Losing Weight with Lap Band on the RoadPosted: Dec 16 in Lifestyle and Activity by Staff
Following your Lap Band operation you will need to follow a number of dietary requirements in order to stay healthy and progress towards your weight loss goal. These requirements include a variety of simple habits that your weight loss surgeon will explain to you prior to your stomach banding in Columbus, and many of these habits will feel like second nature over time. However, at some point after your operation you will likely begin to travel—whether on vacation with your family or on business trips, and then you will need to transfer these habits to stay healthy on the road
Follow these simple tips to lose weight as you travel with your Lap Band:
- Travel Prepared: Before a long trip, make sure you grab some water and a healthy snack to take with you to make sure you stay hydrated and satisfied. This is especially important if you won’t be near anyplace with appropriate facilities for cooking or buying meals. Good snack options should be nutritious and rich in protein like nuts or seeds.
- Plan Ahead: If you’re going to be away from home for more than a day, pack more snacks than you think you’ll need. They are small, convenient and can be easily carried in your luggage or purse. Protein powder is always a beneficial snack to keep on hand, as you can generally find a bottle of water to purchase anywhere you travel to.
- Exercise: If you are traveling for pleasure, try to pick a destination that involves a lot of sightseeing and take a walking tour of the city. Walking is a great form of exercise, and as you explore a new area you may not even realize how many calories you are burning!