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      Shifts in the Enjoyment of Healthy and Unhealthy Behaviors Affect Short- and Long-Term Postbariatric Weight Loss


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          Objective: To investigate whether bariatric patients experience changes in the enjoyment of health-promoting behaviors, and how those changes relate to weight loss success.

          Materials and Methods: Online lifestyle survey for bariatric patients ≥18 years old who had undergone gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy ≥1 year earlier. Changes in the enjoyment of eating behaviors and exercise were surveyed, and associations with weight loss success were analyzed. The role of obtaining external support since surgery was investigated.

          Results: Of 877 respondents, 475 were eligible (95% women, 53.3 ± 9.0 years, body mass index 34.2 ± 8.0 kg/m 2), of whom 21%, 36%, and 43% had had surgery 12–24, 24–60, and >60 months earlier, respectively. Postsurgery, patients enjoyed eating healthy foods more (63%), exercise more (46%), eating junk food less (66%), and overeating less (95%). Increased enjoyment of healthy foods and exercise were only associated with weight loss success among patients with surgery ≥24 months previously. While obtaining external support was associated with successful weight loss overall, external support correlated with enjoying healthy food and exercise more in patients who had had their surgery at least 60 months previously.

          Discussion: Learning to enjoy health-promoting behaviors after bariatric surgery may not coincide with improved weight loss outcomes before 2 years have passed.

          This article is a revised version of a previously published article that was withdrawn due to a large number of reporting and formatting errors. This version was published on June 26, 2018. For further details, see the official withdrawal notice at http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/bari.2016.0036.withdraw or on page 94 in volume 13, number 2, 2018 of the Journal.

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          Bariatr Surg Pract Patient Care
          Bariatr Surg Pract Patient Care
          Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care
          Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (140 Huguenot Street, 3rd FloorNew Rochelle, NY 10801USA )
          01 March 2017
          04 February 2017
          04 February 2017
          : 12
          : 1
          : 35-42
          [ 1 ]VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Tampere, Finland.
          [ 2 ]Marketing Department, Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.
          [ 3 ]Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, New York.
          [ 4 ]Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.
          Author notes
          [*]Address correspondence to: Brian Wansink, PhD, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, 475 Warren Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 fblsubmissions@ 123456cornell.edu
          PMC6376631 PMC6376631 6376631 10.1089/bari.2016.0036.a
          Copyright 2017, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
          Page count
          Tables: 3, References: 25, Pages: 8
          Original Articles

          weight loss maintenance,weight loss success,bariatric surgery,healthy behaviors,enjoyment


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