Going back to a regular physical routine is really the best way to avoid weight after a hysterectomy. I delayed doing this for a few months because I had a lot of swelling and pain during my hysterectomy recovery and exercising was uncomfortable. I think I started eating a lot at that time because of boredom as well. So the pounds just kept piling on.
I finally realized that I can't continue this way and started walking every day and then joined a dance class. It took a while to speed up my metabolism but I was consistent and I lost the extra pounds.