One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight.
If you are just beginning your journey, have had a weight loss stall or you are finding some weight creeping back on, now is a great time to set new, achievable goals for yourself.
Some examples of very important daily goals should include, but are not limited to:
Work out for 30 minutes or more each day! You can walk, bicycle, swim or lift household items like gallons of milk or canned foods. Each day you successfully work out, mark it off on a calendar as a visual to get a feeling of accomplishment.
Drink plenty of water! You need to drink a minimum of 64 ounces of fluid each day.
Remember to not drink anything for 30-45 minutes after your meal. When you drink as you eat, you thin the consistency of your food, which means it will take more to fill you up and the food will move through your stomach too quickly.
Take your daily supplements! Deficiencies in vitamins and minerals can impact blood, bone, muscle and neurological health.
When setting goals for yourself, write down everything you said you wanted to try when you first started thinking about bariatric surgery. Is this the year that you:
Whatever your goals may be, just make sure they are feasible and that they motivate you to be your best self!
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ~ Brad Paisley
If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 785-232-0444.
Happy New Year from your bariatric team!