The health benefits of weight loss surgery depend on how well you commit to making healthy lifestyle changes. These changes begin ahead of the procedure, as many bariatric surgeons require their patients to switch to a very low-calorie diet. Making this change helps to shrink the size of your liver, reduce the risk of surgery […]
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Eating a healthy diet after bariatric surgery is essential for long-term weight loss success. However, with cold winter weather and COVID-19 forcing everyone indoors, you may have slipped into old, unhealthy eating routines. If your weight loss has plateaued or you gained weight this winter, your food choices may be the culprit. With winter coming […]
Exercise is an integral component to weight loss success after bariatric surgery. However, excess weight can make working out painful, if not impossible. As you begin to lose weight, workouts will become easier. In the early months after surgery, though, water workouts are a great option. Whether you decide to swim laps or join a […]
It’s common knowledge that water is vital for your health, but many of us reach for anything else to quench our thirst. Coffee, tea, soda, juice, and sports drinks are the typical go-to options, but they’re often counterproductive. Coffee, tea, and soda are all diuretics because they contain caffeine, which will ultimately dehydrate you. The […]
You’re likely to have many questions for your doctor before surgery. Even so, you’ll likely develop new questions as you progress through your recovery. Some of the most common questions revolve around food, exercise, and recovery time. While your questions may seem like they have simple answers, that isn’t always the case. The following are […]
The primary goal of bariatric surgery is significant weight loss to improve your health. However, a persistent myth that you’ll lose a substantial amount of weight immediately after surgery gives bariatric patients unrealistic expectations. While it’s true that bariatric surgery expedites weight loss, it still happens at a gradual and safe rate. Most patients lose […]
The Wrap is one of the latest innovations in weight loss surgery. This laparoscopic procedure is significantly less invasive than other bariatric procedures. The Wrap uses a technique known as gastric plication to reduce the size of your stomach dramatically. This decreases the amount of food your stomach can contain, improves satiety, and expedites weight […]
One of the biggest fears about bariatric surgery is that you may regain some of the weight you lose. While most patients experience dramatic weight loss after bariatric surgery, regaining the weight is a valid concern. Achieving and maintaining optimal weight loss depends on how well you adhere to your bariatric diet. Committing to healthy […]
When you’re struggling to lose weight, the bathroom scale can become a constant source of tension. Even after weight loss surgery, the bathroom scale can have a significant effect on how you feel. If the bathroom scale is driving you crazy because the number seems to oscillate wildly from weigh-in to weigh-in, you may be […]
If you’re considering a bariatric procedure, you may have concerns about your dietary options after surgery. Your diet will change, but this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy desserts on special occasions. While typical desserts are high in sugar and carbs, these recipes are bariatric-friendly, so you can have your cake and eat it, too! Decadent […]