December 29, 2021

Tidbit Tuesday: New Year's Weight Loss Goals

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:    

  • Eat enough protein!  We have previously learned that protein plays a huge role in our daily diets.
    • RNY (Roux-en-Y) and sleeve patients should get 60-80 grams every day.
    • BPD/DS (biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) patients should get 100 grams every day. 
  • 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:

  • Participate on a sports team? 
  • Go on hikes? 
  • Sign up for a 5K? 10K?    
  • Try new recipes?  
  • Keep track of your food, water and activity in a journal or app? 
  • Meal prep?
  • Join our weight loss support group? 

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!


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