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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

Can You Smoke After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, May 23, 2019

We understand that if you are a smoker the idea of  “just quitting” is not as simple as it sounds, and can get very tiring to hear coming from others. The risks associated with smoking are often not enough to curb the addiction. However, if you are looking into going through bariatric surgery you will have to do just that. Smoking after bariatric surgery can increase your risk of complications post-op anywhere from 3x-4x the normal margin. In this blog, we’ll go over how smoking affects your weight loss surgery results and why you should avoid smoking after your bariatric surgery.

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Tags: Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

Why You Need to Stop Smoking Before Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, May 16, 2019

Many people who smoke have heard the endless chorus of “you should quit,” but unfortunately that is easier said than done. Often the consequences of smoking can be overlooked by smokers because of the addictive properties, but for smokers who are interested in weight loss surgery, quitting is part of the journey. In order to qualify for a bariatric procedure, you must stop smoking before weight loss surgery. Here’s what you need to know about the challenges potential patients might face.

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Tags: Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

How Tobacco Use Affects Your Weight Loss Journey

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, May 08, 2019

It is no secret that tobacco use can negatively affect your health and can lead to major, sometimes fatal, complications. It’s important to note that there is also a misconception about it when it comes to weight loss. While many think tobacco use can help you lose weight, this false assumption can negatively impact your weight loss journey. Much like a crash diet, the negative impact tobacco has on your overall health can actually make it more difficult for you to lose weight through sustainable and healthy avenues.

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Tags: Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

The Pre-Op Bariatric Surgery Plan for Teens

Posted by Jason Radecke on Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Those interested in having bariatric surgery must understand that it requires a complete lifestyle change. It requires the patient to make many changes to their diet and exercise routines, pre and post-op, to achieve optimal, long-lasting results. While bariatric surgery is not recommended for teenagers under the age of 18, there are many things teenagers can do to prepare to have the procedure once they’re of age. Here is a bariatric surgery plan teenagers can follow in the meantime.

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Tags: Candidates For Bariatric Surgery

Why You Should Wait to Have Teenage Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Teenagers often experience changes with their body and difficulty managing their weight when they go through puberty. As a result, some teenagers seek out bariatric surgery as a potential solution. The surgeons at Riverside Surgical & Weight Loss Center do not operate on teens who are under the age of 18 unless there is a major medical issue that would require weight loss surgery. While many parents and their children wonder if teenage weight loss surgery is an option, here’s why it is recommended for those under the age of 18 to wait.

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Tags: Candidates For Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery for Teens: Is it Safe?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Mar 08, 2019

Weight loss surgery is a safe, trusted practice that has improved the lives of thousands of people. Despite it being safe, it is important for teens to know the possible risks of the surgery and post-op side effects that could happen. Weight loss surgery for teens is only recommended for those who are in serious medical need. Moreover, adolescent bariatric surgery should only be done at speciality medical centers that have accredited programs for adolescents.  

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Tags: Candidates For Bariatric Surgery

Why Popular Fad Diets Don’t Work

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Feb 13, 2019

These days, everyone seems to be starting a new diet that guarantees that they’ll shed pounds fast. These popular fad diets all have one thing in common. While many people lose weight in the beginning, they end up gaining it all back within a year. Here’s why most popular fad diets don’t work.

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

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