Posted - September 30, 2011

Reaching your Weight Loss Goal

If you have been sticking closely to your diet and exercising regularly, but still can’t seem to get to your target weight, you might have to make a few more adjustments to your lifestyle before you can get to where you want to be. The following dieting tips are especially important for North Texas residents who have undergone obesity surgery, such as gastric bypass procedure because your diet following the surgery has a large impact on its overall effectiveness. Patients that have had weight loss surgery in the past and are unable to lose weight often turn to the ROSE (Restorative Obesity Surgery, Edolumenal) procedure to achieve the desired results.

Although exercise is a fundamental component of successful weight loss, your diet tends to affect how much you are able to lose more than any other factor. Studies have shown that eating refined carbohydrates, such as white flower and baked goods, slows the metabolism and makes it harder for individuals to lose weight. Alternatively, whole grains often help individuals to lose weight.

North Texas residents who are still working hard to lose weight after obesity surgery should avoid the types of foods that are most associated with weight gain. These include potato chips, French-fries and drinks with high sugar contents

Finally, if you are trying to get back on track after weight loss surgery, make sure to get approximately 8 hours of sleep per night as often as you can. Individuals who sleep less or more than 8 hours per night tend to gain more weight than those who get the recommended amount of sleep. In terms of alcohol consumption, one glass of wine per day has zero effect on weight gain; however, more than one glass of various types of alcohol has proven to contribute to weight gain. Therefore, dieters will want to pay special attention to their alcohol consumption to avoid risking weight gain.


ATTENTION patients of Dr. Al-Kalla

Dr. Al-Kalla will be leaving Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas at the end of July. If you would like continue as his patient, please let us know and we can assist in getting your medical records transferred.

You may also choose to stay with Weight Loss Specialists of North Texas and we’ll gladly transfer your care to another provider on staff.

Thank you.