After weight loss surgery, there will likely come a time when you stop losing weight (before you want to), or worse...
...start gaining weight.
Are you at that point now?
If you're feeling out of control with your eating, feeling like you've failed at weight loss surgery and/or have stopped losing or started gaining since your bariatric procedure, then immediate action is necessary.
Did you get away from doing what you KNOW you should be doing?
You may have been too scared to break the rules in the beginning, but found over time it got easier to do so. You may have thought your bad habits and food cravings would be cured by the surgery, only to find out they weren't. Or, you simply might have just gotten too "cocky," and started feeling like you should be exempt from having to follow the rules any longer.
Whatever the case may be, I'm sure you're not happy about it.
You've come to the right place.
Using my simple strategies and my sample menu you can easily replace bad habits with good ones and be back on track within the week.
Let's get started!
It's time to get back to the basics...
...starting RIGHT NOW.
It's as easy as 1-2-3...
Establish a regular pattern of eating
If you've started gaining or stopped losing weight after weight loss surgery, chances are you've fallen into chaotic, random eating.
That's eating whatever you want, whenever you want. Sure, you may only be able to eat small portions since having your lap band, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or duodenal switch, but eating small portions, too frequently, adds up to too many calories!
That's why you should establish a planned pattern of eating. This will provide you little "stepping stones" to get through the day.
A sample schedule might look like this:
Get back to the basics
If it's been months or even years since your bariatric procedure, you may have forgotten about the basics:
It's easy to get away from doing any one of these, but if you forget them all...
...hello extra weight!
Keep a food log
The best weight loss tool is not a treadmill! It's a pen.
According to research, if you write down everything you eat each day, you'll lose twice as much as if you didn't.
It just makes sense, because food journaling makes you accountable for every lick, nibble and sip you take, and it's likely mindless eating has played a part in slowed weight loss or weight re-gain after weight loss surgery.
Get back on track. You can do it!
I'll even help you if necessary.
You can contact me to schedule a 1:1 phone appointment for further accountability and/or menu planning.
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