Members of Your Team – Co-workers

Co-workers – Most people spend a large portion of their time at work. This is an important place to either gather support or build up a strong healthy eating strategy solo. You’ve probably already assessed your co-workers and know if they are going to be good supporters or negative nellies. If you’ve got some folks in your workplace that will support your efforts and rejoice in your successes, by all means, educate them on your surgery and ask for their help. For the others, it is totally your call on who you decide to inform of your surgery. A simple, “I’ve cut down on portions sizes and increased my exercise,” is a good response to the question, “How you are losing weight?” Make sure you have a good plan in place to avoid workplace hazards—donuts in the breakroom, candy on a co-worker’s desk, less-than-healthy vending or cafeteria food, and the daily lunch delivery.

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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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