Undergoing weight loss surgery is a major life change. As you recover from the operation and adjust to this new commitment, it’s important to have a support network you can lean on. People who have friends and family rallying behind them every step of the way often have more successful outcomes than people who do not. That’s why Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A. offers a wide range of resources to keep your weight loss support network strong and your journey on the right track.
Why Support Networks Matter
Bariatric surgery requires a serious commitment to making healthy lifestyle changes, which is why it’s so crucial to surround yourself with people who share the same values you do. Even if you do have support from loved ones, they can’t understand exactly what you’re going through. That’s why many patients seek out weight loss support groups, where they can meet others who are in the same boat. A weight-loss support group can help do the following:
- Hold you accountable
- Keep you on track with your health goals
- Give you the chance to make new friends
- Provide emotional support when you need someone to lean on
- Offer a safe space to talk about challenges and setbacks
- Push you through tough times and help you stay motivated
- Make weight loss more fun and rewarding
- Celebrate big milestones with people who support you
- Offer practical support, such as advice, tips and tricks, and meal ideas
Research has shown that these benefits can have a great impact on weight loss. Not only is it easier to lose the weight, but it’s also easier to keep it off when you have a strong support system in place. After all, a positive, healthy environment is exactly what you need to make positive, healthy life changes.
Dr. Andrei’s Resources
As a patient at Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A., you’ll get access to all of the many resources we make available. Dr. Andrei offers a support group, where weight loss patients, as well as their friends and family, can come to receive motivation, education, and more. Be sure to ask about other ongoing support opportunities, like challenges and walking groups, to find out how you can get involved.
Even if you’re just getting started on your weight loss journey, Dr. Andrei has resources for you, too. You’re welcome to attend a seminar, where you’ll get to hear from real people who have undergone weight loss surgery. They’ll talk about their experience, answer questions, and offer encouragement. You’ll also get to explore all the various weight loss options that Dr. Andrei and the team have to offer.
And for those times when your social network isn’t around, you can always log onto Dr. Andrei’s Baritastic App. Among its many features, the app makes it easy to track exercise and nutrition, set reminders and timers, and stay on target with your goals.
Get the Support You Deserve
Valeriu E. Andrei, M.D., Bariatric Associates P.A., is more than just a weight loss surgery center. Dr. Andrei makes it his mission to support you throughout your journey, starting from your very first consultation. Haven’t yet scheduled yours? Do so now by calling 800-200-5553. The first visit is complimentary. To learn more about weight loss support, contact us today.