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  • If Solid Texture Proteins Are Not Going Down Easily, Consider These Questions

    If Solid Texture Proteins Are Not Going Down Easily, Consider These Questions

    Each bariatric surgery patient is different. Similarly, each bariatric surgeon has slightly different recommendations for a post op bariatric diet. Each surgeon has different guidelines for when to start purees, soft foods, and solid foods, as well as which foods fall into which categories. Eating a food too early can result in nausea, gagging, vomiting, diarrhea, or quesiness. It’s best to follow your bariatric surgeon’s advice for when and how to progress through the stages.

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  • Symptoms of Sugar Detox and How You Can Prevent Them

    Symptoms of Sugar Detox and How You Can Prevent Them

    Before gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, bariatric surgeons often recommend patients limit their sugar intake as part of their presurgical preparations. Dr. Shillingford, MD recommends his patients begin reducing their sugar intake more than two weeks prior to their surgery date. This reduction in sugar can help with the transition to their preop diet, encourage presurgical weight loss, and help reduce the size of the liver.

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  • Ricotta Bake: Delicious and Soft Food for After Your Bariatric Surgery

    Ricotta Bake: Delicious and Soft Food for After Your Bariatric Surgery

    Gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are always asking for suggestions for their pureed and soft stages following their weight loss surgery. While many bariatric patients can handle protein rich foods pureed in a food processor or blender, some people prefer to eat foods that resemble a more normal consistency but still qualify as pureed/soft. For some, refried beans were a staple in the pureed stage. For others, low sugar greek yogurt was their “go to” protein-rich pureed food.

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  • What Protein to Eat For Breakfast When You Can Not Tolerate Eggs

    What Protein to Eat For Breakfast When You Can Not Tolerate Eggs

    One side effect of bariatric surgery can be changes in food preferences. This can be especially true in the early stages after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, but may also persist.

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  • How Do YOU Feel About Cilantro?

    How Do YOU Feel About Cilantro?

    Cilantro is the kind of food you either love or hate, with little room for any opinion in between. Either people want to put it in nearly every food they eat (and drink) or they want to make it illegal to grow or eat the herb.

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  • Four Health Benefits Seen in Bariatric Surgery Patients

    Four Health Benefits Seen in Bariatric Surgery Patients

    A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at obese patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery (gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, gastric banding, or duodenal switch).

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  • If You Don’t Have Insurance for Bariatric Surgery, Consider Care Credit

    If You Don’t Have Insurance for Bariatric Surgery, Consider Care Credit

    Not everyone has health insurance, and even those who have health insurance may not have coverage for bariatric procedures. Each insurance policy is different. To learn if you have coverage for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, it’s best to read your plan documents or call your insurance provider to find out.

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  • Why Bariatric Patients Should Stop Chewing Gum

    Why Bariatric Patients Should Stop Chewing Gum

    Some people use chewing gum as a weight loss aid. The idea is that if their mouth is occupied by calorie free gum then they aren’t eating calorie laden foods, which helps reduce their overall caloric intake and promotes weight loss. Yet, bariatric patients are told not to chew gum. Why?

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  • Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Five Facts that Might Surprise You

    Obesity is a worldwide problem. The World Health Organization estimates that 13% of the word’s adults are obese. In America, that number is closer to 40%. 93 million Americans over 18 are obese. The problem is not just obesity, but the risk of other health conditions that often accompany obesity, like type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

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  • Five Fun Summer Activities for Weight Loss

    Five Fun Summer Activities for Weight Loss

    Summer can be a great time to try new outdoor weight loss activities in Florida. With so many miles of coastline plus all the other bodies of water, there is no shortage of ways to cool off while exercising outdoors. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients learning to incorporate fun, healthy activities that serve as both recreation and exercise at the same time is a great way to embrace your new healthier lifestyle after weight loss surgery.

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