Thursday, January 29, 2015
Forming Healthy Eating Habits is the Key to Weight Loss Success
If you've seen the patient testimonial page on Dr. Feiz's website, it's clear that weight loss surgeries like the sleeve gastrectomy procedure are highly effective ways for obese patients to lose weight. But, simply getting the procedure is by no means a cure-all solution. Weight loss surgery is designed to curb hunger cravings so that it is easier for people to eat less. It is up to them to make sure that they are actually eating less. What's also important is to develop the habit of eating food that is generally healthier than what many patients ate before their surgery.
The time following weight loss surgery is also the best time to commit to a healthy diet and form lifelong healthy eating habits. While there is an old adage that says it takes 21 days of doing something to form a good habit, research conducted at the University of London shows that the average good habit is formed in closer to 66 days. This means that if weight loss surgery patients can commit to eating right for just over two months following their surgery, then eating right will come much more naturally to them across the rest of their life! A healthy lifestyle is closer than you think!