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How to Explain Your Decision to Have Weight Loss Surgery

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics. Today we are going to answer some frequently asked questions from our patients.

Jennifer from Houston, Texas, writes, “I am scheduled for a sleeve procedure in two months and lately at work my coworkers have been sabotaging my efforts to get this surgery and they say things like ‘It’s the easy way out’ and ‘To lose weight the old fashioned way.’ I have tried all sorts of diets all my life. What can I do to explain to them why I feel this surgery is important for me?”

Well Jennifer, as you know, it’s really important to surround yourself with people who love and support you 100%.

I often recommend, in this case, to join a support group or an online support group. There are many of them out there.

Also, it is important to really follow your heart. This surgery is a wonderful tool, if it is used as it is meant to be. You need the proper education, the proper nutrition information, the proper supplementation, and the proper support groups that will help you on your journey.

I hope you found this information useful. If you have any additional questions, please visit us at

Until next time. Have a healthy day.