Long term: For the first year after your surgery you will lose significant amounts of weight. After this your weight will plateau, and no matter which operation you have had, some people find their weight starts to slowly drift back up again. Although this can be disconcerting, it is at this stage that it is most important to put into practice and reconcentrate on the lessons you have learnt from your dietician and psychologist. As you have had a weight loss operation your weight will be much easier to control than it was before, and if you maintain a healthy lifestyle you can keep your weight off long term.
Exercise: Exercise, as you probably know from experience, is not the quick fix solution to weight loss that a lot of people think it is. However, it does still have a very important role. After your operation you will find it a lot easier to exercise than you have before. Regular exercise, although it doesn't work well for losing weight is an excellent way to keep weight off. We recommend trying different types of exercise to find something that you enjoy. If you find something you enjoy doing you are much more likely to be able to do it regularly for the rest of your life. Try lots of different things! Whatever exercise you do, it needs to be done at least 3 times a week and it needs to be vigerous enough to raise a sweat.