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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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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