Are you struggling to maintain your healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery?
You are not alone
Making the decision to have weight loss surgery is not an easy one but it can be one of the most life-changing choices that a person makes. It also takes a lot of courage and commitment.
After the surgery it is necessary to find positive and healthier replacement habits and coping mechanism to ensure we do not return to familiar, habitual behaviours. It can be a challenging, but ultimately rewarding, experience.
Medical research shows that a vulnerable time for patients is the 18-24 month post-surgical period. Assistance in getting “back on track” during this timeframe and beyond is extremely beneficial.
Bariatric Psychologist, Melanie Greenfeld, recognised the need to provide patients with evidence-based tools to assist them in reaching their long-term goals. She has established Body Dialogue Australia to fulfil this role.
Melanie has developed the NOURISH Workshop for bariatric patients which present practical and psychological strategies to foster personal insights and help promote sustainable lifestyle change after surgery – click Workshops for further information.