Clearly, through our company name alone, we know that the amazing people who walk through our door, would like to, amongst other things, lose weight. Wanting to lose weight and improve your physical and mental health to a place where you feel comfortable is great, and the team at Weight Loss Surgery pride ourselves on giving you a holistic support system to help you meet your goals.
Last month at Obesity Week in Washington, we had the opportunity to attend a presentation outlining the updated Nutrition in Bariatric Surgery Guidelines which resulted from a number of years of micronutrient research following the different weight loss surgery procedures performed world-wide.
Whilst it is the responsibility of the WLS Program to determine individual variations as they relate to patient nutritional care, we have introduced some changes to our guidelines.
After spending a number of years observing patterns related to the various stages of weight loss surgery (WLS), I began to see a clear relationship between the ability to accept ‘what was’ and a sense of contentment. Despite the increased sense of accomplishment related to the weight lost, the goal posts still kept moving for many of my patients and this lack of satisfaction with life post WLS continued to create anxiety and real distress for WLS recipients.
'Going it alone' is a tough road, and motivation is a key ingredient to success in any endeavour! Accountability is also required to help change habits that may have been there for years or even a lifetime. Sharing our struggles can create connection on deeper levels, and even help others who might be feeling some of the things we do, regardless of their weight. Some considerations for support along the way...