Lifestyle Changes

We’ll Help You Change Your Lifestyle for the Better

Choosing to have weight loss surgery is the start of a significant transformation toward improving your health, well-being and quality of life. However, it is vital that you understand that long-term success will require a lifelong commitment to change your lifestyle.

Not to worry – your weight loss team will be here to help you throughout the rest of your life. Our holistic approach to treating the whole person – physically, mentally and socially – will play a key role in helping you to achieve the long-term success you want and deserve.

As with anything that is new, there will be an adjustment period. Right after surgery, you will be getting used to a whole new way of life. You will be 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 will take some effort on your part. The first step will be to stay focused on your goal to have a more trim, strong and healthy body. To achieve this goal, it is important that you follow the recommended nutritional guidelines for weight loss surgery patients, drink 100 ounces of water daily, and also exercise daily.

“Balance” will be the key for your new lifestyle. 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. And remember, your weight loss team at Acadiana Weight Loss Surgery will always be here to support you whenever needed.