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History of gastric bypass. Now have gained weight. How to lose weight?

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4 years ago I had a gastric bypass and it went well but during the last 6 months I have founds my weight coming back as I have reverted back to my old eating habits which is stress related and basically comfort eating. Is there any way that you can recommend to get me back on track? I live in Jersey, Channel Islands, British Isles
Posted Fri, 12 Apr 2013 in Weight Loss
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 hours later
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that you regained the lost weight due to over eating.

I have seen this happen in several of my patients too.

As you have said, diet control is the most important. So, your diet should be free of sweets/sugar, with low fat and low cholesterol content.

In addition, regular exercises as much as possible would also ensure weight loss.

Weight loss produced by diet control and regular exercises is long lasting.

Also, please aim for a gradual weight loss such as 1-2 kg per month.

Management of stress is also important so as to avoid overeating.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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Follow-up: History of gastric bypass. Now have gained weight. How to lose weight? 41 hours later
Is their any medication that could give me kick start?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
ORLISTAT may be useful in your case.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM
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