The Road to Weight Loss Quiz

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1. Keeping water nearby and staying hydrated can help with weight loss. True or False? 

True
False
 

Good call!
Water helps your body metabolize calories. The more water in your system, the better you digest food – to a limit. (You don’t need to drink 8 glasses every day.)

 

Not quite.
Water helps your body metabolize calories. The more water in your system, the better you digest food – to a limit. (You don’t need to drink 8 glasses every day.)

 

2. All calories are the same. True or False? 

True
False
 

Sweet!
Complex carbohydrates - fruits, veggies, whole grains - slow digestion, while simple sugars like candy and soda race to your system -- and your waistline.

 

Good guess, but...
Complex carbohydrates - fruits, veggies, whole grains - slow digestion, while simple sugars like candy and soda race to your system -- and your waistline.

 

3. Two of these strategies help you lose weight. One does not. Which one does not help you lose weight? 

a. Replacing simple sugars with complex carbs
b. Skipping one meal each day
c. Replacing sedentary habits with physical activity
 

Skip ahead!
Skipping meals just makes you hungry, which can lead to overeating.
Skip simple sugars instead, and move that body every chance you get!

 

Not really.
Cutting out simple sugars and staying physically active are two helpful weight loss strategies.
Skipping meals just makes you hungry, which often results in overeating.

 

4. Two truths about Bariatric Weight Loss surgery appear below. Which statement is not true?  

a. It requires an extended hospital stay.
b. You can eat normal meals as soon as six weeks after surgery.
c. Only a few small incisions are required.
 

Right on!
Bariatric Surgery patients usually discharge the day after surgery, or one day later, depending on how well they feel.
Good job also knowing that Bariatric Surgery requires only a few small incisions, and that patients are usually eating normal meals six weeks after discharge.

 

Sorry - all those choices were true except a.
Bariatric surgery patients usually leave the day after surgery, or sometimes one day later.
Also, Bariatric Surgery requires only a few small incisions, and patients usually enjoy normal meals just six weeks after surgery.

 

5. The average weight loss in the first year after Bariatric Weight Loss surgery is… 

a. 50 lbs
b. 75 lbs
c. 100 lbs
 

Amazing, isn't it?
On average, Bariatric Surgery patients at Saint Francis lose 100 lbs the first year following surgery.

 

More than that!
On average, Bariatric Surgery patients at Saint Francis lose 100 lbs the first year following surgery.

 

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