Considering Weight Loss Surgery

Are you a yo-yo dieter? Have you tried the latest and greatest diet, lost weight, then regained it the minute you stopped dieting? Have you tried every diet that has ever been written, suffered every gym workout program that was available and still can’t keep the weight off?

While it is important for everyone to realize that the first resort before you should ever consider a major surgery  is a healthy diet and regular physical activity, if you have tried and failed multiple times in earnest with no lasting result, weight loss surgery might be for you.


To be eligible for weight loss surgery, you have to be at a BMI range of typically 40 or more.What’s BMI? BMI stands for Body Mass Index and it is a measurement taken from your height and weight. Below is a handy chart that can help you determine your BMI.

Click on the image below if you want to calculate it yourself.




Another indicator that you may be eligible is having disease conditions called co-morbidities. These include high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and others that are listed in the image down below.




Still on the fence? The number one reason that patients say they want the surgery is that they want to be healthy and feel better every day.  That makes all the pain, personal sacrifice, and hard work for pre and post-op time frames worth it.


The most successful post-op patients follow the special diet that comes after the surgery, are physically active every day, and have a strong support system through friends, family and a community to cheer them on.


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Next week, I am going to share two post op puree recipes that will help you stick to your diet and still enjoy something delicious.