Members of Your Team – Children

Children – Children living in the home can have significant benefits from your weight loss surgery—healthier food options and an active role-model positively impacting their lifestyle habits now and for years to come. They may not appreciate those benefits—at least not right away, although if you approach the changes in a positive way, you may get more cooperation. For example, explain that you will be able to participate in more of their activities as weight loss typically provides a surge of energy and fewer aches and pains. Provide them with as much detail as possible for specific things they can do to help you.  Perhaps plan a family trip that you’ve been delaying as a reward to all of you for your new healthy behaviors.

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