There’s a lot to think about before your weight loss surgery. How could your life change after weight loss? How might your relationships change? How will your body and brain adapt to your new, smaller stomach? Will you be able to reduce or eliminate some medications? What exercises will you do once you’ve been cleared by your bariatric surgeon? Will your food preferences change after gastric sleeve surgery? But, what to put in your hospital bag shouldn’t be a question that leaves you guessing.
Thinly sliced deli meat can be a great protein option after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. It can be eaten on it’s own, as part of a meal, or as a snack. Deli meat can vary in protein amounts based on the meat and the portion size, but according to the USDA 1 cup of sliced deli ham or turkey offers around 185 calories, 1 gram carbohydrates, and 27 grams protein.
We all know walking is good for us. All of us. Gastric sleeve patients, hernia patients, gallbladder patients, gastric bypass patients, gastric band patients, and even those who have no medical conditions to speak of. Walking for as little as 2 hours per week brings down all cause mortality, not just those related to obesity.
Walking is by far one of the best ways to include physical activity in your day, especially after gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. Walking for an hour a day can burn upwards of 400 calories. It requires no particular athletic skills or equipment, all you need are good shoes. Another benefit to
Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a recent study in the journal Obesity. We all know our environments have a profound impact on us. Relatives, friends and neighbors who stay and look fit help encourage us to do so as well, this
When sitting in an office or cubicle for work, it can be hard to fit exercise in during the work day. When you are trying to lose weight, every little bit of activity can help. Dr. Shillingford’s staff have compiled a list of 10 ways for you to fit in a little extra activity into
In the three year period following bariatric surgery, the majority of patients saw a reduction in pain and improvement in walking ability according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The multi-site clinical study looked at over 2,000 patients who underwent weight loss surgery at 10 hospitals across the
Research from Duke Health is shedding some light on how the intensity of exercise affects glucose tolerance, and the results interesting. Participants in the six month long study were diagnosed with prediabetes based on elevated fasting glucose levels. They were divided into several groups to compare results of the interventions. The first group followed a
You’ve likely been walking for most of your life (except that first year, but we’ll let that slide). While walking around your house and at the office is good, walking 21 minutes a day for exercise has proven to boost some major benefits, including cutting your risk of heart disease by 30%. It’s no secret