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3 Pieces of Cringeworthy Bariatric Advice that Don’t Make Sense
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Last updated June 09, 2023

Just because you had bariatric surgery, doesn’t mean that all advice is good advice.

Brace yourselves because we’re about to uncover the top three cringeworthy pieces of advice that are floating around out there.

These pearls of “wisdom” might make you want to roll your eyes right out of your head. But fear not, we’re here to debunk them and set you on the path to success with some hard-hitting truths.

Get ready to ditch the cringe!

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1. “Just Eat Less and Move More”

Ah, the age-old adage that’s been thrown around like confetti at a parade. “Just eat less and move more” they say, as if it’s that simple. Because let’s get real. Severe obesity is a complex disease that needs a more in-depth approach. Genetics, hormones, co-morbidities and an “obese-mindset” environment are just a few things that play a role when looking at obesity as a whole. Looking at nutrition in a vacuum doesn’t sense: context always matters.

The Truth: Weight loss after bariatric surgery is a complex process that goes beyond mere calorie counting. It’s about nourishing your body with the right nutrients, making smart food choices, and building a sustainable exercise routine.

So, ditch this oversimplified advice and focus on creating a well-rounded lifestyle that supports your unique needs.

2. “You Can Cheat on Your Post-Op Diet”

Oh, the alluring call of temptation. “Go ahead, have a cheat day,” they whisper, as if a little indulgence won’t hurt. But beware, because this harmful advice can lead you down a treacherous path.

The post-op diet is an absolute non-negotiable. And it’s extremely important to follow your surgeons guidelines. You’re still recovering and your new stomach is getting used to new foods and textures.

The main focus?

Hydration, protein and your vitamins. The rest will follow!

And remember this:

Bariatric surgery is a life-changing commitment, and cheating on your diet can have serious consequences. Your stomach has undergone a transformation, and it deserves your utmost respect.

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3. “Just Push Through the Pain”

We’ve all heard it before: “No pain, no gain.” But let’s be honest, pain is not a badge of honor. It’s a signal from your body that something needs attention. Ignoring it can lead to setbacks and unnecessary struggles.

The Truth: Listen to your body. Bariatric surgery is a profound transformation that requires patience, self-care, and a keen understanding of your limits. Pushing through physical or emotional pain can jeopardize your progress and well-being.

Instead, seek guidance from your healthcare team, surround yourself with a supportive community, and embrace a holistic approach to your health.

Key takeaway from 3 Pieces of Cringeworthy Bariatric Advice

There you have it! Three pieces of cringeworthy bariatric advice that need to be kicked to the curb.

Remember, your bariatric transformation is a unique and incredible journey. Continue the process with the same courage you’ve started it (that’s right, having bariatric surgery isn’t for the weak!). So welcome the ups and downs with open arms, armed with the knowledge that real success comes from making informed choices, building a solid support system, and living a lifestyle that nourishes your body, mind, and soul.

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About our community

Bariatric Surgery the easy way out?

Uhm....we don't think so! And that's why we give you a proven framework to make YOUR bariatric journey work.

Yes, it's all here...at the tip of your fingers!

SHOW ME THE COMMUNITY  >

I am Pre-Op

Get ready! Because your whole life is about to change. Preparing for bariatric surgery feels nothing short of a full-time job, right? From your sleep studies to your psych evaluations; from your dietitian's appointments to mentally preparing for taking that huge leap of faith, it's a lot to deal with all at once. Let's pause for a hot second and read our 7 tips to prepare for bariatric surgery. You got this!

READ 7 PRE-OP TIPS >

I am Post-Op

So you had bariatric surgery, now what? Nobody can really prepare you for that post-op rollercoaster ride. Some days will be great and on other days you don't even know how you'll get your protein in. Some days you look in the mirror feeling accomplished and on other days you barely recognize your own reflection. Let's just take it easy and start with a few bariatric basics to spark that motivation again! 

SHOW ME THE BASICS >

Bariatric Book Collection

Here's a hard truth about bariatric surgery. If you don't change your habits, in essence, you're missing out on the real deal. You see, the transformation after bariatric surgery goes way beyond the #transformationtuesday pictures you see on social media. Real change happens within. When you're ready, get started with our signature bariatric book collection to work on new habits, bless your taste buds and stay motivated!

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