Weight loss is not easy. Maintaining weight loss can seem even harder. Even people who have had weight loss surgery find maintenance difficult. There are two keys, though, that we’ve found helpful to our patients for successful, permanent weight loss. The 2 Keys for Successful, Long-Lasting Weight Loss These keys will give you the upper hand, improving your chances not just for weight loss but for long-lasting weight loss. 1. Plan Ahead It’s important to think about what you’re going to cook at home and what you’re going to eat when you go to a restaurant. You’re less likely to “cheat” or “mess up” when you have a well-defined plan of action. Another important planning tip: Plan when and how to cheat. Choose when you want to treat yourself to one of your favorite foods, choose which one you’ll eat, and how much of it you’ll allow yourself to enjoy. This allows you to practice self-control. And as a bonus – you won’t feel deprived! 2. Practice Mindfulness According to the Huffington Post, successful reducers practice mindfulness. When they eat – that’s all they focus on. They savor every bite. The brain stays focused and can inform you right away that you’ve had enough. Those who don’t eat mindfully consume extra calories. Their brain is so distracted they don’t recognize when they’ve reached satiation. Weight Loss Surgery – Deciding If It’s the Right Option for You Are you struggling to lose weight? This is such a frustrating ordeal. We’ve seen patient after patient do everything right – only to keep having weight loss difficulties. For these patients, weight loss surgery might be a good idea. Weight loss surgery is a great tool that can help get the weight off and keep it off. While it’s not a cure-all for obesity, it can definitely help. With the help of our bariatric surgical team and by following the two weight loss keys, you are more likely to achieve your weight reduction goals. Should you go the surgery route for your weight loss needs? Contact our office for a consultation. We’ll explain the pros and cons and help you make the best decision for your health. Las Vegas Bariatrics 7220 South Cimarron Road Suite 100, Las Vegas NV 89113 (702) 384-1160

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