Brian Mirza, MD, FACS

1,000's of Successful Surgeries Performed*. Voted as Top Bariatric surgeon by H Texas Magazine 5 years in a row

Her initial weight was 253 lbs

Presently at 161 lbs, after gastric sleeve surgery.*

Lose Weight Enjoy Life.

Mercy Grant

Total weight loss is: 88 lbs. and still counting.*

Keep Yourself on Track After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are quite literally lifesavers for many individuals, yet surgery does not cure obesity. Sustained weight loss requires an ongoing commitment to lifestyle changes and a new relationship with food.

While the majority of bariatric surgery patients lose weight rapidly in the first 6-12 months after surgery, eventually a person’s rate of weight loss will slow. Some people will plateau (experience a period without weight loss), and others may even regain some weight.

To avoid plateauing or regaining weight and bring yourself closer to reaching your total weight loss goal, follow these tips:

  • Keep a food diary: An important tool for accountability, a food journal allows you to see clearly what you ate, in what quantities,

    Keep Yourself on Track After Bariatric Surgery

    and when. If you notice that after a certain period of weight loss you hit a plateau or gain some weight, you can refer to your journal to see where the problem lies. Record the following:
    • What you ate
    • The time you ate it
    • How you felt before and after the meal/snack
    • What vitamins/supplements you took that day, with or without meals
  • Visualize reaching your goal weight: Visualization is a powerful tool. Remind yourself frequently what you are working toward with visual aids—a picture of your kids, an old article of clothing you are determined to fit into, or a picture of you at your healthiest weight. Keep it where it is visible, whether on your refrigerator, in your wallet, or in your cubicle at work.
  • Set realistic goals: Reaching your goal weight will take time—possibly several years. You may never reach the 130-pound svelte image in your head, but you could come very close. The key is not letting disappointment set in when you don’t reach your goal weight by the time you had hoped, especially since this can lead you to fall into old eating habits. Celebrate victories, and don’t beat yourself up about missed goals—stay on track until you get as close as you can to your goal weight.
  • Eat 3 meals a day plus a snack or two: Eating breakfast helps prevent binge eating or reaching for unhealthy foods later in the day, and eating appropriately-sized meals rather than grazing all day helps prevent spikes in blood sugar that can lead to insulin resistance over time. Be sure to talk with your weight loss doctor and dietician about the meal plan that’s right for you post-surgery.
  • Indulge responsibly: Completely depriving yourself of the occasional cookie, piece of chocolate, or handful of french fries will make you miserable. Yet, it’s very important to eat foods like this in moderation. Wait 10 minutes after a craving hits; if it’s gone after that, move on. Always decide whether it’s really worth it, but don’t beat yourself up for indulging occasionally.
  • Switch up your workouts: Doing the same workout routine at the gym or workout video at home can get old fast. Change your entire workout routine regularly, which will work new muscles and keep you engaged. The options are endless, from cycling, to walking, to yoga, to dance class.
  • Change your food choices regularly: Eating the same foods can lead to dissatisfaction, and this can lead you to eat more. Experiment with new recipes, veggies, and grains, and eat slowly, chewing your food well with every bite.
  • Plan, plan, plan ahead: Always have snacks or a healthy meal on hand, especially when you’re going to be someplace where there are lots of unhealthy temptations. If you skip a meal, you’re more likely to make poor choices or overeat at your next meal.

We hope That these tips help you stay on track after weight loss surgery. Support from friends, family, and peers in support groups can help you reach your weight loss goal. All the best to you on your weight loss journey!

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Why Choose Us

  • Surgeon Qualifications-Board Certified Fellowship Trained in Bariatric Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
  • Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; FASMBS.
  • Designation as a “Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” demonstrates commitment to excellence
  • Dr. Mirza is the Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at a Houston Center Of Excellance.
  • Excellent Long-Term Track Record of Safety
  • Over 15 Years Experience
  • 1,000's of Successful Safe Bariatric Surgeries Performed
  • Most of our patients are referrals from existing patients
  • Comprehensive approach to weight loss surgery with continued follow-up.
  • Yearly Laboratory Testing to Optimize Patients Health
  • Using only Center Of Excellence Hospitals for Surgery.
  • To assist him in surgery Dr. Mirza uses Highly trained and skilled surgeons and Licensed Assistants.
  • Dr. Mirza will spend time with you and evaluate you personally, at the office and at the hospital.

Top Doctors awards

HCMS Member
Living Mag Best of 2014
Living Best of Reader's Choice 2016
H Texas Mag 2017 Top Doctors