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Healthy Holidays After Weight Loss Surgery

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Dr. Choi’s blogs are filled with great tips for eating and exercising after weight loss surgery.  Good advice never gets stale, so we’ve gathered 10 of the best posts from the past.

One of our favorite blogs that we gain inspiration from is WeightWise. A few years ago they wrote the Healthy Holiday Series. These posts are stuffed so full of great tips that they’re virtually bursting like the seams of a stocking after a visit from Santa. Here are our top 10 tips to make this holiday season a healthy one!

1. Make Health a Habit

If your weight loss surgery was some months or years ago, you already know how habits are the key to weight loss. This post is a reminder of which routines will help you sail through the holidays.

2. What Is Decision Fatigue?

We’ve all been there. It’s late in the day and that cookie we casually snubbed this morning is now proving an irresistible draw. Learn how a day of making choices can lead to mental exhaustion and bad decisions.

3. Holiday Parties With No Regrets

Eating at home where you control the menu and the portions is one thing. But how should you handle the tempting and tasty treats on offer during a holiday party? Learn strategies to eat healthy even when you’re surrounded by holiday fare.

4. Menu Planning Made Easy

You can avoid many pitfalls by having a plan in place. If you’re the head chef in your home, read our guide to putting together stress-free meals for the holidays.

5. A Tradition of Joy

After weight loss surgery is the perfect time to start new holiday traditions. If old ways of celebrating have contributed to an unhealthy way of life, don’t be afraid to change. Learn how to find new favorites you and your family are sure to love.

6. 10 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive the Holidays

The holidays can be challenging when you’re eating a high-protein, low carbohydrate diet. Holiday food tends toward sugary confections and rich, high-calorie favorites. Whether you’re cooking, attending a party or trying to keep exercising, we share strategies for feeling good throughout the season.

7. Don’t Get Sidetracked by Holiday Stress

Stress is the enemy of healthy eating. Getting overwhelmed or taking on too much can send you straight into that comforting, carbohydrate-rich holiday platter. It doesn’t have to be that way! Check out our five best tips for taming holiday stress.

8. Should I Get Weight Loss Surgery During the Holidays?

Would you be surprised to learn that the holidays are an ideal time for weight loss surgery? It may not be right for everyone, but surgery over the winter break can be a good strategy. Learn the pros and cons of weight loss surgery during the holidays.

9. Holiday Travel

Whether you’re going home for the holidays, or planning a well-deserved getaway, traveling takes you out of your routine. Eating right and exercising consistently is harder when you’re away from home and the comforts of daily habits. Learn tricks and tips to keep your healthy lifestyle going even while you’re away from home.

10. Hitting the Post-Holiday Reset Button

What do self-forgiveness, chatting with a friend and making a plan have in common? They’re all ways to get back in the groove after healthy habits go on vacation. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we fall short of our own expectations. Don’t be hard on yourself if you had a holiday setback. Read the post for some tips for getting back on track.

Dr. Choi and his team are here to support you before, during and after your procedure. Contact us for information.