Walking your dog can count as exercise. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients that can be a good thing. As January is Walk Your Dog Month, it seems a good time to highlight the health benefits associated with walking your dog (and walking in general):
Lap Band Surgery
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.
Technically it doesn’t have to be a ‘breakfast burrito.’ You can eat it any time of the day and it’s still delicious. We call it a breakfast burrito because it’s filled with eggs, but you could add fillings or toppings to make it seem more like lunch or dinner. These kinds of recipes are great because you can make them different each time and keep coming up with flavor combinations that add variety to your weight loss diet.
One in six Americans gets sick from eating contaminated food each year, according to the CDC. There are more than 250 food-borne illnesses that can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites (including E. Coli, Salmonella, Norovirus, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus). Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
Weight loss, bariatric surgery, and well, let’s face it life, can be difficult sometimes. Having support, a friendly ear, or words of encouragement can make all the difference.
If you are morbidly obese, you may a higher risk of being hospitalized with the flu or other similar respiratory virus. According to a recent study, risk of hospitalization was highest for adults at the lowest and highest ends of the BMI spectrum. Those who fell into the “normal” range had the lowest risk of hospitalization.
Many gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients report some difficulty tolerating their usual protein choices following weight loss surgery. Chicken is often a favorite protein option due to it’s high protein content, low fat content, mild flavor, and availability. But some bariatric patients are surprised to learn that their post surgical body does not tolerate chicken like it used to.
Kale has undoubtedly risen to health food fame. It’s all over trendy restaurant menus, recipes, and in all those food videos you can’t help but watch when they automatically play. Here’s the thing: not everyone likes kale. Some are tired of it, some think kale overplayed its hand. Many are looking for something different. The next new food trend.