How to Deal with Weight-Gain Post a SIPS Gastric Bypass Surgery
December 27, 2017
Undergoing a gastric bypass surgery is undoubtedly a good option for those who are morbidly obese or overweight. But post surgery, patients often find it difficult to keep the weight off. Although some bit of weight gain after gastric bypass surgery is acceptable, some patients, because of their unhealthy lifestyle, tend to gain back all that they lost. One of the ways to avoid gaining back the pounds shed through surgery, is to follow specific lifestyle recommendations. Here are some of the ways to deal with weight gain after gastric bypass surgery.
1. Consult a nutritionist
Patients who monitor their diet with the help of a professional counselor get better weight loss results in the long run. Post surgery, your doctor may refer you to a nutritionist or a dietitian. The key is to never stop seeing them and eating healthy at all times.
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2. Lose as much weight as possible before surgery
It has been observed that a higher percentage of morbidly obese patients (BMI between 40 and 49.9) tend to keep off the excess weight lost, as compared to the percentage of super obese (BMI of 50 or more). It is, therefore, recommended that patients must try to lose as much weight as possible, prior to weight loss surgery.
3. Say ‘No’ to binge-eating before and after surgery
Patients diagnosed with binge eating disorder (BED) are more likely to lose less weight after surgery. When food dependencies or abuse are the root cause of obesity, getting help to address the root problem is a must, as is learning to develop healthier eating habits overall.
4. Join a weight loss surgery support group
Did you know patients who participate in support groups have an approximately 10% lower body mass index than patients who don’t? The impact that support groups have on an individual can’t be underestimated, and therefore, it’s highly advisable for SIPS gastric surgery patients to join a support group to avoid regaining the excess weight shed.
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5. Dealing with alcohol and drug consumption
Alcohol and drug abuse problems may lead to gastric bypass complications. It may also lead to weight gain post surgery. To avoid these problems, have a frank talk with your psychologist during your psychological evaluation session, prior to surgery approval.
Get the Help You Need
If you wish to learn about SIPS Gastric surgery procedure, or you want to discuss a post surgery lifestyle plan, feel free to get in touch with Perth Surgical and Bariatrics Clinic in Perth by filling out our contact form, and we’ll take it forward from there. You can also call us at 0893709686.