6 Reasons why you’re freaking out about having weight loss surgery
You have decided to join the losing bench, but you’re feeling a range of emotions.
So much so that it is starting to feel like it might not be the right decision for you.
I am here to tell you that what your feeling is perfectly normal and nothing has gone wrong.
Here are five reasons why you might be freaking out
1. The Fear and anxiety of the unknown
You have no idea what to expect.
You have seen and follow some sleevers
You heard of the success story
You heard of some bad experiences
What will happen to your story?
Feeling anxiety and fear is normal, and its part of our human DNA and so it is not unusual for you to feel fear when you are stepping on to the unknown.
Our brains are hardwired to look for danger. Our brains do not like stepping into the unknown. It’s an essential part of our survival mechanism.
There is fear that will protect you and heighten your senses to threatening situations, and there is a fear that paralyzes you and stops you from living life to the fullest.
Take an in-depth look at your fear of surgery and to decide for yourself if this fear is protecting you or paralyzing you.
Interestingly enough, being overweight is something to fear as well. Which fear will you rather have?
2. You are afraid of what other people might think or say
People will always think or say things, no matter what decision you make.
Here is the key:
Other’s people’s opinion about what you do for yourself and your life is none of your business. It doesn’t have to change your decision.
You are living your life for you. No one feels your pain when you’re struggling with your overweight problem, no matter how supportive they might be.
Why does it feel so hard when we don’t get acceptance?
We as humans need to be connected to other people. The need to belong is instinctual and is a crucial element of our well being through our lives.
When humans were still hunters and gather, they found strength in numbers. For example, a group of humans would have a better chance than a lone human to survive the wild animal’s attack.
When this need is not met, we experience psychological discomfort. Humans who were able to develop strong relationships had the best chance of survival.
Now in modern-day, we can decide for ourselves, and it doesn’t matter what the group thinks you will survive. If you realize that that mechanism is built inside of you and you and you can put it aside
you can change your life.
The fantastic news for you is that the Weight Loss Surgery Community is enormous and full of support
3. Your wondering why you couldn’t just do it on your own. Why you had to resort to Weight loss Surgery.
You can lose weight without this surgery. You need to know that. You are not resorting to anything. A healthy lifestyle is still required. The sleeve is just a tool to assist you. It’s a tool that will help you as much as you help yourself. It’s also a tool that quickly removes you from being at risk of health category—lowering the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney problem high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol type 2 diabetes, to name a few.
4. You love food too much
I remember these were my thoughts before my surgery. I could imagine a world where food wasn’t the main attraction.
If you’re having trouble with this, I want you to answer this question. Why is food so important to you? What does it represent? How would your life be without?
It’s possible to love food and also have a healthy relationship with it
Do not let that stop you from changing your life forever
5. YOU DON’T WANT TO GET TO SKINNY
This is a common one I hear all the time and drives me nuts. What do you mean when you don’t want to get to skinny.
If you are making sure you are getting proper nutrition taking your vitamin, the one thing that will happen is that you will get to your ideal weight. The weight that your body decides.
Many of the people who say this have never been at their ideal eight before .\
6. It’s going to be painful
My answer to this is DUH!
Of course, you have to expect some pain, but it’s manageable you can ask me and a million sleevers
You’re going to feel pain when you wake up from surgery, and as time goes on, the pain and discomfort will go away.
I promise you 2 years out, and I will do it all over again. A few weeks of pain and discomfort, sure bets a lifetime of pain, you will endure emotionally and physically overweight.
If you need support, you can always join my Facebook group or many Facebook groups. This community loves to support each other.