Life after weight-loss surgery
You may have just started to think about weight-loss surgery. Or you may have already made the decision to have surgery. Weight-loss surgery can help you:
- Lose weight
- Improve or eliminate many health problems
- Improve your quality of life
- Live longer
It is important to understand that there will be many other changes in your life. These include the way you eat, what you eat, when you eat, how you feel about yourself, and much more.
Weight-loss surgery is not the easy way out. You will still need to do the hard work of eating healthy foods, controlling portion sizes, and exercising.
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