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Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Band?

March 20th, 2017

 

Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Band?

To get the best from your lap band procedure, you need to be aware of the different zones – it will help you in reaching your weight loss and health improvement goals.

Always listen to your body and maintain regular contact with us if you’re concerned, we are here to help.

The Yellow Zone

Symptoms:

  • Eating big meals
  • Not being satisfied after eating small healthy meals
  • Struggling to lose any weight

If you’re experiencing above, it’s most likely that your band is too loose. Contact us quickly for an adjustment, as any delay might result in weight regain.

The Green Zone

Symptoms:

  • Being satisfied with small meals
  • Early and prolonged satiety
  • No snacking
  • Significant weight loss
  • No vomiting

This is the optimal zone for weight loss.

The Red Zone

Symptoms:

  • Reflux and heartburn
  • Pain whilst eating
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Vomiting

If you experience any of these symptoms, your lap band is probably too tight. Get in touch with us for an adjustment and act quickly as vomiting might cause pouch dilatation and band slippage – which then causes snacking and weight regain. You should definitely not be vomiting after the procedure.

If you have a  band and you’re not in the green zone, get in touch with us – we will adjust the band to make sure you get the most of its benefits. Your weight loss and the improvement in your health is the aim of our clinic and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

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