4 Holiday Survival Tips for the Bariatric Patient

memorial day


After a holiday like Memorial Day, it’s great to reflect on tips for bariatric patients at holiday events!

  1. Upon arrival to your event, grab a large glass of ice water and add fresh slices of fruit for a low cal, tasty treat. Did you know the extra water can stimulate your fat metabolism?!
  2. Instead of mindlessly munching on fat laden chips, grab a handful of fresh cut veggies. Did you know that by consuming 3-5 veggie servings a day you can reduce your chances of weight re-gain!
  3. Honor your pouch or sleeve and forget those greasy ribs and hot dogs by bee-lining it to the BBQ chicken or lean burger patties! Did you know that by saying, “No thanks” to the bun you will save 200-300 calories?!
  4. Expand your social circle instead of your waistline and meet new people on the other side of the party AWAY from the food table! Did you know that meeting new people of similar interests helps support your weight loss journey?!