- 30 August 2018
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Tips To Maintain Weight Even After Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Each decision that you take in your life has undergone a lot of studies, reviews, emotions, and indeed a lot of willpower. One such decision that you have made in your life is to undergo a bariatric surgery for weight loss. This decision of your can be a life-changing when compared to other choices you have made in your life. This would change the entire way of living. You have to make new choices and stick on to them to get along with the new transformed you. So, here are some of the tips that you should follow so that you can add on success to a successful bariatric surgery.
Do’s And Don’ts After Bariatric Surgery
Obviously, you are sweet. But avoid all sweets and sweetened drinks in the initial months of your surgery. The first and foremost thing you know the actual reason for your weight gain, so why do you want to go back to the same culprits. So, whenever you feel like having carbonated drinks and beverages, it is better to avoid it as they are going to add on calories and sugar. Right after the surgery, you are allowed to drink smoothies but they are exceptional. When you eat sugary stuff, it gives you hunger pangs says Dr venugopal pareek. And carbonated drinks will increase pressure in your stomach.
How often do you drink water during a meal?
It is known that you should drink water half an hour before any meal to promote weight loss. But when it comes to posting surgery you are advised not to drink water before, after, and during the meal. Drinking during and before a meal will make you feel fuller and after the meal will wash out the food out of your stomach.
How often do you snack?
Snacking can slow down the long-term effects of the surgery. Avoid snacking on unhealthy food. If you feel like snacking go for healthier food or have a meal, but never snack.
Avoid all the whites
By the term whites, it means carbohydrates specifically simple carbs like bread, pasta, rice, sugar, and other highly processed food. These simple carbohydrates can elevate blood sugar levels and increase hunger pangs. This will affect the post-surgery effects feels Dr Venugopal Pareek.
Are you a coffee lover?
It is irresistible to say no to coffee. Coffee contains caffeine which is diuretic, it alters your mood and increases heart rate. Caffeine is a drug and it will work against your efforts of staying hydrated and increases the risk of stomach ulcer.
Exercise and sweat
This is the best thing that you can do to yourself is give time to shape yourself by hitting the gym or on the tracks. Whichever exercise that you feel is comfortable be it dance, sports, Zumba, etc. you can take up and start sweating. This will make you feel refreshed and tone up your body and you’ll feel great about your transformation.
Water is the best medicine when it comes to weight loss. Drink lots of water to feel more energetic and to flush out all the toxins out of your body. This can also give you clear skin.
Do not miss check-ups
It is very crucial that you should visit your doctor or dietician to make sure that everything is going well and you are on the right track. Your doctor could have suggested some medications post surgery, continue them unless the doctor asks you to stop.
Be confident and believe in yourself
The transformation that you are seeing in you after the surgery is because of the decision you had taken to undergo the surgery. This means that you have to believe in yourself. Nothing is impossible, it’s just that you wanted the right kind of motivation. Plan ahead. Be with people who can motivate you and believe in yourself. Nobody can understand you well other than you. Healthy habits that you integrate into your lifestyle can bring out incredible changes in a long run. If you are finding it difficult in coming up with things, you can reach out to the doctors at Sunshine hospitals to make your journey successful.
About the Doctor:
Dr Venugopal Pareek – Bariatric Surgeon
Dr. Venugopal Pareek is one of the best Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon in the city having done more than 9000 surgeries in 12 years. Trained in the esteemed Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences in Surgical Oncology, Dr. Pareek has the expertise in Bariatric Surgery. He has attended several conferences and published articles on medicine as well in various national and international journals.
About Sunshine Hospitals:
A Multi Super Speciality Institution, 500 bedded Sunshine Hospitals (Paradise Circle, Secunderabad) is promoted by globally reputed Joint Replacement Surgeon Dr. AV Gurava Reddy (Orthopedic Doctor) and like-minded associates who share the objective of making world-standard healthcare available, affordable and accessible to the common man. Sunshine has now become one of the best hospitals for many treatments including Orthopedic, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Trauma and Neurology.