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Benefits of support groups after weight loss surgery

Making a commitment to lose weight is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. Weight loss support groups are proven to help patients lose more weight and achieve overall success in leading a healthy lifestyle. Support groups are also run by weight loss professionals who can answer questions you may have and offer advice for staying on track.

What are the advantages to attending a support group?

While plenty of patients have family members and close friends who can offer emotional support, speaking with someone who knows firsthand the daily challenges you face is essential to stay consistent with your goals.

Learn from others who have been in your shoes

One of the reasons weight loss support groups are so effective is these gatherings give you the opportunity to speak with fellow patients who are going through experiences very similar to yours. As with any difficulty we face in life, it helps to know you’re not going through this alone.

Two friends working out a gym.

Support groups are valuable sources of encouragement in the good times and offer support when things get rough. When you find yourself against a seemingly impossible obstacle in your weight loss journey, it helps to learn strategies and brainstorm ideas with fellow patients who likely faced similar difficulties.

Lose more weight

It may sound too good to be true, but studies show that routinely attending support groups as part of a weight loss plan allows you to lose more weight. On average, the more meetings you attend, the better your results. No time to consistently meet in a group setting? Online support groups can be effective as well.

Bottom line? You don’t have to lose weight on your own: It’s actually better if you don’t!

How to find the right group for you

There are so many different support groups out there, so how do you know if you’ve found a good fit? Finding the right weight loss support group can be a process of trial and error. However, there are plenty of options out there that are going to help you achieve the most effective and long-lasting results you deserve.

Signs of a good support group

  • Moderated by medical professional: This is crucial to ensure that you receive accurate medical advice. Moderators could include dieticians, bariatric nurses or nutritionists.

  • Encourages participation: Moderators are expected to give everyone the opportunity to participate and speak about their experiences. Smaller support groups have the added benefit of more attention and feedback afforded to each member.

  • You feel good being there: This is a must. A weight loss support group should make you feel welcome and able to speak openly about what’s on your mind. If something doesn’t quite feel right, it’s a good idea to try out another group.

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery is committed to giving you the tools you need to be successful in your weight loss journey. If you’re looking for a support group in your area, or have questions about weight loss surgery, give our medical professionals a call today.  

Added on 06/29/2017

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Northwest Weight Loss Surgery offers options for weight loss surgery; Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band Surgery, Plication, Botox, Juvederm, Facial Peels and Medical Grade skin care products.  for Washington State, servicing the entire country including Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Tacoma, Spokane, and the Tri cities areas as well as Nationwide. We also offer weight loss surgery for patients from Canada and other countries outside of the U.S.A.

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