The holidays are just around the corner! If you’ve just had bariatric surgery or intend on having surgery, you’ve taken the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. What better way to celebrate your new lease on life than by making a wish list of items dedicated to weight loss and healthy living?
Whether you’re treating yourself this holiday season or making a wish list to give to your family and friends, let’s take a look at gifts perfectly suited for bariatric patients.
If you’re one to get burned out at the gym quickly, this is the gift for you! ClassPass is a monthly membership to over 30,000 fitness studios around the world. This service allows you to work out in new locations, meet new people, and focus on your weight loss goals no matter where you are. One day you can take a spin class, the next yoga, and the next kickboxing.
Pricing is highly affordable, with the lowest tier starting at $9 per month, which gets you one class, and the highest offered at $159, which offers 32 classes per month. ClassPass offers a trial period, so you can give the service a one month try to see if it’s right for you!
2. Fitbit Charge Fitness Activity Tracker
Track your activity levels with the Fitbit Charge Fitness Activity Tracker. The Fitbit is worn around your wrist like a watch and allows you to choose from over fifteen exercise modes that include swim, run, bike, circuit training, and more.
The Fitbit allows you to set your goals and feeds you stats in real-time as you’re exercising. It also gives you health insights and personalized guidance. As an added bonus, the Fitbit functions just like a smartwatch, allowing you to access calls and texts directly from the device!
3. Self-Reflection Journals
As a bariatric patient, you’re going to experience highs and lows both physically and emotionally as you adapt to your new lifestyle. It helps to write down your experiences to keep you inspired.
Express yourself this holiday season with 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy. Journaling not only fosters self-expression and personal development, but also provides an outlet for frustrations. At $10, this is a great gift to put on your wish list!
Adapting to a new lifestyle of exercise requires only the most stylish workout attire. Fabletics is a clothing brand that sells workout clothing for women. Options include stylish leggings, capris, crop tops, shorts, tank tops, jackets, sports bras, and more.
They also sell plus size clothing, providing options for customers no matter where they are in their weight loss journey. This is a great gift to get into the spirit of adapting to working out regularly.
5. Air Fryer
Air fryers are countertop kitchen appliances that use convection to circulate hot air around food to cook it. Air fryers allow you to cook your favorite meals with only a fraction of the oil (or no oil at all), making it a healthier alternative to deep-frying. This is an excellent addition to your holiday wish list to keep you focused on eating healthy all year long.
6. Smartphone Armband
Exercising can be a pain when you don’t have a place to store your smartphone. Thankfully, smartphone armbands fix that dilemma. You can purchase an inexpensive smartphone armband that wraps around your arm and secures your phone in place. You can cinch the armband as loose or tight as you’d like, and have peace of mind that your smartphone is within reaching distance at any given time.
7. Insulated Lunch Tote
As a bariatric patient, you need to eat healthier foods and stay away from empty carbs. Temptation looms around every corner due to the great abundance of fast-food restaurants that provide quick and cheap meals on-demand.
Beat temptation by putting an insulated lunch tote on your wish list. This will allow you to prepare healthy meals at home and bring them with you throughout the day. The best part is that since the lunch tote is insulated, it’ll maintain the temperature of your meal so that your food will be as cool or as warm as you like it.
8. Tea infuser
Nothing beats a great cup of tea to start the day right! Green tea, specifically, is considered to be one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. It’s jam-packed with antioxidants and nutrients that provide all sorts of benefits for the body, including fat loss and improved brain functionality.
If you’re a tea drinker (or thinking of becoming one), you’ll need a tea infuser to do it right. Simply insert your loose-leaf tea into the infuser and let it sit for a few minutes in a cup of warm/hot water. Pull out the infuser, and you’ll be left with a delicious cup of tea!
9. Microbead Bed Pillow
Recovering from bariatric surgery is a long and arduous process, so it helps to be as comfortable as possible. What better way to relax than with a microbead bed pillow? These pillows are designed to be squishy, allowing you to mold them to fit into any area that requires support.
For instance, they can fit behind your head, between your knees, under your neck, etc. Microbead bed pillows are filled with thousands of tiny microbeads, giving them their squishiness. This gift is highly recommended for any bariatric patient’s wish list!
10. Brita Filter Water Bottle
As a bariatric patient, it’s imperative to stay hydrated at all times. Why not make it easier on yourself by adding a Brita filter water bottle to your wish list? What’s great about these water bottles is that they filter and purify water while you’re on the go.
Simply fill up at your local water fountain during your walk/run, and let the filter do its job to provide fresh, delicious water. Brita water filter water bottles will hold up to 26 ounces of water and will cost you anywhere from $19.93 to $24.99.
What’s on Your Holiday Wish List?
Treat yourself this holiday season with the gifts that keep on giving as you work towards your weight loss goals. Of course, if you have a strong support group, don’t hesitate to pass your wish list around. You may be surprised at what you find under the tree this year!
Interested in bariatric surgery? Reach out to Olde Del Mar Surgical today. Our friendly staff will be on standby to help you schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.