Hey Babe! By NOT doing these 3 things you’re probably making it SO much more challenging to not only hit your weight loss goals but stick to them.
Right after surgery, everyone’s like, “Eat tiny meals, load up on protein, stay hydrated.”
And yes, that’s super important, especially in the beginning. But what about the long haul? What happens when you’re constantly stressing about what’s on your plate, glued to that darn scale, and feeling like you’re not making progress despite busting your butt?
I get it, I really do. I see the effort you’re putting in, and I know how badly you want to reach those goals. But here’s the thing – it’s not just about following your diet to a T post-surgery.
What if I told you that even when you’re doing everything “right,” you might be missing some big pieces of the puzzle? It’s not your fault; nobody really teaches this stuff, and even if they do, you’re often left hanging without proper support.
Eating after surgery, especially when your restriction becomes less and less, can feel very overwhelming. Like, what should you eat? How much should you eat? Can you have snacks? So many great questions! Check out these other blog posts to help:
- Sample Day of Bariatric Eating
- Are Bariatric Snacks Even Allowed?
- You’re Still Allowed to Love Food After WLS
I hear time and time again that so many women in the WLS community feel like they have no support after surgery. Like they are just left to figure it out for themselves. That is why I made The T.R.I.B.E. Membership in the first place. No one should feel that way. Let’s change that, shall we?! Check out all that the T.R.I.B.E. has to offer HERE.
Let’s break it down. Here are three big things that could be tripping you up:
1. Ignoring your mindset: We had surgery on our stomachs, not our brains! Seriously, this is a massive piece of the puzzle.
2. Getting too hung up on numbers: Tracking can be awesome for some folks, but it can mess with your head when you hit that calorie limit for the day or see the scale jump around. You’ve got to find tools that keep you on track without getting obsessed with numbers.
3. Going it alone without accountability and support: You can have the most “perfect” diet and bariatric routine, but if you don’t believe in yourself, and you’re constantly comparing yourself to others and self-sabotaging, you’re making it way harder than it needs to be.
Let me tell you about Adrienne.
She came to me three years post-op, dealing with weight regain and all sorts of health concerns. She was seriously stressed and had no clue what to do next. She’d put in so much effort, but she was feeling like she was falling short, with 35 pounds creeping back.
But we got to work. We tackled these issues head-on. We nailed my Bariatric Breakthrough® meal plate method that I teach in all of my programs, stopped the regain, worked on her mindset, and got her plugged into support groups. That’s what she needed to celebrate her wins, stop comparing herself, and keep pushing forward.
She said that this was her biggest win “ “I have stopped comparing myself and have learned to be mindful of my needs. Because of working with Jamie, I now also work with a therapist and a trainer. I’ve learned to take care of myself. Joining her program has truly been the BEST INVESTMENT that I have ever done for ME!”
Adrienne is no longer struggling with regain, has learned to prioritize her nutrition to feel her best, has gotten out of the all-or-nothing mentality, and is healthier than ever now that she knows how to eat according to her goals. All without tracking a damn thing AND eating carbs.
Thats a Wrap
If you’re ready to have support, and accountability with a community of bariatric peeps who get it, check out The T.R.I.B.E. Membership. You’ll no longer feel lost in the weeds or overwhelmed because you’ll have the information you need when you need it. As a T.R.I.B.E. member, you’ll have exclusive access to live group sessions at a time that suits your busy schedule.