Weight loss surgery is a major operation that will help those that follow the program to lose weight.  When looking into these types of procedures, it is important that you realize that the surgery is not a cure and end all solution to your problems.  When looking at medically managed weight loss it is just the foundation.

Diet

It is important that you are willing to change your diet.  You will not be able to eat as much food, will want to avoid foods that cause carbonation in the stomach or increase acid reflux.  The diet that you choose will also help determine how your procedure will be effective.

Exercise

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You will need to do exercise as well.  Don’t think that just because you do the surgery you will lose weight by sitting on the couch.  You will need to get up, walk, exercise and more.  You don’t have to run marathons, enter the Olympics and go crazy.  However, doing some basic exercise on a regular basis will be required.

Medications

You will also be required to take some medications when you have the surgery completed.  This can be calcium pills, vitamins and other medications.  These medications may be a short-term requirement or they may be needed for the duration of your life.  Each person and surgery are different, but these vitamins may be required.

Protein

You will be required to engage in a high protein diet.  Since your stomach changed so will be the food that you need to consume.  Protein will be one of the main requirements.  You will want to eat solid protein as well as drink a protein shake.  Since protein is absorbed differently from different foods, you will need to find the balance for your particular system.

Going into this will not be a simple surgical procedure.  There are going to be a lot of different things that you will need to take into consideration and make sure that you do them correctly to achieve the results you are looking to achieve.

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