The Importance of a Weight Loss Support System

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If you have ever attempted weight loss before, you know how important it is to surround yourself with the right tools and resources. This includes more than just the right meal plant and exercise program.

After you begin a weight loss journey, it’s important to surround yourself with a support system. After all, staying positive and motivated is difficult–if not downright impossible–on your own.


Why is a Weight Loss Support System Necessary?

Having the right support system in your corner can be the difference between meeting your goals and giving up. It’s often easier to see accomplishments and improvements in others, but it’s much more difficult to recognize incremental (if continuous) success in yourself. This is why it is important to surround yourself with those who care about you and want you to succeed.

Make a plan to check in and keep in touch with the positive people in your life. Just like any major life change, weight loss is most successful when you have someone around that can help pick you back up when you stumble or get discouraged. Keep in mind that different people will offer different strengths on your journey. While a parent or sibling may make a good sounding board for your worries and insecurities, a friend or coworker might make a great exercise buddy or Guinea pig for a new recipe.


Your Medical Support Team 

More than just family and friends, a proper medical support team is important after weight loss surgery. A weight-loss journey guided by bariatric surgery is a unique experience. Your family and friends are great resources for emotional support, but your doctors and care staff will better understand what your body is going through. They can give you advice about nutrition, a proper exercise routine, and specific advice to guide your weight loss success.


SmartShape: Home of the Gastric Sleeve, Mini Gastric Bypass, Lap-Band System in Ontario Canada. Transform Your Health with Expert Weight Loss Surgery and Unique Aftercare Program.

At SmartShape Weight Loss Centre, we are especially proud of the aftercare we offer our patients. We believe that bariatric surgery is the first step of a longer journey and aftercare is critical for lasting weight loss success. That’s why we offer the longest and most comprehensive aftercare program in Canada. Learn more about our weight loss support by watching this video about our Aftercare Program, which is available to all patients for 5 years after their weight loss surgery. Learn more and book your complimentary consultation with our bariatric surgeon to learn which one of our weight loss surgery procedures is right for you.