Obesity Surgery

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 80–82

Success Habits of Long-Term Gastric Bypass Patients

  • Authors
  • Colleen M
  • Charles Edwards
Article

DOI: 10.1381/096089299765553872

Cite this article as:
M, C. & Edwards, C. OBES SURG (1999) 9: 80. doi:10.1381/096089299765553872

Background: By identifying common habits of the most successful long-term gastric bypass patients, one is able to establish more specific guidelines for new patients to follow. The first postoperative year is a critical time that must be dedicated to changing old behavior and forming new, lifelong habits. Methods: 100 gastric bypass patients from 1979 to 1995 participated in a comprehensive survey. Surveys were completed in person, by phone, or in writing. Participants were asked to answer questions regarding their eating, drinking, sleeping, exercise, and personal habits. Results: The survey revealed that specific habits are common in gastric bypass patients who have maintained their weight loss for many years. Conclusion: Identifying and defining the common habits of patients who are successful with long-term weight loss enabled specific guidelines to be established for new patients to implement during the initial weight loss phase, which will contribute to life-long success.

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