If I Lose Weight With Bariatric Surgery, Will I Gain It Back?

Woman looking apprehensive while weighing herself

Weight loss is one of the goals of bariatric surgery. The amount of weight you lose will depend on your unique situation and the procedure. Together with your doctor, you will select the procedure that’s right for you and your needs. Following surgery, most people experience rapid weight loss of 5 to 15 pounds per week for the first few months.

Will I gain the weight back after bariatric surgery?

If you are considering bariatric surgery for weight loss, Dr. Wiljon Beltre understands one of your biggest fears may be that you’ll gain the weight back. The skilled team at Beltre Bariatrics will provide you with a detailed bariatric eating schedule to help you stay on track and stabilize your diet so you can keep the weight off. 

How to prevent weight gain after bariatric surgery

To prevent weight gain after weight-loss surgery, it’s important to follow your doctor’s post-procedure instructions. Suggestions to help you stay on track include:

  • Eat lean proteins (60-80 grams per day), whole grains, low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid foods with more than 15 grams of sugar per serving.
  • Select foods that are low in fat.
  • Eat three small meals per day, slowly.
  • Separate eating and drinking by 30 minutes.
  • Drink 48-64 ounces of low or non-calorie fluids per day.
  • Exercise 35-45 minutes each day.

Support groups are another resource that can significantly increase your chances of weight-loss success. Beltre Bariatric conducts monthly meetings of the Bariatric Surgery Support Group in and around Orlando, led by a certified nutritionist. We want to empower you to keep the weight off so you can live a healthy and active life. During these meetings, we encourage you to share your experiences, express any frustrations you may have or share your success stories.  

For more information about how bariatric surgery can help you lose weight, call Beltre Bariatric at 321-499-6505.

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