There is a period of time after weight loss surgery that I refer to as the “honeymoon” period. It’s during this time that you experience excellent appetite control, lose weight easily, and have tons of energy. For most people, depending on the surgery they have and the eating habits they adopt, the honeymoon period can last up to about 2 years after surgery, and for a few lucky individuals, much longer than that.

In this video, Dr. Matthew Weiner talks about the variables that may cause your honeymoon period to be longer or shorter and answers a viewer’s question about her specific situation.