Are you an autonomous adult? Say what? Are you a person who makes decisions for themselves, who is independent and chooses their own path in life? I’m sure that in many ways and in many areas of your life, you are indeed an independent decision-maker. How about when it comes to make decisions for your life about having bariatric surgery, what foods come into your home, whether you take your lunch to the office and eat what your brought or cave when everyone orders fast food? Do you assume responsibility for following through with your healthy decisions? Making your own decisions and following through with them are both described by researchers as being necessary to maintain weight loss. Find out more about what autonomy and assuming responsibility in life look like for your life after bariatric surgery.
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