If you’re finding it a challenge to get your family on board with your new healthy eating habits, you’re not alone. Very often a patient’s family tells them they’re very supportive of their decision to have bariatric surgery, but they’re not always aware of the effect it will have on their own eating habits. For example, if the bariatric surgery patient is the wife and mother, she is usually the one who makes the food and meal decisions in the home. If she’s now following a bariatric surgery meal plan, it’s very likely her family’s meals will be affected.
“Preparing meals that fit into your plan is one thing, trying to fit that in with your family is a challenge for sure. This is something that can be done, it just takes a little work and your whole family will benefit from the changes you will make,” says Sarah Muntel RD.