The first-ever comprehensive guide to exercise after life-changing weight-loss surgery Bariatric surgery is a highly effective way to take control of your weight. But it’s only one part of the solution. The helpful advice and proven fitness program in this book provide the tools you need to make sure your bariatric surgery produces sustained weight loss. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, Bariatric Fitness for Your New Life informs, educates and outlines functional exercise programs. No matter your current level of fitness, you can dive into these safe weight-loss workouts that include: • Stretching Moves • Cardio Exercises • Yoga Poses • Strength Training • Myofascial Release • Balance Work
Fat No More Long Term Success Following Weight Loss Surgery
Witty and informative, this book combines the remarkable story of one woman's personal journey with motivational inspiration and sound medical information for anyone who is taking or has taken the big step.
Up to date information on weight loss surgery options with guidelines for helping prospective patients decide if any of these procedures are right for them. The author is an experienced bariatric surgeon.
Berkshire Center for Weight Loss Surgery Patient Guide
Book Summary You have undergone the Lap Band, Roux-en-Y, or Biliopancreatic Diversion with/without Duodenal Switch (BPD). What happens next is up to you. You?ve been provided with a very powerful tool to help you with your weight loss goals. But how will you make sure you use your tool fully? How can you make sure you are doing what you need to do to maintain your new lifestyle? To help keep you on track early after surgery as well as years on down the road, it is important to find support in others who have gone through the same thing. That?s what this book is all about ? offering you support. Some of the information in this book is taken from medical books, journals and various websites. But some of the suggestions are from other patients ? patients who have undergone weight loss surgery and know what you are going through. You have an opportunity to read other patients? suggestions and words of advice. Before your surgery, you were probably told that life afterwards would be different, especially with regards to eating and drinking. You were given lots of handouts with information. You went through classes on diet, nutrition and exercise. After your surgery, you may start to panic. You have to actually DO what you were taught to do. Suddenly it?s not so easy to sip fluids all day long or eat your food slowly. Take a deep breath and relax. Use your handouts and tips from your classes to help you. Use this ?support book? to teach you and guide you in your new lifestyle, too. You CAN do this. Are you wondering if it even matters if you follow all those crazy new ways of eating and drinking? Sure it does. Think of your body as a car. Remember when you got your first car? There was a lot to learn about how to take care of it and keep it working properly. If you didn?t take care of your car the way the manufacturer recommended, your car would not run properly and you wouldn?t get 200,000 miles out of it. It?s the same with your surgery. You need to follow your surgeon?s recommendations to ?overhaul? your body and improve your ?mileage.? As you read this ?support book,? you will find that each chapter tackles a specific problem: drinking enough liquids, eating enough protein, taking the proper vitamins, getting exercise, dealing with depression, finding different meal ideas, dealing with problems and complications, and moving forward after your surgery. You are reminded of the lifestyle changes you need to make. But more than that, the reasons behind the lifestyle changes are explained. And you are given specific examples of how to make those changes real in your life. Your surgery is the powerful tool you chose to get you started on the road to better health. But like the engine of your car, your tool can only take you so far. It is up to you to keep all the parts of your ?car? working properly. This is your new life and your new lifestyle. Your journey toward better health has begun. Let this ?support book? help you continue along the journey, from the first day after your surgery and every day thereafter.
Recipes for Life After Weight Loss Surgery Revised and Updated
Provides a variety of meals tailored for each stage of your post-operative eating plan. Included are meal plans, pantry lists, and 200 recipes specifically tailored to weight-loss surgery requirements.
Weight loss surgery is becoming more and more popular as a long-term solution for people to regain control of their bodies and their health. Once you make the decision to undergo surgery, it is up to you to ensure the best possible outcome. This will entail radical changes in both your lifestyle and eating habits. To reap the maximum benefits of your weight loss surgery, you must learn new methods for dealing with unhealthy attitudes about food. When used in conjunction with therapy, this workbook provides practical tools that have been scientifically tested and shown to help people successfully prepare for, and overcome the post-operative challenges of creating new and healthy eating and lifestyle habits. This treatment program does more than teach you how to guarantee yourself a successful recovery after surgery; it teaches you the skills to manage your health and weight for the rest of your life. This workbook includes user-friendly devices to help you learn these new skills, including food records and checklists, body image journals, weight graphs, problem-solving exercises, and interactive homework assignments. Written by professionals in the area of eating disorders and obesity, this book will help you take control of your health as you begin your new life after weight loss surgery. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions! ? All programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research ? A prestigious scientific advisory board, led by series Editor-In-Chief David H. Barlow, reviews and evaluates each intervention to ensure that it meets the highest standard of evidence so you can be confident that you are using the most effective treatment available to date ? Our books are reliable and effective and make it easy for you to provide your clients with the best care available ? Our corresponding workbooks contain psychoeducational information, forms and worksheets, and homework assignments to keep clients engaged and motivated ? A companion website (www.oup.com/us/ttw) offers downloadable clinical tools and helpful resources ? Continuing Education (CE) Credits are now available on select titles in collaboration with PsychoEducational Resources, Inc. (PER)