Most patients who have gastric bypass (also known as Roux-en-Y) surgery are able to maintain successful weight loss, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is credited for being the most effective treatment for obesity in Western Medicine, with with gastric sleeve surgery close behind. But not all gastric bypass patients lose weight equally or maintain their weight loss long term. Researchers at Binghampton University in New York set out to find out what factors might influence these discrepancies.
A mountain climber isn’t actually what it sounds like. There’s no mountain involved. No flights to the Himalayas. No special cold weather clothes. In fact, you don’t even need any gear. A mountain climber is a bodyweight exercise that helps to burn calories for weight loss, build stamina, and strengthen your core muscles.
For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band who are entering the semi-solid food phase of their post bariatric surgery diet, finding foods to eat that you both enjoy and tolerate can be tricky. Some foods taste good, but don’t sit well in your new stomach. Some foods are tolerated by your stomach, but your mouth (or nose) is a different story.
Summer in Florida can be hot. Really hot. Like standing next to the sun hot. Despite the heat, bariatric surgery patients still need to exercise to help promote weight loss, build muscle, and improve their body and mind. But how do you exercise in the heat without getting heat stroke or dehydration?
You’re eating right. You’re exercising. You’ve had gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. You’ve lost weight. But now you’ve stopped. You’ve hit a weight loss plateau.
This is good news for exercisers with obesity. Sit ups had a habit of turning people off to workouts. For people who are overweight or obese, forgetting about sit ups and instead including planks can change their attitudes about exercising. Exercise, including strength training exercise, is crucial to weight loss and improving overall health. In addition to adding lean muscle and promoting weight loss, exercise can help improve blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
To encourage people to choose a healthier and more economical approach to lunch, we now have National Brown Bag It Day. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients, bringing food from home is a necessity after bariatric surgery, especially in the beginning. It’s not easy to find restaurants who cater to the specific dietary needs of the post gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band diets.
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.
So you’ve started exercising, that’s great! Exercise is key to weight loss, especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients. But sore muscles don’t make you feel great. It might even be more than just uncomfortable, the muscle pain might make it hard to go about your work day without walking like a robot, or make it hard for you to lift your child, or give a hug, or lug a bag of fresh, healthy groceries to your car. Sore muscles can make bariatric patients not want to exercise, but the calories burned by exercise are crucial to making the most of your weight loss efforts and building lean muscle mass after weight loss surgery.
The concept is simple, easy, quick, and wholesome. The end result is delicious. If you are looking for a dessert that won’t make you feel guilty this holiday, this is one to try. While the pears make this dish very traditional and seasonal, it’s the smell of the baking pears that makes it magical. In order to promote health, wellness, and weight loss, it’s important for bariatric patients to limit their caloric intake, even on holidays. But, Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band patients, may consider making this sweet and healthy treat the perfect end to your holiday meal.