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Gaining Weight After Surgery

Gaining Weight After Surgery

I have my first appointment in January for bypass surgery, I am concerned reading how many people that have had the surgery regain the weight, is it worth it?

A MyObesityTeam Member said:

Have you tried healthy lifestyle way of eating and drinking lots of water and moving some
It helps me a lot however I did cut out processed foods fried foods red meat no potatoes or rice or pasta no soft drinks
I mainly eat chicken fish turkey and I love baked salmon patties I found a recipe using fresh salmon instead of can
Every now and then I'll have a vegetable burger I found a brand that tastes just like a hamburger

posted over 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I had my bypass in 2014. I have followed a sugar free, low-carb lifestyle. But in the past 2 years I had a big crisis. Which led to old coping mechanisms of emotional eating and gaining 10 pounds. But I know why and am working on getting back to my healthy habits.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

If you follow your surgeons instructions you should do fine.

I had the Duodenal Switch ( sleeve and intestinal bypass) two years ago. It is the best against weight regain. It has higher vitamin requirements. I chose that to put my diabetes into remission. It also doesn't have dumping like the gastric bypass, and less chance of weight regain. Do your research into all your options for WLS. Good luck with your journey.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I personally do not think so. I have seen that. And sometimes people do ok...and often they are much sicker b/c they didn’t need to reduce their calorie intake they needed to lower their stressors, get consistent, quality sleep, heal the sources of their psychological pain, and eat to heal their gut and therefore their body. In the end you have to do what you think is right for you...and surgery is always a risk. Is it worth it to you especially if there is a better way?

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyObesityTeam Member said:

I have several co workers that have had the surgery and all lost a significant amount of weight but still are considered very overweight all of their surgery's within the last 3 years. None of the 7 exercise at all but they do eat healthier. If you seen any of them you wouldn't think they had surgery. I am just saying what I see and I know these ladies well. They can't say why they don't exercise or believe it would help change the look of their bodies.

posted over 2 years ago
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