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.Read More
Bariatric surgery enhances weight loss in people who have not achieved long-term success with their weight loss attempts. Benefits of bariatric surgery include reducing the stomach’s storage capacity and controlling appetite hormones.Read More
Is weight loss surgery considered the ‘easy way out’ to society? Well, does anyone really understand what obesity is? Of course the majority of people will say, being very overweight.Read More
Wondering if the Duodenal Switch surgery is right for you? Weight loss surgery can be incredibly effective but often there are risks associated with them. The Duodenal Switch (DS) is an exceptional tool for those who suffer from severe weight gain and indocile diabetes.Read More
Losing weight can be a real struggle. Even after having weight loss surgery keeping the weight off can still be a challenge. It takes great focus and dedication to keep body fat at bay. Below are a small collection of healthy habits that will help inspire and guide you as you continue your journey to bettering yourself and improving your overall health.Read More
After weight loss surgery, the biggest struggle for bariatric patients is finding the motivation to keep up with their diet and exercise regimens. When you first begin your weight loss journey, your motivation levels are at an all-time high because it’s new and exciting. You’re looking forward to seeing results and positive outcomes. As time goes on, you may become less interested in going to the gym, and your meals may look less appetizing and taste more bland. When you hit this state of boredom, you need to change up your routine and find new motivation to get yourself back on track.
Find a Workout Buddy
Working out with a friend helps many people get back into their exercise regimens. Having someone to meet you at the gym or to go for a run adds a social incentive to the workout, which is something many bariatric patients find helpful and enjoy. If you’re a social person, this is the perfect solution for you. Instead of meeting one of your friends for coffee or lunch, invite them to a cycling class or a kickboxing session. This way you still get to spend time with your friends, but now you’re also making the commitment to exercise as well.Read More
Weight loss surgery changes lives in ways you’d expect, and ways you may not. Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective and long-lasting treatments for obesity, putting weight loss at the core of its benefits, but it goes further than that. Weight loss surgery patients also experience improvements in health and quality of life. Some patients even experience changes that they hadn’t considered before undergoing surgery. Here are some ways weight loss procedures often affect patients, and how they may affect you:
Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous heart rhythm disorder affecting 2.7 million American adults. It can cause the heart to beat rapidly, creating a real risk for stroke and other life-threatening problems. But recent research from the Mayo clinic has shown that bariatric surgery may be a preventative atrial fibrillation treatment, significantly cutting down on the risk of developing this serious disorder.
Most people have a few pounds they want to lose; but when weight falls into the range of obesity, the stakes to lose weight get higher. Losing weight isn’t just about body image or how you look in a swimsuit. It contributes to health and quality of life, or lack there of. Those struggling with obesity are often driven to lose weight quickly because of these reasons. In these circumstances, bariatric surgery is often presented as a weight loss option. Still, patients often want to know if the bariatric surgery risks and benefits make surgery worth it. We’ve outlined the benefits and risks so you can decide for yourself:
Diet and exercise have always been recommended for weight loss. But what about when these solutions don’t work? Many people struggling with obesity will turn to bariatric surgery as a solution to lose their excess weight once they’ve exhausted all other options. Last year, about 160,000 patients in the U.S. underwent weight loss surgery, according to the ASMBS, although many more qualify.