Keys to successful long-term weight loss

Weight loss surgery is just the beginning of an ongoing effort to improve your health, extend your lifespan and improve your quality of life. The real work comes after the surgery. At first, the pounds may come off quickly, but the real measure of successful weight loss surgery is your ability to maintain weight loss for the long term.

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association points out some of the key factors that are common to patients who are successful in long-term weight loss: maintaining reduced caloric intake and increased exercise in the years following surgery.

For many people, weight loss surgery is the springboard, the catalyst that sparks a new lease on life. The most successful weight loss surgery patients are committed to the long-term effort to lead healthier lives.