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How to Build Muscle After a Sleeve Gastrectomy

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Aug 05, 2020

After a bariatric surgery, you may be wondering what the next steps are to reach your weight loss goals. When patients place exercise and muscle building as a top priority, they often have more energy, lose weight at a faster pace and get better results from their surgery. With the right diet and exercise regimen, patients can achieve the weight loss and muscle building results they want after a sleeve gastrectomy.

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Tags: Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

Is Your Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Stalling? Here's What To Do.

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Sat, Jul 25, 2020

Before you start reading this article, here's something you should know: Hitting a weight loss plateau after gastric sleeve surgery is common and completely normal. Many times patients will experience rapid weight loss immediately following the procedure, and then their weight loss will stall. When you feel your weight becoming less gradual and more stabilized, this is not a sign for you to give up. Before doubt and discouragement creeps in, consider this article to help you overcome your gastric sleeve weight loss stall.

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Cheap Meal Prep 101: How to Make Weekly Meals on a Budget

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Fri, May 29, 2020

Cheap meal prepping is a familiar tactic used to portion out and cook your meals in advance. Also, it can help with the “We have food at home,” speech to yourself as you look through lists of restaurants in your area. Meal prepping helps you lose weight, makes your grocery shopping easier, and also helps with your portion control. Meal prepping doesn't have to break the bank either. Here are our best tips to saving money and making weekly meals on a budget.

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Tags: Weight Loss Surgery Support

Recipes for Quick and Easy Lunch Meal Prep

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, May 18, 2020

Meal prepping is a great way to save you time, money and the stress of cooking after weight loss surgery. But eating the same foods week after week can leave you feeling bored and uninspired about sticking to your diet plan. This can cause you to backtrack on your weight loss journey and fall back into bad eating habits. To prevent this, here are four lunch meal prep ideas that are quick and easy to prepare:

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Tags: Weight Loss Surgery Support

Meal Prep Ideas for After Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, May 06, 2020

With weight loss surgery comes changes in your everyday life. This includes your exercise routine and diet. Bariatric surgery calls for a strict post-op diet that can seem intimidating at first. There are so many do’s and don’ts when it comes to eating healthy and it can be hard to know what to follow in order to see results, but the most important thing to remember is eating nutritious and balanced meals with a high lean protein content. A way to ensure you’re getting the appropriate amount of nutrients each week is meal prepping. It’s also a great option for someone constantly on the go who doesn’t have the time to cook food everyday. Here are some great meal prep ideas to follow after your weight loss surgery:

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Tags: Weight Loss Surgery Support

4 Weight Loss Drinks and Snacks That Will Satisfy Your Cravings

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

 

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

Premade Vs Homemade: Healthy Meal Replacement Shakes for Your Recovery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Once you go through with your bariatric surgery you still have a long, but rewarding road ahead of you with the recovery process. During your post-op appointments with your bariatric surgeon, they will probably go over a diet plan with you. This will more than likely include a “liquid foods only” plan for the first 1-2 weeks of recovery.

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Tags: Bariatric Diet & Nutrition

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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Tags: Weight Loss Surgery Support

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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Tags: Revisional Weight Loss Surgery

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