Sometimes weight loss surgery isn’t always received as a good change in patient’s lives. Sometimes those we love most don’t understand this surgery or seem to care about it. Oftentimes it’s our loved ones who have the greatest fears about weight loss surgery. Communication and education with supporters about lifestyle changes, side effects, health status, and emotional changes will alleviate fears and concerns they may have. We encourage all future patients to bring their close supporters to each class we provide, so they too, can learn and understand better ways to support bariatric patients.
The Lifestyle Change
- Three meals a day with two snacks
- 70/30 (70% protein, 30% vegetables)
- Strength training
- 30-60 minutes per day
- Sublingual Vitamin B12
- Calcium Citrate
- ADEK (for Duodenal Switch patients)
- 64+ ounces of water daily
- No carbonation
Make an appointment with your surgeon or primary care physician once a year and have your labs taken annually. Our supporters are so important to us, and it’s important for us to thank them and remind them just how important their support means to us. Our surgeons and staff here at RMAP are here to help any way we can!