Lifestyle Changes: Exercise
Losing a significant amount of weight after undergoing bariatric surgery may leave patients thinking that they do not need to exercise. However, exercise is not an option, it is a critical requirement for successful weight loss.
Exercise helps shorten recovery time for patients and reduces the risk of postsurgical complications. When patients lose weight rapidly, they not only lose fat, they also lose muscle. Muscle controls the metabolism and facilitates weight loss. Exercising daily will ensure you do not lose muscle mass and strength.