Are you looking for a delicious side dish? Even if you aren’t trying to lose weight this one is yum. But for those on a bariatric weight loss diet, like gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, this vegetable based side dish is not only delicious but is also low carbohydrate vegetable.
There are several types of hernias, so it can be confusing for a layperson to know the difference. Hernias often all have the same cause: pressure pushes an internal organ (often the intestine) through a weak spot in the nearby musculature or wall. Due to their close proximity to each other, femoral hernias and inguinal hernias can be confused.
We aren’t all morning people, but we can learn to make the most of our mornings.
To start off your day right, first make sure you’ve had enough sleep. Eight hours is the gold standard for good reason. Adequate sleep is important for our health and longevity, a good immune system, controlling our appetite, protecting and strengthening our memory and judgement, and helping to control our stress levels. Inadequate sleep can wreak havoc on the body. It’s better to start your day after getting a good night’s sleep.
The flu is all over the news this winter. It’s taking its toll across the country and, sadly, leading to dozens of deaths. While the news is not specifically related to bariatric patients, we want to keep our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients healthy. That includes things like promoting weight loss, achieving normal blood sugar levels, reducing hypertension and high cholesterol, but also helping to reduce the chance of contracting contagious infections like influenza.
We are all guilty of having hobbies that might not be the best for our health (binging watching TV shows or pinning recipes you’ll probably never make, maybe?). But some hobbies can actually be good for us. Not all of them may specifically be good for promoting weight loss, as so many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are striving for, but they can indirectly help us be more active, use our brain, or occupy our time in a way that leaves less time for more our less than stellar hobbies.
See if one of these hobbies catches your interest:
Many people are concerned about the mortality rate after bariatric surgery, and rightfully so. Any surgery comes with risks, and one of those risks is the risk of death. But should this concern prevent you from having bariatric surgery? Turns out, not having bariatric surgery may pose an even larger risk.
What if there was something that could help you control your hunger? What if it also helped regulate blood sugar? And helped you feel fuller for longer and contributed to weight loss? What if it also made you more regular? And helped lower cholesterol levels? Would it seem like a magic pill? Would it be something you would want more of? Well, then fill up on fiber.