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

The Cheapest Weight Loss Surgery Options

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Jul 16, 2019

When contemplating weight loss surgery, a lot of questions are brought up. These questions arise from concerns related to the benefits, potential risks, outcomes and of course, the prices of weight loss surgery. It’s no secret that medical procedures can be expensive. That’s why it’s important to review all your options to choose a surgery that’s best for you, and your bank account. Here are some common costs to consider when trying to find the cheapest weight loss surgery:

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Tags: How to Afford Weight Loss Surgery, Cost of Weight Loss Surgery

The Do's and Don'ts of Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery Procedures

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Jul 08, 2019

The way you prepare for your weight loss procedure will directly affect the success of your surgery. It's more than just walking into a doctors office and telling them what you want. The journey to bariatric surgery takes months of preparation and determination. Want to learn more about what to expect when it comes to preparing for weight loss surgery? Here are the do’s and don'ts to ensure a rewarding surgery experience and a healthy start to your weight loss journey. 

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Tags: Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

Types of Weight Loss Surgery Diets: How to Choose the Right One

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Having weight loss surgery can be a step in the right direction for creating a healthier lifestyle. One major change you should anticipate is a completely new diet. There are many different types of weight loss surgeries, and with each one comes suggested ways to modify your diet for the best results. As with any medical or nutritional change, be sure to consult a doctor to ensure you’re getting all of the nutrients you need. Here are some of the different types of weight loss surgery diets:

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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

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