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.
The flu is all over the news this winter. It’s taking its toll across the country and, sadly, leading to dozens of deaths. While the news is not specifically related to bariatric patients, we want to keep our gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients healthy. That includes things like promoting weight loss, achieving normal blood sugar levels, reducing hypertension and high cholesterol, but also helping to reduce the chance of contracting contagious infections like influenza.
According to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a sedentary lifestyle is bad for us. That we know. It leads to health problems and possibly an early death. But, according to this study, if you did sit for 12 or 13 hours a day (easily accomplished with a desk job) sitting for 30, 60, or 90 minutes at a time was associated with the highest risk of death. Sitting for less than 30 minutes at a time was associated with a lower risk. So, while a sedentary lifestyle is always bad, at least getting up every 30 minutes and moving around can be helpful.
Summer is often a time we think of vacations, being off from school, and taking a break, but summer can also be a time to think about self improvement, progress, and a time to strengthen your feelings of well-being. While having the kids home for the summer can change your daily routine, with adequate planning
Exercise sometimes feels like work. It can feel like something you have to do, but don’t necessarily want to do. If your exercise regime has gotten you in a slump, we’ve got a list of 5 exercises to try that may feel a little bit more like fun and a little less like work. Dancing
If you were looking for another reason to have your weight loss surgery in Florida, we’ve got it! A newly published study out of Johns Hopkins sheds some light on the effect of season and sunshine on the recovery of those who have had bariatric surgery. The surprising results may leave you thankful you live
Shrimp may feel like a dinner for a special occasion, but it can be made quickly and deliciously, even on a weeknight. It’s high in protein and low in carbohydrates, which is ideal for bariatric patients and those seeking weight loss. Another reason shrimp is good for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients
Healthy, protein rich snacks will need to fill in the gaps of your post op gastric sleeve diet when you’ve reached the final stage at one year post op. When you no longer rely on protein supplement drinks to help you meet your nutrition and protein requirements, you will need to make wise food choices
Carbohydrates aren’t all bad. They supply many vitamins and minerals in the American diet. But, often times we eat too many of them and this can contribute to eating too many calories and gaining weight. After gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery, patients are looking to lose weight, not gain weight. Reducing carbohydrate
64 ounces. That’s how much water and low or no calorie liquids you should be drinking each day after your gastric sleeve surgery. Does it sound like a lot? That may be because you weren’t drinking enough water before your bariatric surgery. Perhaps you were drinking other fluids like soda and juice in place of