Healthy Habits for Fast Weight Loss*

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Hands down, the best way to lose weight fast is to have weight loss surgery. This is proven to not only be the most successful way to lose weight fast, but it is also proven to be one of the best methods for keeping the weight off long-term. That being said, weight loss surgery is a process, and even the decision to get weight loss surgery takes a bit of time. As you are consulting with your weight loss doctor and determining what type of weight loss surgery is right for you, there are things that you can start doing right away to really kick your weight loss efforts into high gear.

Losing weight prior to undergoing weight loss surgery is highly recommended. Research indicates that those who are able to begin losing weight before they undergo their bariatric procedure tend to be the most successful in weight loss programs, often reaching their weight loss goal right on schedule and being able to keep the weight off permanently.

But how can you start losing weight fast? The answer is in making several small adjustments to the way that you engage with your diet and exercise habits. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Cut out as much starch and sugar as possible. There are several popular dietary programs that will have you cut out absolutely all sugars and carbohydrates from your diet. Eliminating any type of food from your diet is not typically a strong long-term solution, as it is hard to never consume that type of food again. Simply cutting down your sugar and starch intake is a good place to start.
  2. Eat more protein and vegetables. If you are cutting out a lot of sugar and starches, then it only makes sense that you will need to replace that food with something else. Lean protein and vegetables are a great option, as they are going to support a healthy metabolism and help you lose weight.
  3. Build muscle by working out several times a week. Engaging in even light muscle-building activity three times per week can boost metabolic function and help you to burn more calories every day, which will boost your weight loss efforts.

If you want to kick your weight loss efforts into motion, the first thing you need to do is schedule a consultation with your weight loss surgeon to discuss your options. These healthy habits are typically safe and helpful, but you should talk with a doctor before making any changes to your own habits.

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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.