These patient stories are from real patients who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will vary with each individual. The opinions expressed by patients should not be taken as medical advice. All surgery presents risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.

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Transcript: My post-surgery life

I would definitely say that it’s a part of my life now. It’s not so much a lifestyle. It’s just my life. I wake up. I have something healthy in the morning for breakfast. I take time out to go work out or go for a walk and I’ll have my lunch. But there are other things that I’ve added now that weren’t part of my daily routine, that you could call “lifestyle changes.” Because they weren’t things I did every day, but they were necessary changes that I should do to stay healthy as a post-bariatric surgery patient. So things like having a protein shake, maybe adding a little bit of protein to my food. Or taking my vitamins throughout the day to ensure that I’m getting enough of what I need to continue. Those are lifestyle changes, but now they’re a part of my life. So it doesn’t feel like I’m forcing myself to engage in these activities that are not comfortable. It’s just what I do every day. It’s just the way I live.