Category Archives: After Weight Loss Surgery

Why Weight Loss Surgery Is Not the Easy Way Out

A common reason patients postpone their weight loss procedure revolves around their misconception of weight loss surgery being “the easy way out.” This can be exacerbated by the stigma that surrounds weight loss surgery and obesity more generally. Oftentimes, when …

Is Fast Food Ever OK After Bariatric Surgery?

When we think of dieting, the last thing we think of is fast food. And there is good reason to support that. Fast food has traditionally been loaded with fat, carbs, sugar, and just about anything that you would consider …

How to Manage Food Cravings after Bariatric Surgery?

Food cravings can feel like the enemy, but they are a very normal, healthy bodily response. Rather than trying to suppress them at all costs, learning how to manage them is an important part of the post-operative bariatric lifestyle.

Managing Relationship Changes after Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss surgery can be the restart button someone suffering from obesity truly needs. Physical and emotional obstacles that once stood as barriers to a happier, healthier life are broken down, allowing for new opportunities and aspirations. The effects bariatric …

Vitamin D After Weight Loss Surgery

Obesity can lead to many associated health problems, including a vitamin D deficiency. This deficiency could be caused by the high calorie, low nutrient diet that is often associated with obese patients (obese patients require more vitamin D). Further, low …

Bariatric Surgery Myth – Bariatric Surgery Is All I Need

Bariatric surgery is an incredibly effective and safe way to help you lose a significant amount of weight – in some cases up to 70 or even 80% of your excess bodyweight. However, the surgery itself does not make this …

Why Have Weight Loss Surgery Series – Diabetes

Diabetes has been definitively linked to obesity. In fact, due to the excess weight and obesity epidemic in the United States, it is estimated that by 2050, up to 33% of all Americans could have diabetes. Further, with even younger …

Ensuring Proper Portion Control After Bariatric Surgery

Portion control is one of the hardest aspects of post bariatric surgery life. After surgery, you may only be able to eat 20% or so of what you ate before. In the early stages of postoperative life, patients quickly realize …

Getting Back to Basics. How Best to Get Your Daily Hydration Quota

Before we get into the best ways to stay hydrated after bariatric surgery, it is important to understand how much water/liquid you actually need. There are varying recommendations out there, but the most common number you will find is 64 …

Gastric Sleeve Q&A with Dr. Ballard

Q: Why is the gastric sleeve so popular? About a decade and a half ago, the gastric bypass was the most popular bariatric procedure in the United States, the Lap-Band® was just being introduced and the gastric sleeve was still …

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