How Do Weight Loss Powders Work and Are They Safe

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Apr 01, 2020

Losing weight, especially before or after bariatric surgery, requires a lot of patience and dedication. People are often tempted by the idea of supplements to help speed up the process. If you’re interested in looking into weight loss powder, it may seem like any other workout or protein supplement. However, these powders aren’t always optimal for your health. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at how these weight loss powders work, and what you need to watch out for.

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

Pre-Workout Pills: Red Flags to Watch Out For

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Boosting your motivation and effectiveness before you go workout can be a benefit if you are trying to kickstart a weight loss routine. Pre-workout pills and powders seem like a great idea when you first look at them. Many claim to boost your energy levels, allowing you to workout harder and longer, while providing you with an increase in focus, blood flow, and pumping up your heart rate. Turns out, the way many of these pre-workout supplements provide these “results” can be dangerous to your health.

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What are the Best Vitamins to Boost Metabolism?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

We’re taught from a young age that eating your fruits, vegetables and taking your vitamins are the key to ‘growing big and strong.’ Now that we’re ‘big and strong’ as adults, it can be harder to ensure we’re incorporating these same nutrients into our daily diet. Most adults know the benefits fruits and vegetables offer and to eat them regularly. Vitamins, however, are often forgotten about. Vitamins can help with dieting, weight loss and most importantly, boosting the metabolism. Many of these vitamins are found in common food sources and supplements. With all the vitamins on the market, it can be hard to determine which ones will be effective in improving metabolism and losing weight. Here’s a breakdown of the best vitamins to boost metabolism:

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Why Even the Best Weight Loss and Fat Burning Pills Come with Warning Labels

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Fat burning and weight loss pills have become a major trend over the past few years. Advertisements for these pills flood the internet with claims about the nutritional benefits and guarantees on receiving miraculous and quick results. So why is it that even the ‘so called’ best weight loss and fat burning pills come with big, red warning labels? In most cases, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. When you’re trying to lose weight, diet pills can seem like the easy and obvious option. But it’s important to know what these pills are, how they work and the potential dangers associated with them.

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Why You Should Prioritize Sleep for Weight Loss

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Oct 09, 2019

When looking at weight loss tips and strategies, people tend to overlook one simple, yet crucial, step. Sleep for weight loss is important because sleep contributes to how well your body heals, performs and takes care of itself. To achieve your goals you can’t just want it, you have to dream it — literally. Obtaining a good night's sleep can often be difficult, but continuing to catch Z’s will not only help in your healing post-weight loss surgery, but will also majorly affect your weight loss progress.

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Tags: Medical Weight Loss

Top 3 Sleeping Tips for Gastric Sleeve Recovery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Sep 16, 2019

Once you have the surgery, taking care during your gastric sleeve recovery will set the stage for your weight loss journey moving forward. With eating the right foods, exercising everyday, and following your doctor’s instructions there’s a lot to be mindful, so you might overlook how important sleep is to your recovery. Maintaining a balanced sleep schedule is as important for gastric sleeve recovery as healthy eating and going to your post-op check ups. Here are our top three tips for getting consistent rest during your recovery.

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Tags: Medical Weight Loss

Sleep and Weight Loss: Lose Pounds to Sleep Better

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Aug 28, 2019

Sleeping on a schedule and obtaining uninterrupted rest can be a struggle for a lot of people. For those who fall into a higher BMI category, it can strongly affect not only your duration of sleep, but also the quality of the hours you do get. That’s why sleep and weight loss should not be thought of as separate entities, but as a symbiotic relationship. By sleeping better your body is more ready to take on the demands of losing weight. Similarly, weight loss can also help you sleep more soundly.

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Tags: Bariatric Surgery Benefits, Medical Weight Loss

How Appetite Suppressant Teas Can Negatively Affect Your Health

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Jul 26, 2019

With all the weight loss advice on the internet, you should always do your research and consult a doctor to know what to try and what to avoid. A common technique used to lose weight is drinking appetite suppressant teas. These are meant to help regulate your appetite, stop unnecessary cravings and reduce overeating; which are all issues many people who struggle with weight loss deal with. Although drinking tea has been proven to be a healthy addition to your diet, appetite suppressant teas can actually affect your health in a negative way and here’s why:

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

Why You Should Switch from Coffee to Tea to Help You Lose Weight

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Jul 24, 2019

Many people desire to maintain a healthier lifestyle, but don’t want to give up daily “necessities” in their routine to actually lose weight. To most, coffee is a necessity because it’s the “go-to” morning beverage for a caffeine boost. While coffee contains healthy ingredients that can contribute to weight loss, it also has a lot of health risks. A great alternative to counteract coffee’s negative side effects while still keeping the benefits of its ingredients, is drinking tea. Here’s why you should switch from coffee to tea to help you lose weight:

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

Everything You Need to Know About Weight Loss Tea

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Jul 22, 2019

There are many myths, “hacks” and theories when it comes to weight loss. With all the suggestions constantly circling the internet, it’s hard to determine which ones will actually be successful. Along with the overflow of information, there’s also the difficulty of dieting and knowing what foods and drinks will contribute to properly losing weight. One drink that’s often considered to be effective in weight loss is tea. Here is what you need to know about weight loss tea and how it can be successfully incorporated into your diet:

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

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