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  • One Pan High Protein Dinner: Baked Italian Chicken and Vegetables

    One Pan High Protein Dinner: Baked Italian Chicken and Vegetables

    High protein dinners that you can cook in one pan are perfect for weeknights. Fewer dishes mean less cleanup. That means you have more time for things like work, family time, exercise, and other important things. Keeping the protein high and the carbohydrates low is the ideal way to maximize weight loss after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery.

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  • Nutrition Content of Different Ground Meats: A Handy Chart for Bariatric Patients

    Nutrition Content of Different Ground Meats: A Handy Chart for Bariatric Patients

    Ground meats are often well tolerated by gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. They are readily available, cook quickly, and are quite versatile. You can make them in recipes that add moisture so that they are more easily tolerated than dry meats like chicken breast or steak.

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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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  • How To Tell If You Have a Femoral Hernia

    How To Tell If You Have a Femoral Hernia

    A femoral hernia happens when tissue pushes through a weak spot in your groin or inner thigh. This type of hernia (which is different from inguinal hernia, hiatus hernia, incisional hernia, or umbilical hernia) appears as a lump or bulge and may cause groin discomfort.

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  • Bariatric Patients Should Avoid These Burpee Mistakes to Prevent Injury

    Bariatric Patients Should Avoid These Burpee Mistakes to Prevent Injury

    New Year’s resolutions often include things like weight loss, eating better, and exercising more. Those resolutions often lead to a spike in new gym attendees. Encouraging people to exercise to promote health and weight loss is great. But exercise should be done safely. This is especially true for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients who have recently had their bariatric surgery and are at a higher risk of injury.

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  • Protein Content of Different Cheeses: A Handy Chart for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

    Protein Content of Different Cheeses: A Handy Chart for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

    Cheese is often one of the foods that gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients add back into their diet after starting on their post bariatric surgery diet . Cheeses like ricotta and cottage cheese can often be tolerated even in the pureed stage of the diet. As weight loss surgery patients graduate from stage to stage, cheese is often a food that can help patients meet their protein goals as it can fit in at foods at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as snacks (if needed).

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