Whether you’re getting ready for surgery, still recovering, or have been living the bariatric wellness journey for years, you’ll continually face new challenges. Having a team that keeps you inspired means you don’t have to deal with those challenges alone.
Friends and Family
Your friends and family are the ones you lean on when times are tough—the ones you count on to give you confidence or pick you up when you’re feeling down.
They may not all be supportive of your decision, especially at first, so find the people in your life that are both empathetic and truthful. You need friends and family who are going to be your cheerleaders, but who you can also count on to be honest if you’re starting to slip—because sometimes you need a pat on the shoulder, and sometimes you need a kick in the butt.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a lot of questions throughout your journey. And many of those questions are best answered by experts you know and trust.
Building an ongoing relationship with your doctor is important, but there are other health professionals that can help you on your journey as well.
- Your Surgeon, Primary Care Physician, and other Specialists
- Dieticians and Nutritionists
- Personal Trainers and Physical Therapists
- Therapists, Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals
The Bariatric Wellness Community
Sometimes you don’t really need professional advice—you just need someone who understands what you’re going through. Becoming part of a weight loss surgery support group can help if you’re feeling like you’re alone, and you can also learn a lot of great tips and advice for healthy eating, fashion, exercise, and other areas.