Inspirational Goals

Inspirational Goals

October 06, 2017

12/01/2007  By OH Magazine Nov/Dec 2007 Issue : Page 12

Inspirational goals:

Feel sexy again!
Become free of obesity-related health issues.
Enjoy having my picture taken.
Do things with family without getting tired.
Swim without a T-shirt on.
Buy myself a suit off the rack.
Learn to love myself.
Be able to play and run with my kids.
Get rid of my CPAP machine.
Teach my children how to eat healthy and exercise.
See food as a fuel not comfort.
Be less self-conscious.
To really wear a "little" black dress.


There are two reasons people become obese: they eat the wrong things or they eat too much. Weight loss surgery fixes, albeit sometimes temporarily, the eating too much part. But often patients who have been on many diets have very off ideas about proper nutrition.

Having a nutritionist on the weight loss surgery team is helpful. Not only can they teach you what to avoid—but also what to eat. Weight loss is more than surgery; it is a forced lifestyle change. But as with many tools, if it isn’t used properly it can result in harm.

Some of the diet fads are actually harmful, teaching eating techniques that can be harmful and giving false information about food. For example, too much fat is not good, and things that people consider protein are often just fats: nuts, seeds, bacon, peanut butter and even avocados. Still, people think of these as healthy snack alternatives. At the very least these will inhibit weight loss, but substituting these snacks for needed protein can result in serious deficiencies. 

Remember the Four Rules: 
PROTEIN FIRST
DRINK WATER
EXERCISE
NO SNACKING.




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