Now is a Good Time for a Check-up

Bariatric surgery is an effective tool to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not magic, though, and success requires that you make the effort and stay focused on behaviors that support a healthy weight. Being aware of the factors that contributed to your weight gain is important so you can address them. For example, a lack of quality sleep has been shown to contribute to weight gain. Weight loss surgery doesn’t change this fact, so if you have a habit of staying up too late and watching TV, you’ll need to work on getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night.  There are many things you can do to focus on your success. Whether you had surgery a few weeks ago or whether it has been several years, the basics are the same. Right now is a great time to do a checkup to see which behaviors are spot-on, need a tweak, or could use an entire overhaul.

 

 

 

Factors that can lead to weight gain and obesity

– Lack of energy balance – Inactive lifestyle
– Environment – Genes/family history
– Lack of recreational opportunities – Health conditions
– Work schedules – Medications
– Oversized portions – Emotional factors
– Lack of access to healthy foods – Smoking cessation
– Food advertising – Age
– Lack of quality sleep – Pregnancy
  – Stress

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