23Jul, 2020

Benefits Bariatric Surgery

By: | Tags:

Benefits bariatric surgery, in addition to weight loss, bariatric surgery may improve or resolve conditions often related to being overweight. When combined with a comprehensive treatment plan, bariatric surgery may often act as an effective tool to provide you with long term weight-loss and help you increase your quality of health. For people suffering from severe complications associated with obesity, bariatric surgery can provide a life-saving option. Surgical intervention can help people with severe obesity lose a substantial amount of excess weight, reduce the amount of obesity-related diseases, extend life expectancy, and improve quality […]
READ MORE

Scale showing weight loss to smiling woman with bariatric surgery
7Feb, 2020

5 Best Tips to Help You Mentally Prepare For Bariatric Surgery

By: | Tags:

If you are considering bariatric surgery, a physical exam will help make sure your body is healthy enough for the procedure. But physical health isn’t the only requirement. Your emotional state is just as vital for a successful surgery and the weight loss to follow. 1. Start with realistic expectations You won’t wake up thin after bariatric surgery. In fact, you may leave the hospital weighing more because of accumulated fluid. Keep in mind that your surgery is not the immediate answer to weight loss, rather, it’s an internal tool […]
READ MORE

5Feb, 2020

Healthier Lifestyle

By: | Tags:

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. […]
READ MORE

13May, 2019

More Sleep = Better Food Choices

By: | Tags:

Why seven to nine hours of sleep each night can help Counting calories, tracking sugar, avoiding alcohol — for all the effort that many of us put into losing or maintaining weight, what if you could help yourself in a significant way by something as simple as getting the right amount of sleep? The need for energy If you’re feeling lethargic because of a lack of sleep, you might turn to food for the energy to power through. In addition, when people are sleep-deprived, they tend to gravitate towards certain […]
READ MORE

Being Obese Can Lead to Weak Bones
13May, 2019

Being Obese Can Lead to Weak Bones

By: | Tags:

It was once thought that carrying some extra weight actually helped build stronger bones. The theory went that bones get stronger when they bear weight (as they do when you do weight bearing exercises or strength train). But more recently, studies have revealed that being obese or having type 2 diabetes can actually lead to an increased risk of low bone density and fractures. Research of Pam Hinton, PhD associate professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri, has shown that obese people have reduced bone density […]
READ MORE

Weight Loss Surgery Success
8May, 2019

7 Ways to Increase Chances of Weight Loss Surgery Success

By: | Tags:

Lifestyle Changes for Health and Happiness Weight loss surgery success is a lot harder to achieve than just going in for surgery. It takes a lot of determination and even more self-discipline. Weight loss surgery simply initiates the process by minimizing how much you are able to eat and making you feel full from small amounts of food. In order to make this a long-term solution for health and happiness, you need to always focus changing your negative lifestyle habits. The following seven tips help you get to your goals […]
READ MORE

Baked turkey and Christmas table. How to avoid weight regain?
1May, 2019

12 Ways to Avoid Weight Regain

By: | Tags:

Avoid Weight Regain During the Holidays ‘Tis the season to be jolly, spend time with family and friends, celebrate life’s little blessings and of course, eat. The holiday season and food go hand in hand. Whether sweet potato pie, honey-glazed ham, buttery Christmas cookies or turkey and stuffing, holiday eating takes its toll on our health and our waistline. In fact, people tend to gain an average of five to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Preventing holiday weight gain is a challenge for everyone, including people who have […]
READ MORE

Scale showing weight loss to smiling woman with bariatric surgery
30Apr, 2019

Bariatric Surgery Benefits Besides Helping You Lose Weight

By: | Tags:

Bariatric surgery improves weight loss in obese people who have not achieved long-term success with other attempts at weight loss. Bariatric surgery reduces the storage capacity of the stomach, which limits the intake of food and helps you feel full much earlier than normal. But there is more than one type of bariatric surgery. Options include gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, and gastric plication. Dr. Jaime Ponce de León can help you determine if you are a candidate and, if so, which option will work best for you. Dietary adjustments after […]
READ MORE

31Jan, 2019

Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery

By: | Tags:

Nutrition After Bariatric Surgery It is vital to follow the recommended dietary guidelines after undergoing bariatric surgery. These guidelines were carefully designed, with the goal of limiting the amount of calories you consume, while providing balanced meals that help prevent nutrient deficiencies and preserve muscle tissue. This new way of eating may seem overwhelming at first, but over time, most patients find the guidelines become an unconscious part of their daily routine. At our registered dietitians will provide with dietary rules following your surgery. Here are some guidelines that can […]
READ MORE

mentally prepare for bariatric surgery
2Oct, 2018

5 Best Tips to Help You Mentally Prepare For Bariatric Surgery

By: | Tags:

If you are considering bariatric surgery, a physical exam will help make sure your body is healthy enough for the procedure. But physical health isn’t the only requirement. Your emotional state is just as vital for a successful surgery and the weight loss to follow. 1. Start with realistic expectations You won’t wake up thin after bariatric surgery. In fact, you may leave the hospital weighing more because of accumulated fluid. Keep in mind that your surgery is not the immediate answer to weight loss, rather, it’s an internal tool […]
READ MORE