Things You May Hear After Weight Loss Surgery
Congratulations on taking the step towards health and well-being by having bariatric surgery. Your life is definitely going to change.
Advanced Surgical and Weight Loss Institute, under the extremely qualified helm of Dr. Diego Velarde, in Brevard County, FL is a leader in weight loss surgery and wants you to be prepared for life after such a transitional operation.
Your diet will change. Your body will change. Your mind may change and even your personal relationships could be altered. This is a lot to take in and often can seem overwhelming. Just as you are adjusting to your new lifestyle those around are too. You need to be prepared for some odd offhand comments that could come your way.
Aren’t you so lucky? You can eat whatever you feel like eating
Yep, you may hear words like that from well meaning people who just don’t understand what you have gone through. The fact of the matter is that after surgery your diet will be restricted as your body adjusts to the changes. If possible, brush it off.
You don’t look any different
People who have never endured weight loss surgery have the notion that those who have should look radically different right out of the gate. This just isn’t true. No fat is being removed during the surgical process and the weight itself will take time to come off. You will lose the weight! It will just take time and hard work on your part.
Way to choose the easy way out
Hmmmm. For those of you who have elected to have bariatric surgery you know it was not an easy decision nor was it your first attempt to lose the weight. After multiple diets and extended workout periods that left you feeling helpless you did you research, spoke with physicians, and made an informed choice.
Don’t let the naysayers get you down. You know this was the right decision for you and your health so keep that close to your mind and heart when you encounter words such as this.
Sometimes people just don’t know what to say to someone who has had weight loss surgery and they are grasping at straws to start a conversation. However, this doesn’t make some of the comments you may hear any less hurtful. If at all possible try and keep your head up and remember this was the best decision for you.
Continually affirm your decision and remind yourself that you are in this for the long haul, for your health.