12 victories that can literally change your life!
You had Bariatric Surgery and you’re losing weight. But we all know that WLS goes way beyond that number on the scale. Let’s look at 12 non scale victories that can change your life forever!
But first…what are NSV’s exactly?
NSV stands short for Non Scale Victory and refers to all progress made after bariatric surgery, besides seeing the number on the scale go down.
Of course, losing weight and NSV’s go hand-in-hand right?
Once you see the pounds shedding off, you’ll fit into smaller clothes too. When the number on the scale goes down – it’s likely that you’ll notice health improvements as well.
So, what’s the point of celebrating non-scale victories then? Why are those NSV’s so important?
We’ll tell you why!
NSV’s keep you motivated when you hit a weight stall after Bariatric Surgery
Weight stalls after Bariatric Surgery are common. And often nothing to feel disheartened about (that’s a tough one – we get it!).
It could be very well possible that your weight stalls for weeks, heck maybe even months.
So what to do when you still need that motivation to KNOW that you’re on the right track?
Be sure to keep a list of all progress you’ve made so far since your bariatric journey. Count your blessings – and cross your victories off your list (or add them!!).
It can also be very helpful to look at your progress pictures to see how far you’ve come already.
But it’s not just when you hit a plateau that your non scale victories matter!
Whether you’re a fast loser or a slow loser. Whether you’re newly post-op or maintaining YEARS later. It’s ALWAYS important to celebrate your wins. No matter how small they may feel or look like.
Give yourself the credit you deserve, OK?
You’re working incredibly hard to change your life. And that doesn’t have to go by unnoticed.
Even more importantly, when you focus on your NSV’s more than ‘just’ the number on the scale – you will create a new mindset. A mindset that cuts you loose from toxic dieting behaviour.
You don’t have to lose weight every week to be successful. Because success after bariatric surgery isn’t only rooted in what you see when you step on the scale…
The most talked about NSV’s after Bariatric Surgery
Save this list and cross of the victories that you’ve been celebrating so far! Did we get it right? Which NSV is still missing? Share it in the comments!
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You see, our ultimate goal is to help you find, and most of all keep, your focus while you’re navigating your post-op life.
Bariatric surgery isn’t the easy way out. And creating new habits doesn’t happen overnight.
But it doesn’t have to be complicated!
You got this!
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