Join Support system for long term weight loss success
Bariatric surgery does not only require a person to undergo a major surgery, but it also involves the person’s mental determination for a lifestyle change. “Bariatric surgery is an emotional roller coaster. Developing a support network is key, ” says Michelle Lewis, LCSW, of Salt Lake Weight Counseling. Post surgery, develop a strong support group system, be it at home with family, or at workplace with colleagues, or at a support group with people who have undergone a similar procedure.
Support groups helps you discuss your concerns freely, and find solutions from people who have been through a similar situation, and how they combat it. These groups also provide you with methods to manage plateaus & emotional eating. It will give you fresh ideas to manage your weight, and more determination to follow the set instructions given by your Surgeon.