Category: Ask Our Dietitian
Whether it’s chocolate, carbs, salty or crunchy foods, everyone seems to have their own junk food cravings. These might be foods that are hard to have only one bite of, or the ones you crave when you’re stressed, sad, or even bored. Read on to find out why we crave it and how to overcome it.
You’re sick and tired of dieting. I get it. That’s why it’s easy to justify the cost of the ReShape Balloon™ because you think this tool will do all the work for you. You have it implanted, you’ll eat less, and over time you’ll lose all your weight. It seems like a magic pill. Who then needs 12 months of coaching with a Dietitian if a gastric balloon can do all that?
You are probably eating much less than you did before your gastric balloon procedure. However, your eyes may not be used to seeing less on your plate. To make matters worse, dinner plate sizes continue to grow, making it easy to serve yourself much more than your stomach can handle.
During your ReShape Gastric Balloon implantation period, it’s extremely important to take the prescribed medications from your healthcare provider. Prescribed medications will include antispasmodics, antiemetics and pain relievers which are important to help manage post-procedure symptoms such as soreness and nausea.
Experiences will vary, but the vast majority of our patients tell us that the smaller portion sizes they got used to while the balloon was inserted continue to satisfy them when the ReShape Balloon removal happens.
Findings from the National Weight Control Registry (10,000 members) found that, for adults, frequent self-weighing (at least once per week) was one of the behaviors associated with successful weight control—defined as weight loss averaging 70 pounds and maintained for six years.
Eating smart before and after exercise can make or break all of your hard work. Skimp on a pre-workout snack and you may not have enough energy to power through your routine. Overdo your post-workout meal and you will lose the calorie-blasting benefit of your exercise. Balancing what you take in with what you expend depends on the type and duration of your exercise, as well as when you last ate.
So will the ReShape Balloon help you lose weight if you only eat out? Possibly. But it will depend on how you approach the meal. Remember the weight loss balloon is only a tool to help you feel full faster and won’t order food for you.