Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients were not used to routine exercise prior to their weight loss surgery. Incorporating exercise into your post bariatric surgery lifestyle is a must in order to achieve maximum weight loss. But that doesn’t mean everyone likes it.
When you need dinner on the table quickly, ground beef can be an easy choice. It cooks up within minutes and can be moist and delicious. Add in vegetables and you’ve got a high protein, low carbohydrate dinner that can fit into a post bariatric surgery diet.
A new study out of Australia may shed some new light on specific vegetables that can help promote arterial health. While many studies have linked vegetables with heart health including reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, this is one of only a few studies that has looked specific types of vegetables (24 in fact) to see how they contribute to the health of arteries.
Most everyone is aware of sweetened greek yogurts. They come in flashy flavors like Cherry Pomegranate, Key Lime, and Coconut Dark Chocolate in addition to your classic Strawberry, Vanilla, and Blueberry. But, for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, these flavors often mean a lot of extra sugar that just doesn’t fit into their post bariatric surgery diet.
We use dish towels to dry things, like dishes and utensils, cups, and countertops. And according to a 2014 study at the University of Arizona, 89% of dish towels had coliform bacteria, and 25.6% had E. Coli. That means you are most likely spreading bacteria onto what you think are clean surfaces.
Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can collect in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small organ in the abdomen that holds bile before it is released into the small intestine as part of the digestive process. When they form, gallstones can range from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. People with gallstones may have only one, or they may have many.
We all know that exercising is key to maximizing your weight loss after bariatric surgery, but exercise is also good for other things. Adding lean muscle means your body will burn more calories even when it’s at rest. It can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day. As exercise is one of the cornerstones of the bariatric weight loss lifestyle, we at Dr. Shillingford’s office thought it would help to share some of the great parks we have available to us in the South Florida area to walk in.
After gastric sleeve surgery, you will go through a pureed food stage on your post op gastric sleeve diet. Let’s face it: the idea of eating pureed food after bariatric surgery is not something most people enjoy. It may not be pretty exactly, but it can still taste good.