What to Expect: Maintaining Your Weight Loss
Maintaining Your Success (Year 1 and Beyond)
Once you’ve reached your goal weight, you need to stay focused on maintaining your weight loss! After one year, many patients find they are eating more healthfully than ever – eating smaller portion sizes, incorporating healthy, nutritious foods into their diet and limiting snacking. With these new eating habits, many patients find they can maintain their weight loss with less frequent aspirations – once per day or less. For others, they will begin to gain weight if they reduce their aspiration frequency. You and your healthcare team will work together to figure out what works best for you.
Although your physician visits will decrease after the first year, your healthcare team will continue to monitor your progress periodically. If you have a patient support group, maintaining contact with this group after one year will be important to staying motivated to keep the weight off long-term.
Removing the AspireAssist
Some patients may wish to have the AspireAssist removed after they have reached their weight loss goals. If you have made significant changes to your lifestyle, this may be possible without weight regain. We recommend that all patients stop aspirating for at least two to three months before having the AspireAssist removed, to determine if they can maintain their weight loss without it. Many patients choose to keep the AspireAssist in place to ensure that they maintain their weight loss.
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