Mindful Eating: Weight Loss Tips Post Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Post bariatric surgery is when many patients lose the most weight and can be called the “honeymoon” period in your weight loss adventure. At this point, you’re hardly ever hungry and may have to remind yourself to eat meals. This is why developing good eating habits prior to your surgery is important, so that following the surgery and the honeymoon period, you can keep the momentum going. Employing mindful eating weight loss techniques helps continue the weight loss after the honeymoon period is over. Here are a few tips for mindful eating post bariatric surgery.

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Life After Your Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Wed, Jul 20, 2016

Life after your biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch surgery is a pivotal time.  You will feel just as different as you look.  Not only does the surgery impact your body but your entire lifestyle will now evolve as well. You might be wondering, what can I expect?  Everyone is different, but here are some things you may be able to prepare for.

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Post Bariatric Surgery: How to Shop for New Clothes

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

Before you started shedding pounds, you probably avoided actually shopping for clothes in stores and definitely dreaded looking in the mirror.  However, if you're currently on a weight-loss journey, either from diet and exercise alone or from post bariatric surgery, this a new experience for you. It can be very thrilling but also frustrating to find clothes that currently fit so try some of these tips for an easier time.

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How to Break Stalls and Plateaus After Weight Loss Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Have the numbers on your scale stopped moving suddenly? Are you beginning to feel frustrated, since you know that you are eating right, staying on top of your exercise plan, and using all the wisdom your bariatric team has bestowed upon you since your journey began?

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Is Weight Loss Plateau Normal After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Wed, Nov 18, 2015

No matter what method that someone uses to get off their excess weight, they are concerned about the numbers that the scale shows them each morning. The internal celebration that we all have when we lose yet another pound after having Gastric Sleeve Surgery is one that can be easily spoiled if you experience an abrupt halt in your weight loss.

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Tips for Achieving Lifelong Success After Bariatric Surgery

Posted by Jason Radecke on Fri, Nov 13, 2015

The common misconception is that weight loss surgery is a cure for obesity, and it will end your battle with the bulge without any effort. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Bariatric surgery is an effective tool for the treatment of morbid obesity, but without your commitment to lifelong success and a healthy lifestyle, reaching your goals is not guaranteed after bariatric surgery.

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4 Gastric Bypass Side Effects to Expect Post-op

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Aug 14, 2014

No matter what surgical procedure you decide to undergo, side effects are always a factor to consider. Especially when talking about weight loss procedures, side effects are common simply because so much weight is lost within a very short period of time. Gastric bypass side effects may require you to make significant lifestyle changes to your diet and exercise regime in order to be avoided or easily subdued with the right habits. Once you decide that the side effects of the surgery are a small price to pay compared to the benefits of it, you can be on your way to a healthy and happy lifestyle. Here are just some effects you can expect post-op: 

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Body Dysmorphia and Weight Loss Surgery: What is it?

Posted by Jason Radecke on Sat, Jun 14, 2014

Weight loss has some obvious physical effects, but it can affect our minds as well. Many people who lose a large amount of weight may find it difficult to see themselves as being slimmer. This is sometimes the case with bariatric surgery patients. Although many weight loss surgery patients strive for and achieve their weight loss goals, some patients are still left feeling unsatisfied with their appearance. If the scale is telling you one thing, but your perception won’t allow you to see the slimmer you, body dysmorphia could be clouding your judgement.

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What Recovery from Bariatric Surgery Is Like

Posted by Jason Radecke on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Like all surgeries, bariatric surgery comes with its own unique recovery timeline that is different for everyone. The most popular types of bariatric surgeries are Gastric Bypass, Lap Band, and Lap Sleeve Surgery. The average timelines for recovery from bariatric surgery

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How to Enhance Sleeve Gastrectomy Results

Posted by Patrick Domkowski on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Losing weight after a sleeve gastrectomy takes dedication and commitment. While the surgery itself puts patients in better control how much they eat, the patients who see the best results are the ones who put in the work. If you want to improve your sleeve gastrectomy results, follow these VSG exercise and dietary tips: 

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