It is important to adopt the habits of a healthy bariatric weight loss surgery patient to honor and celebrate the results of your surgery.
After all, your weight loss surgery is an investment both financially and for your overall health that must be protected and honored to lead a healthy life.
Below are some lifestyle habits we recommend you adhere to following your bariatric surgery for best, long-lasting results.
Your diet will be a big part of your success post-surgery.
Try to stick to 80+ grams per day of protein and incorporate this in each meal to keep you full.
Limit your carb intake to healthy complex carbs such as vegetables, fruits, and legumes (90-130g per day).
Avoid trigger foods such as white carbs, or processed “empty carbs” such as chips.
Fats should constitute about 30% of your diet, while fiber should be around 20-35g per day.
A healthy choice is to eat around 5 miniature meals each day which takes place every 3 to 4 hours.
Meal prepping is a healthy way to ensure you are making healthy choices.
Pro Tip: Keep a food journal to hold yourself accountable.
Aim to exercise between 30 and 45 minutes each day for at least five days per week.
A successful exercise regimen should include at least 90 minutes per week of strength training, and stretching to prevent injury.
Consistent and good quality sleep each night is essential to keep you healthy and functioning at an optimal level.
Strive for 7 to 8 hours every night and avoid alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine as they can disrupt the sleep cycle.
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At Maryland Bariatrics we are committed to partnering with you to ensure a successful weight loss journey.
Call today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team, (301)965-0546.