Staying with a Plan in Difficult Times
Life itself is often the biggest obstacle people face when trying to lose weight after gastric band surgery. While a diet plan may be predictable and unchanging, life is not and that constant variance is often the cause of lapses in judgment and potential diet failure.
A sudden death in the family, a job loss, vet bill and other stressful events can send a dieter running to the refrigerator for comfort or to the local fast food restaurant for a quick, easy milkshake meal. It can also make exercise seem like an impossible task.
LAP-BAND surgery patients who are able to stick to their diet plan during difficult times are more likely to lose weight successfully. The trick to becoming one of those successful dieters is to view your diet as your port in the storm. Instead of letting the chaos and sadness around you overwhelm you and knock you off track, think of your diet plan as a refuge. Your diet plan offers you some sense of stability; it gives you something predictable to steady you and something to rely on.
By focusing on your diet as a life preserver, you can weather any difficulty while still aiming toward your goal of a thinner, healthier you. While gastric band surgery provides you with the tools for weight loss, it is powerless to change how you react to the obstacles that life places before you. Only you have the power to meet these challenges and conquer them instead of letting them derail your weight loss plans.