Saturday, April 17, 2010

How to Avoid Weight Loss Surgery

Knowing how to avoid weight loss surgery can save your life. Weight loss surgery can benefit many people but is not something that you should be taken lightly. The surgery is very dangerous and after the surgery, the dangers continue especially if you over eat or do not follow the advice of your doctor. Before deciding on weight loss surgery try to lose the weight yourself, at least you will not have to face the risks of surgery.

EAT HEALTHY - Follow a healthy meal plan as suggested by your doctor. If you cannot follow a healthy meal plan now, what makes you think that you can follow one after surgery. Not following the meal plan after surgery can cause injury or complications. Force yourself to follow a healthy meal plan now. You can do it. You will be amazed at how much you can eat when you are eating healthy stuff such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and meats low in saturated fats. Make sure that 50% of each meal is vegetables, 25% whole grains and 25% lean meats. Snack on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, or yogurt. Changing your diet to a healthy one now will eliminate your need for weight loss surgery.

EXERCISE - Follow a daily exercise plan as outlined by your doctor. Even if you cannot get out of bed, you can still move. There are plenty of exercises that can be done from bed. As soon as you are able to, you should start walking. Walking is a wonderful exercise that burns a lot of calories and keeps you in shape. You will be surprised at all of the extra energy you have after you begin walking every day. Increase the amount of time that you walk each day until you are able to walk for 60 minutes per day. You will definitely be able to avoid weight loss surgery if you are exercising every day and eating healthy.

DON'T GIVE UP - Keep yourself motivated on a daily basis. Create a mantra for yourself that you can say every time you feel like giving up. I know you can do this. You can lose weight on your own without having risky surgery. If you think that you can follow the doctors orders after having surgery, why can't you follow the doctors orders now and prevent yourself from needing surgery.

Weight loss surgery may be necessary for some people, try not to be one of them, it is extremely dangerous during the surgery and after wards. Avoid weight loss surgery if you are able to.