If you are going to undergo weight loss surgery and you worried about how you will keep the weight off once it's gone, there are some things you can plan ahead of time so you don't fall of the wagon. There are people and resources out there to help you stay healthy.
You want to have a list of restrictions and dietary limitations in advance, so you can plan your meals and exercise routines in advance. Here are a few things to consider before you go under the knife for a healthier life.
Sponsor or Therapist
Consider meeting with a weight loss sponsor or a therapist after your surgery. This is someone who can talk with you about the things that you're struggling with, and who will also motivate you. Look around in your area or talk with your surgeon about weight loss support groups that you can join, so you have a network of people that are always willing to listen, and that want to keep you on your path to a healthy life.
If you worry that you aren't going to cook or eat healthy, and that you can't be trusted to shop or prepare your own meals, meal delivery is a great alternative. You can get any type of meal you want delivered to your house that are the proper portion and meet your dietary needs. This prevents you from grabbing something unhealthy because you don't have the time to make something, and it makes eating healthy so much easier. You can even get smoothies and vegetarian meals delivered.
Fitness Group or Trainer
Being a member of a gym or fitness center isn't always enough to get you committed. Joining a group of women like yourself that are eager to lose weight and meet regularly for a class or with a trainer is a great way to make yourself exercise. You can try group classes, or you might want to schedule one on one time with a trainer. If you can commit yourself to a class or group of people, you'll be more likely to work out.
You don't want to spend the money, and go through the medical procedures, and then end up not being as healthy as you can be after your weight loss surgery. Talk with the medical professionals, like those at Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss, about these options, to see if they have recommendations, and make a post-surgery plan before the big day.