How to Avoid Skin Problems After Gastric Bypass
22Sep, 2017

How to Avoid Skin Problems After Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass is a surgery that induces weight loss by limiting the amount of food that can be eaten. It’s generally only performed on those that are considered medically obese. To be considered medically obese, you must have a BMI of 40 or more. Gastric bypass is the most common bariatric surgery performed in the United States. The majority of people experience rapid weight loss within the first six months. As is often the case with quick weight loss, there is a risk of loose skin. There is no way […]
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Bariatric Surgery Dr. Ponce de Leon
15Sep, 2017

Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery

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You may feel that Bariatric Surgery is a drastic weight loss medical procedure, but the many health benefits following bariatric surgery should out-weight your concerns and uneasiness into taking the step to long term weight loss. If you have lived with obesity for a long time, you are well aware that the problems caused by carrying excessive weight are not limited to your physical appearance. Overweight and obesity can have negatively impact every system in the body, and eventually leads to a host of health and medical problems, as well […]
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High Protein Recipes for Bariatric Patients
10Sep, 2017

High Protein Recipes for Bariatric Patients

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Bariatric surgery is a surgery performed in order to get rid of excessive fat. In this surgery, the excessive fat around the abdominal region is reduced by using an implanted medical device, called gastric banding. Fat may also be removed through means of a gastric bypass surgery. When a person undergoes a bariatric surgery, a post surgery healthy diet is mandatory for recovery from the surgery. Bariatric patients are recommended to consume around 800 to 1000 calories a day. Often, due to the restricted food intake, these patients are also […]
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embarazo saludable después de una cirugía bariátrica
6Sep, 2017

Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery

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From a physical aspect, it is quite possible to have a healthy pregnancy after weight loss surgery. Recent studies suggests that having a baby after Bariatric surgery may actually be safer than a pregnancy complicated by issues stemming from obesity. Some of these issues include Gestational Diabetes, Preeclampsia and  Hypertension, all of which can affect both mother and baby. Bariatric surgery has also led to a reduced number of Cesarean births among expectant mothers who are obese. Having a Baby after Weight Loss Surgery The most important issue surrounding your […]
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answers to common questions people have about weight loss surgery.
4Aug, 2017

QUESTIONS ABOUT BARIATRIC SURGERY

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Is bariatric surgery dangerous? Patients often tell me that friends and family worry they will die during bariatric surgery and try to discourage them from getting a procedure. I suspect this fear is a holdover from when the surgery was new. As with any surgical procedure, the risks from bariatric surgery were much greater when it was first developed. But with the advent of minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, which come with fewer complications, the procedures’ safety has dramatically improved. In fact, the latest data show […]
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Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to change everything you do every day. What we eat is an important factor to determine our health.
4Jul, 2017

Healthier Lifestyle

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It’s really hard to break old habits, especially when you’re stressed about a bunch of other things. Falling into old habits is comforting and dependable. The good news is: living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to change everything you do every day. You can make small, incremental changes that will make a big difference in your life! Step #1: Move More.  When we were little kids, it was easy to get a day’s worth of exercise in – since as a kid, you’re basically running around all day. […]
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4Jul, 2017

10 Budget-Friendly, Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips

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Healthy food doesn’t have to be out of reach with your grocery budget. You can adopt certain strategies that will make the healthier options seem totally affordable! These 10 tips will help you on your way towards budget-friendly healthy grocery shopping 🙂 Tip #1  | Shop the Sales: Most grocery stores have all kinds of sales going on at any given point in time. Look for the weekly specials, the produce that’s on sale, and any deals (like buy 2 get one free) throughout the store. Tip #2  | Buy in-season: In-season produce is […]
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4Jul, 2017

Demystifying Health Food Labels: What do they all mean?

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“Free-Range,” “Organic,” “All Natural,” “Whole Grain,” — words like these are all over grocery store items and restaurant menus these days! It can be super confusing to know whether these words actually mean anything: whether a product labeled “all natural” is better than a product without that label, and how to make sure you’re not being misled by healthy-sounding product labels (when the product is actually not healthy at all). Oftentimes food manufacturers will toss around these buzzwords on their labels as a way of making not-so-healthy food items seem […]
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4Jul, 2017

The Difference Between Added Sugar and Natural Sugar

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Sugar is an ingredient we all know that we should be eating sparingly — too much sugar is never good for you. But there are actually two very different types of “sugar”: naturally occurring sugars and added sugar. So what’s the difference between the two? And is one healthier for you than the other? Added sugar includes any sugars or sweeteners that are added to foods during processing or preparation (such as putting sugar in your coffee, or eating flavored yogurt, or eating sugary cereal). You’ll see them on the ingredients list as: brown sugar, pure cane sugar, turbinado sugar, coconut sugar, raw sugar, molasses, maple syrup, honey, corn […]
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27Jun, 2017

Myths About Fat That Are Keeping You from Losing Weight

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Fat gets a bad rap most of the time, but certain misconceptions about the fat we eat and the fat we store in our bodies may be sabotaging your weight-loss efforts. Myth: All dietary fat is created equally This is the biggest mistake people get hung up on, when in fact those in the know says it’s crucial to understand how good fat can be. “All fats provide nine calories per gram, but different types of fats have different chemical structures and different nutritional implications,” explains Tanya Zuckerbrot, RD, a […]
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