Although most Denton residents will come into a weight loss program prepared for the physical changes, it is perhaps the mental preparation that requires the most work. Individuals have to visualize where they want their lives to go, and must recognize that certain goals must be created and met in order to be successful in their weight loss goals.

Those who will be undergoing obesity surgery by way of a gastric bypass should pay special attention to their motivational goals after the operation has been completed. Exercise is always a good thing, but sometimes finding the motivation on a busy weekday evening or a cold winter morning can be difficult. Establishing a workout routine with a partner is one of the ways to work around this. This is a bit of psychological trickery, but it works. Knowing that someone else is counting on you for an exercise session can be the one thing that leads to action.

People should also be prepared to eat in a healthier manner. For example, if fried foods have been a staple in the household, this will have to change. Fatty oils will be replaced by a nutritious array of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Individuals should mentally prepare themselves for this so that there are no surprises. Becoming fully knowledgeable about the upcoming changes is often half the battle in making a smooth transition.

Ultimately, while mental preparation is only part of the weight loss game, it should not be underestimated. Combined with rigorous attention to the instructions of a medical professional, most people should see significant improvement in their appearance and a boost in confidence and overall self-esteem.


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  1. Candace Kane says:

    hello. I’m trying to prepare myself mentally for gastric bypass at 63 years young . i was never a huge person in my younger life but after 45 all things changed. i’m 265 lbs.and only 5’2″ with chronic knee osterarthritis and hoping it will help with chronic pain as well as my weight. It will be great to buy normal size clothing as it’s always hards to find things to buy. I was always considered a pretty women and don’t mean to sound vain but does weight loss surgery change a person’s facial features . Please if someone could help me how to deal with these issues I would be grateful. Respectfully Yours Candace Kane

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