According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated 20 million Americans have gallstones. Most do not even know it. Gallstones, or solid deposits of cholesterol or other crystals that form in the gallbladder, often produce no symptoms. When symptoms do present, they often lead to pain in the abdomen and nausea, often after meals.
If you are new to working out, it may seem like there’s a whole new language to learn. Carb, squat, interval training, plyometrics, deadlift, and burpee are just a few terms that might make a newcomer’s head spin. Exercising is crucial to better health and weight loss, and we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass,
When we are sitting, we’re barely burning any calories compared to when we get up and move. Unfortunately, many of us do a lot of sitting. If you work at a desk, in an office job, or commute to work, sitting is hard to avoid. If you are trying to incorporate more activity into your
Scallops seem to be an enigma of the fish world with some people not realizing the scallop is actually a form of shellfish. In fact, typing ‘scallop’ into Google shows that people often ask if scallops are vegan. A quick reminder of what a scallop shell looks like will often lead to a forehead slap.
For bariatric patients and anyone trying eat healthier and lose weight, cooking your own food instead of buying take out is an enormous first step. It stands to reason that if we buy healthier foods, we will eat better foods. But, how do we buy better food? We’ve got 3 tips for our gastric sleeve
There seems to be an infinite number of chicken recipes on the internet, and for good reason. Chicken is inexpensive, has a mild flavor that a majority of adults and children enjoy, and is usually readily available at the store. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, chicken is also one of
If you are trying to lose weight (and keep it off), you know that exercise is key. Most people consider cardio workouts to be crucial for weight loss. And they are. But, strength training is also important for weight loss. Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients should consider adding strength training to their
July 4th, or Independence Day, is just around the corner. And in keeping with the idea of independence, we want our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients to feel independent from social pressure to overeat or eat the wrong foods this holiday. An invitation to a holiday party doesn’t have to be an
HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are trending in local gyms and on social media. The promise of burning maximum calories while incorporating rest periods seems ideal, especially for gastric sleeve patients who seek to lose weight fast but aren’t used to routine workouts. HIIT workouts claim to burn maximum calories by demanding short bouts
Sandwiches are the old standby for lunch. Ham, turkey, tuna, or roast beef on white, wheat, rye, wrap, or a roll. Mix and match to suit your preference. They are quick, easy, filling, able to eat on the go, and tasty. The problem? For some, there’s no problem. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and