Gastric sleeve is an effective weight loss surgery that can help patients lose up to 80 percent of their excess body weight.
However, the surgery itself isn’t the only thing needed to ensure success, and after the operation, patients must commit to leading a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet with healthy eating habits and consistent exercise.
When patients don’t lose weight after gastric sleeve surgery or gain the weight back, it is called a gastric sleeve failure.
Although there aren’t specific numbers about gastric sleeve failure rates, it’s estimated that about 30 percent of patients who undergo gastric sleeve fail to lose more than 50 percent of their excess body weight. Fortunately, you can prevent gastric sleeve failure.
Listen to Your Doctors, Surgeons, and Dieticians
Medical practitioners go to school for years to learn everything they can about the human body; and during their time practicing, they discover a great deal more.
Their knowledge base is one of the best resources you have to help you on your weight loss journey because they’ve already helped thousands of people facing similar struggles.
After gastric sleeve surgery, your surgeon can tell you what you need to know to help your body heal, while your doctor can instruct you about the best way to lead a healthy lifestyle, and your dietician can give you tips on healthy foods and good eating habits.
Adopt a Healthy Diet Following Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Diet is one of the most significant changes you’ll make after the gastric sleeve, and you must focus on eating healthy foods and avoiding the foods that can cause complications and weight gain.
Your diet should consist mainly of lean proteins and nutrient-rich whole foods like fresh fruit (in moderation), vegetables, and nuts.
Foods to avoid are junk food, greasy food, carbonated beverages, refined sugar and high-sugar foods, and take-out because you can’t control those food preparation techniques.
Practice the Right Eating Habits
Eating the right foods isn’t the only thing you have to commit to. You should strive to adopt healthier eating habits to adopt. For instance, overeating can result in weight gain, even if you’re only eating the healthiest foods.
Here are some suggestions for healthy eating habits:
- Eat small meals that are the size of your fist
- Spread your meals out throughout the day
- Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly
- Stop eating once you feel full
- Don’t drink within 30 minutes of eating
- Plan your meals and only get what’s on your grocery list when shopping
- Avoid eating out
Stay Active and Exercise Regularly
Exercise is another critical factor in the amount and speed of weight loss, and also in how successful you’ll be at keeping the weight off after gastric sleeve surgery. Exercise burns fat and calories, but it’s also good for your body and your mental well-being.
After you’ve given yourself time to heal, start including regular exercise into your daily routine at least three to five days each week, in the form of walking, swimming, or some other activity.
- Before starting any new exercises, talk to your doctor to discuss your health and safety.
Every day after gastric sleeve, you’ll have to commit to a healthy lifestyle if you want to maintain your weight loss and keep the weight off. Some of the most important things you can do to prevent gastric sleeve failure are:
- Eating the right foods
- Practicing proper eating habits, and
- Staying active with a regular exercise routine
If you’re successful at doing these things, then you’ll also be successful in your weight loss journey, and will be rewarded with the healthy body and life you’ve always wanted.
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