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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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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