A simple guide to bariatric (weight-loss) surgery. How it works. Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery is a medical procedure to help people lose weight. Losing weight lowers a person’s risk of other conditions and illnesses that are commonly associated with obesity. There are two ways in which bariatric surgery can aid weight loss. How bariatric surgery helps […]
• Hair loss prevention – Consume at least 60 to 80 grams of protein each day. It can be difficult to meet these protein needs every day after surgery since you will not be eating as much as you used to be able to eat. However, you can better meet such needs through protein supplement […]
It’s not all that bad! After weight loss surgery, your diet is completely different. No matter what type of bariatric surgery you have, your stomach and the way you digest food has changed. Since your anatomy has changed, you must make changes with the foods you eat. You have just had surgery and your stomach […]
“Mornings set the tone for the day and prepare you for what’s to come,” says Nora Minno, a certified personal trainer at Daily Burn and a registered dietician. For example, when you fuel up first thing with a healthful breakfast, you’re more likely to keep eating well throughout the day. Routines can also save time […]
Bariatric Surgery FAQs If you are considering bariatric surgery but have a lot of questions on your mind, we’re here to help. We’ve put together some of the more common questions patients ask about bariatric surgery. How soon will I be able to walk after the procedure? Your surgeon will ask you to start walking […]
Gastric sleeve surgery is one of several different types of weight loss surgeries. During a gastric sleeve procedure, the surgeon uses staples to close off most of the stomach, effectively reducing its size. The new smaller sized stomach helps you feel full faster so you don’t overeat. This reduced food intake results in significant weight […]
When researching gastric sleeve surgery as a possible weight loss solution for you, you may come across a lot of talk about how this procedure did not work for some people. Unfortunately, this only tells you half the story. Before you decide against it completely, here’s a look at how it works and what exactly […]
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Bariatric surgery can and will change your life, but it’s not a quick fix. It takes time to adjust to how you see yourself and how others see you after massive weight loss.
Life after weight loss surgery requires a drastic change in lifestyle, including altering how you eat, what you eat and when you eat because of the changes made to your stomach during your surgery.
Obesity isn’t just a cosmetic issue. Being obese can affect multiple organs in the body and can be a threat to your health and wellness. Bariatric surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery that is used to treat obesity, giving you a new lease on life. Unfortunately, there are a few myths and misconceptions about this obesity surgery that act as a deterrent to many people who could actually benefit from it.
Dr. Michael Choi, a highly experienced weight loss surgeon with over 5,000 successfully completed surgeries helps to bust some of the more common bariatric surgery myths and misconceptions.