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Ways to Boost Energy after WLS

November 7th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Exercise, post weight loss surgery tips, Post WLS tips, Uncategorized

Control stress.

Stress induced emotions consume huge amount of energy so it
is a good idea to keep stress levels down. Do not keep your stress bottled up
inside; consider discussing with a friend daily or seeing a psychologist that
can help you with any social issues that come up. Meditation and yoga can also
be seen to help with reducing stress.

 

Consider lightening your load.

If you feel like your list of things to do have increased
significantly, you might be running yourself on empty. Think about what is the
important tasks to get done, and those that can wait can be revisited. Be sure
to take time for yourself to eat well, sleep well, and sleep well.

 

Exercise.

Not only can exercise help you lose and maintain a healthy
weight, but it also helps aid stress. Regular exercise guarantees you’ll sleep
more sound, which gives your cells more energy to burn and circulates oxygen.
Also, when you exercise there are hormones that are released
(epinephrine/norepinephrine) which in modest amounts can make your feel more
energized.

 

Keep protein intake high and consistent.

It may be hard to be consistent with you intake after WLS
surgery because you do not feel hungry, but it is recommended that you have a
schedule for your meals ensuring that you get the proper nutrition/protein
intake necessary for proper weight loss and energy. Also, foods that are high
in glycemic index such as carbohydrates will affect your energy levels as well.
For many reasons, these types of foods should be restricted from your diet.

 

Drink water!

If your body is short of fluids, your first sign is fatigue.
Be sure to get around 64 oz. of fluid everyday to ensure proper hydration and
energy levels.

 

 

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