Six Months with the Gastric Balloon

During the six-month period the gastric balloon is in place, you will meet regularly with the team to monitor your progress while receiving educational training. These important educational aspects of the Program involve the nutrition and lifestyle changes that you must follow in order to achieve long-term success. Your regular meetings with the support team will continue for three months after the gastric balloon is removed.

Exercise is Critical to Success

Individuals are mislead by the thought of not having enough time to exercise, but in reality, every little bit counts. Taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking around the mall and parking further from the store all equal a healthier lifestyle.

Make a habit of scheduling a daily exercise regimen. By doing this, you will feel more energetic and mentally prepared. Living in a fast-paced world, it’s easy to neglect your health and well-being. Make that appointment with yourself and stick to it. If you make exercise a priority, everything will follow suit.

Here are Important Steps to Follow:

Eat slowly and quietly, masticate food properly.

- Divide food intake into small amounts, use small plates.
- Stop eating if you feel acid reflux or swelling.
- Have three meals and three collations a day.
- Avoid snacking.
- Drink at least one and a half litres of water a day.
- Do not drink and eat at the same time. It can be useful to have a glass of water half an hour before the meal and one or two glasses after the meal. This will wash the balloon, which prevents rotten-egg-smelling regurgitations due to the stagnation of food around the balloon.
- Avoid drinks with too much gas. Strong tea and coffee are also not advised.
- Do not smoke before eating.
- Try eating supper early in the evening.
- Finish eating at least two hours before going to bed.
- Some pain may occur when lying asleep, or when leaning on the side.

Main Office

266 S. Harvard Blvd., Suite 200

Los Angeles, CA 90004

Phone: 213-387-9000

Satellite Office

3663 W. 6th St., #304

Los Angeles, CA 90020

Phone: 213-387-9000