with weight loss after surgery.

Another aspect of success after surgery is understanding and achieving some level of control over emotional eating.

Most people experience emotional eating –– reward eating, depression eating, and boredom eating are examples.

This eating does not come from bodily needs for fuel. But rather from emotions.

The deepest roots of emotional eating are unique to each individual and is a subject best left to experts. But it is important for anyone coming off Bariatric Surgery to recognize it for what it is.

Once recognized, work-arounds are easier to come up with. You'll find that emotional eating is a frequent topic in support groups such as the one we've suggested.

Recognizing your emotional triggers is the first step to lessening their impact. For most people, much of what they eat is actually driven by emotion-based brain stimulus. Remember, Food is Fuel –– Not Therapy

Physical

When you're overweight, every exercise can feel like you're carrying 50-100-200 lb weights with you –– because you are.

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Walking, climbing, even simply bending over –– any exercise can seem like an impossible task

The secret to exercise after Bariatric Surgery? Think small. Then build up as you become accustomed to the activity. The key is to set measurable goals, then slowly build on them (for example; add an extra 100 steps a day or 1,000 steps a week).

We recommend using a pedometer (or using a pedometer app on your cell phone) to help measure your progress. Your continued weight loss makes exercise progressively easier and you may find you'll want to take it further.



Your Springboard To A Healthier Life

Sometimes confused with a Nutritionist, a Registered Dietician must hold a Degree in Human Nutrition from an accredited University.
Their extensive studies include chemistry, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, social sciences, nutrition and communication –– making them high-level experts in their field.

Registered Dietitians are members of 'Dietitians of Canada'.

Links:
The Dietitians of Canada Website can be reached
here.

Dietitians of Canada 'Principles of Professional Practice' can be
viewed here.

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