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Environmental Stressors and Bariatric Surgery

Category Health, Surgery

As we all know, the environment we live in everyday can have a huge impact on our success with a healthy lifestyle. This is extremely important to acknowledge when we are pursuing or have pursued surgical weight loss. Our Support Group this week discussed how the environment can have a negative impact on our success with the surgical tool. The group found that the following stressors, if left unmanaged, could trigger old, unhealthy habits:

-Lack of support from significant individuals in life

-Overwhelming workloads

-Caretaking responsibilities

-Unsafe neighborhoods

We all have environmental factors that at some point can have a positive or negative influence on our overall life goals. Being aware of the impact and staying proactive can help us to manage these factors and continue our successful healthy lifestyle.


Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD

St. Francis Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Specialist