Choosing the Healthiest Foods*

Eating healthy doesn’t always come naturally. Even if you are brought up in a home that focuses on making healthy choices, there are plenty of temptations that can run you astray from following the healthiest diet you can.

Following a healthy and natural lifestyle requires making smart choices every day. This includes:

  • Being as active as possible every day
  • Eating the healthiest foods you can at every meal
  • Effectively managing your stress as often as possible

Making Healthy Choices

Living a healthy lifestyle requires making healthy changes day after day. Even after having weight loss surgery, you still will be faced with choices day in and day out that you will determine how successful you are in your quest to lose weight. The decision to lose weight isn’t something you can just make that one time. You need to reaffirm that decision day after day as you follow the weight loss plan your weight loss surgeon help’s you come up with.

Making healthy choices becomes easier over time, especially as you start making those healthy choices more often. Once you know what the healthy choice is, it becomes easier to make that decision without putting a lot of thought into the issue.

Here is a quick guide to some of the healthy choices that you want to start making daily to help with your weight loss goals:

  • Don’t consider fast food to be an option regularly. When you control the ingredients in your meal, you can make that meal a lot healthier.
  • Buy whole food ingredients rather than processed foods. This includes items like real meat and lots of fruits and vegetables. Keep your fridge loaded with these foods to help you eat healthier every day.
  • Take every opportunity you can to walk and move around as much as possible. Being active is key to a healthy lifestyle.

One of the best ways to make a big impact on your health goals is to find healthier foods to use as snacks. Nuts, seeds, beans and legumes are super healthy foods that are also loaded with nutrients. Snacking on these items, as well as fruits and vegetables, can help you get a kick start towards your weight loss goal as you prepare for weight loss surgery.

After having weight loss surgery your doctor will give you guidelines to help you make healthier choices. Try to make those choices every day to stay on track for weight loss success.

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*Weight loss surgery results vary between individuals depending on the initial weight, medical conditions and adherence to prescribed treatments. Speak to Dr. Bass about the results you can expect.