On the Second Day of Christmas my True Love Gave to me – 2 Turtle Doves

There are just so many advantages to your health after bariatric surgery, but there are also some rather nasty side effects to rapid weight loss, including hair loss and loose skin.

One of the problems many of us also experience after surgery is, feeling very cold! And now that December is upon us, we will be wrapping up warm.

So why do we feel more cold after weight loss?

  • We have less insulation! (don’t mean to state the obvious)
  • Our blood pressure can lower as a result of the changes to our eating habits
  • Our metabolism slows down as we are eating less calories (it slows to save energy)
  • Iron deficiencies can also leave you feeling cold.
  • So what steps can we take in order to feel more comfortable in the winter?

  • Layering – several layers are better than just one big woolly jumper
  • Exercise more and build up those muscles – boosting your metabolism
  • Ensure that your bloods are checked for any deficiencies
  • Don’t forget your multi vitamins!
  • Since my Gastric Bypass, my cold hands have caused me considerable pain and I dread the temperature dropping below 10 degrees! However I recently came across this great website! https://www.turtle-doves.co.uk/

    Fantastically recycled cashmere gloves and wrist warmers that are proving to keep my hands warm and I think that they also look great.

    My Turtle Doves have been a life saver and I wear them every day. So if you know someone who is feeling the cold this Christmas – they are a great stylish and practical gift! (Turtle Doves also make scarves, hats and jumpers too!). Merry Christmas!


    *Disclaimer: Please note that weight loss surgery results and benefits are unique to each individual and in such The Bariatric Group cannot guarantee specific weight loss goals as results for each surgery can vary. If you have any questions or would like to know more about weight loss surgery please contact our expert team.