Weight Loss Behavior

  • Controlling Anxiety after Bariatric Surgery

    Controlling Anxiety after Bariatric Surgery

    Nail biting. Hair pulling. Sweat dripping. A hastened pulse. Shortness of breath. Tunnel vision. No room to think. For those who struggle with anxiety these are familiar signs, ones that often indicate something has gone wrong, fear that something may go wrong or tension for any variety of reasons. These are far from the only warning signs of anxiety. Unfortunately, these are often the early stages of a panic or anxiety attack an experience that feels more similar to a heart attack than a bad case of stress.

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  • Weight - Free Ways to Measure Progress after Bariatric Surgery

    Weight - Free Ways to Measure Progress after Bariatric Surgery

    Many people look at weight loss surgery as the end to a contentious relationship with the scale, but this isn't always the case. Though you'll lose weight relatively quickly after bariatric surgery, many people have too-high expectations of their daily progress. If all you are looking for to feel satisfied is a number, then slight fluctuations in your weight may make the scale more frustrating than it is encouraging.

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  • What Triggers your Stress after Weight Loss Surgery?

    What Triggers your Stress after Weight Loss Surgery?

    Stress is the body's reaction to some sort of pressure or tension that is often coming from an external source. Sometimes the stress is physical, such as when the body has to physically fight back against excess weight or tension while completing certain tasks. In other situations the stress is psychological, building up in our minds until our bodies start reacting to it physically. Most often when we talk about stress we are referring to psychological stress.

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  • Get Fit to Get to Sleep

    Get Fit to Get to Sleep

    You exercise to lose weight, manage stress and improve the health of your heart. Muscle building activities increase the speed of your metabolism, and cardiovascular exercise improves your blood circulation. Exercising can reduce pain associated with arthritis, can boost your mood and can give you a burst of natural energy.

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  • Boosting Energy after Weight Loss Surgery

    Boosting Energy after Weight Loss Surgery

    As the afternoon wears on and your eyelids begin to droop, it is all too easy to turn to a sugary cup of coffee or energy drink to perk you up for the second half of your day. But after weight loss surgery this is one habit that you may want to revise.

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  • 25 - Benefits of Journaling after Weight Loss Surgery

    25 - Benefits of Journaling after Weight Loss Surgery

    Journaling is a process that encourages self-realization and relaxation. When you open a journal there are no obligations, no judgments and no expectations. It is you and the paper, and whatever thoughts, hopes, frustrations and habits you want to log.

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  • Compliments, Weight Loss and You

    Compliments, Weight Loss and You

    As you lose weight after weight loss surgery, people are likely going to notice, and sometimes they will say something to that effect. This might feel a little awkward at first. After years struggling with your weight, you might be taken aback by the positive attention and kind words that come your way when the weight starts to come off.

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  • Building Muscle for Better Health

    Building Muscle for Better Health

    Whether you've had gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or Lap Band surgery in Salt Lake City, working out on a daily basis is equally important. To enhance weight loss and sustain it, bariatric surgery patients need to work physical activity into their new healthy lifestyles. Instead of leaving your workout to consist of typical aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, remember that building muscle is important, too.

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  • Learn How Exercise Affects Your Appetite

    Learn How Exercise Affects Your Appetite

    If you are a gastric bypass surgery or a sleeve gastrectomy patient, you are probably beginning to adjust your dietary habits and rev up your physical fitness activity. But what happens when these two changes begin to clash? Some people who engage in physical fitness become immediately hungry post-workout while others cannot seem to find the room to eat but a few grapes, so what causes these differences?

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  • A Meditative Boost

    A Meditative Boost

    Self-esteem has a different definition for everyone. Some may define it as confidence while others describe it as a sort of carelessness. One way to think of self-esteem is the ability to focus less on what others define as acceptable and more on what we desire from ourselves and our lives. As you are losing weight after your sleeve gastrectomy in Salt Lake City, it is important to focus on building your own self-esteem and appreciating yourself for who you are, who you were and who you are working towards becoming.

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