here are hundreds of health and fitness smart-phone apps these days. It can be difficult to decide which ones are reliable and helpful on your weight loss surgery journey. We have put together a list of some of the ones we like below.
How much should I drink?
Staying hydrated after bariatric surgery is often quite challenging. Your stomach’s capacity to hold fluids is also significantly reduced after surgery. This makes it difficult to get enough fluids in, and often means you need to sip slowly across the whole day. This is easier said than done however for many patients, as the day just seems to get away with busy jobs and families to look after.
What can exercise give you – that surgery alone cannot?
The decision to undertake bariatric surgery is not one that people take lightly. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has reported that the rising number of weight-loss procedures being completed is not actually proportional to the rise in obesity rates – instead, the increase has been linked to more publicity, accessibility, safety and reported successes as a result of surgery.
While people choose to have weight loss surgery to lose weight, it is important to look at the bigger picture also. As we have talked about on the blog before, the number on the scales is just one measure of your success. We want to avoid getting ‘tunnel-vision’ on the scales and keep our focus on the broader improvements to your lifestyle.