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Which Bariatric Surgery Is Right for You?

If you’re considering bariatric surgery, you should consider a few important factors first. One of the most important considerations to talk over with your doctor is which type of bariatric surgery will work best for you. The four options are intragastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. With a better understanding of your options, you can work together with your doctor to choose the bariatric surgery option that will provide you with the best results. 1 Intragastric balloon In this type of bariatric […]

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Life After Gastric Bypass: Meal Ideas for a Successful Recovery

After gastric bypass surgery, it is important to eat carefully — starting by consuming liquids, then moving to pureed foods, and in time adding soft foods then hard foods. It’s critical to take the time to move through each stage correctly so that you don’t harm yourself or damage your stomach. There will also be specific ways of eating that you’ll need to adjust to, and these will generally be followed for a lifetime. Liquids After Gastric Bypass Surgery For the first day or two after […]

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Medical Weight Loss or Surgery: Which Option is Right For You?

There are a number of ways to lose weight. Some are healthier than others, and some are also more successful than others. For people who are committed to weight loss but not completely sure where to start, there are programs that can help them and procedures they can undergo if they aren’t able to lose weight on their own. One of the most popular options for weight loss is bariatric surgery, but there are medical weight loss choices that are […]

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5 Ways to Fight Childhood Obesity

Obesity in adults is a serious health concern, but when it starts in childhood it can be even more of a significant problem. Fortunately, there are ways to fight back against childhood obesity. By doing that, parents can work toward raising a generation of children who won’t see being overweight or obese as okay from a health standpoint. Here are five tips to focus on if you want to help keep your children at a healthy weight. 1. Limit Screen […]

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The Basics of Nutrition: What You Need to Know for Weight Loss Management

Whether you’ve had weight loss surgery, plan to in the future, or are doing things on your own, the more you know about proper nutrition and how to maintain a healthy weight the easier it will be for you to lose weight and keep it off once it’s gone. It’s not always easy to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you have cravings or there’s a lot of stress in your life, but you can get to and keep a […]

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Preparing for Bariatric Surgery: What You Need to Know

If you’ve worked with your doctor and make the decision to have bariatric surgery, it’s important that you prepare for it the right way; then, you can have more peace of mind, and may also have an easier recovery. The more prepared you are for the surgery and you understand the process, the easier it will be for you to get through everything and get back to living your life in a new, healthier way. While bariatric surgery can mean some […]

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Life After Bariatric Surgery

For a person who has undergone bariatric surgery, life will be very different when it comes to how much food they eat and how they must balance their nutrition and exercise. Understanding how life will change before making a bariatric surgery commitment can help you determine which surgery type is right for you and whether you’re ready to adhere to the lifelong changes you’ll need to make once the surgery has been performed. There are three areas you’ll need to […]

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3 Ways to Find Support On Your Weight Loss Journey

Your weight loss journey won’t be quite like anyone else’s. Everyone is different, and they have unique challenges and goals that they must work with and through as they lose weight. Whether you’ve had weight loss surgery, you’re trying to do it on your own, or you’re just now starting to think about how you’re going to lose weight, having a good support system in place can make a lot of difference in your level of success. You can do […]

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3 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgeries

Bariatric surgery is becoming more accepted in the mainstream, with over 200,000 procedures done every year. However, some of the misconceptions about bariatric surgery continue to proliferate themselves throughout society. Here are three of the biggest and most patently untrue misconceptions about bariatric surgery – hopefully none of them is keeping you or a loved one from the help that is necessary for a better life. Truth: Most People Who Undergo Bariatric Surgery Do Not Regain Their Weight. The huge myth […]

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Understanding the Link Between Obesity & Diabetes

The condition of obesity brings with it a higher risk of many other conditions, the most prevalent of which may be diabetes. Diabetes and obesity can be incredibly detrimental to the body when put together; however, many people never learned the connection between the two. Here are some of the reasons that misery loves company: Obesity and diabetes often go hand in hand. What is Diabetes? Diabetes is actually an entire group of conditions that all have high blood pressure […]

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