While you’re doing your homework about the gastric balloon procedure, and certainly once you’ve made the decision to have a gastric balloon implanted to help you lose weight and improve your overall health, there’s plenty of support available to help you succeed. Important support will come directly from your medical team. In addition, the Internet is full of conversations about physical, emotional and spiritual health that all contribute to weight loss success.
Here are some great sites to browse when looking for health and wellness inspiration:
MindBodyGreen A very rich website offering posts from a variety of writers about a wide range of wellness topics, roughly divided into MIND (happiness, personal growth, relationships, meditation, etc.), BODY (nutrition, fitness, yoga, body image, weight loss, etc.) and GREEN (beauty, nature, herbs, juicing, etc.) From the home page, sign up for a free daily email that includes the day’s top stories.
My Fitness Pal Offering member forums for you to talk with others from around the world who are on similar journeys, a huge nutrition database with more than 3.5 million foods, personalized exercise trackers, apps for mobile phones and lots of other tools to use. My Fitness Pal is a community of individuals, all dedicated to losing weight and improving their health. Membership in My Fitness Pal is free.
Health Digest A Facebook page with over a million Likes, devoted to informational health and wellness tips. Links to articles about tips such as natural ways to lower blood pressure, how specific foods benefit the body, inspiring quotes and more.
Health and Natural Living Lots of creative ideas for healthy living that will keep you close to nature. Recipes, home remedies, information about the processed food industry, exercise tips and more. Subscribe to get a free weekly update.
Elephant Dedicated to “the mindful life”, you’ll find the food section especially interesting. Get a free, 10-day trial and read anything on the site. There are three free articles offered every day. After that, membership starts as low as $13/year and offers curated daily and weekly newsletters.
Tiny Buddha Not, strictly speaking, about weight loss or healthy eating, but this site, which includes wisdom on topics such as happiness, motivation, inspiration, mindfulness and letting go, can help as you learn to pay attention to the emotional side of weight loss and making behavioral changes. Subscribe for regular updates and/or join forums to talk with like-minded people.
Rebeca Espinoza writes about health, fitness and weight loss for Spatz Medical, makers of the Spatz3 Adjustable Gastric Balloon. You can find her on Google+ or at firstname.lastname@example.org.