Lifestyle Changes

Many of you decided to have your surgery with Acadiana Weight Loss Surgery  because we have the "Whole Person Approach" to life-long weight management: treating the body, mind, and spirit.

Like anything that is new, there is an adjustment period. Right after surgery, you are getting used to a whole new way of life. You are dealing with the excitement of the scale going down and down.  Hearing your friends and family tell you how great you look is very encouraging. Their kind words are a wonderful reminder of how far you have come on your personal journey and a gentle reminder of why you decided to have surgery in the first place.

Since we are all creatures of habit, getting used to your new daily routine takes some effort on your part. The first step is to stay focused on your goal to have that nice, slim, strong, healthy body. To achieve this goal, it is important that you follow your doctor's orders by eating three meals a day, drinking 64 ounces of water and exercising.

'Balance' is the key for your new lifestyle, but how do you go about creating this balance? Well, you can begin by getting an appointment book and making a schedule for yourself before you do anything else. If you are going to prepare your meals at home, block out the amount of time you will need to get this done. Then, be sure to block out the 20-30 minutes you need to enjoy your meal as well as blocking out time for your exercise.

It will not take long for this to become a habit. Once you remember to put balance back into your life - body, mind and spirit - everything else will be easy. Sometimes our most difficult task is remembering to put ourselves first.


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