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November 18th, 2016

Bariatric Vitamin Guide

Everyone knows that taking vitamins benefits your health. However, it is less often known why this is true. In order to function properly, your body needs the correct balance of vitamins and minerals. These vitamins not only help to regulate some of the body’s most important processes, they also have an impact on weight. Vitamins […]

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September 14th, 2017

Tailgate Recipes for the WLS Community

There is a crisp chill in the air… can you feel it? The autumn leaves aren’t the only heralds of the changing seasons. Football teams are hitting the practice field, football fans are wearing their team colors, and tailgating is about to begin. If you’ve undergone weight loss surgery, you may wonder if you will […]

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August 30th, 2017

High Protein Dinner Recipes that are Bariatric Friendly

Changing your eating habits can seem daunting – or you can view it as a culinary adventure. If you are following a bariatric diet, worlds of flavor are still at your fingertips. Most bariatric physicians recommend a diet high in proteins – not only during the early stages of your journey, but as a lifestyle. […]

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Bariatric exercising
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August 10th, 2017

Low Impact Exercise Options After Bariatric Surgery

You are already taking steps towards improving your health. You try to eat right and follow your doctor’s recommendations. Did you realize, though, that regular exercise is vital to weight loss, weight maintenance, and continued good health? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), adults require two hours and 30 minutes of moderate to […]

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July 27th, 2017

Bariatric Friendly Snacks You Can Make at Home

Following bariatric surgery it’s important to choose snacks that are healthy so you do not slow your weight loss. It’s easy to be tempted by the “convenience snacks” that are packed full of empty calories without much nutritional value. However, there are other, healthier snack options you can make right at home. As always, consult […]

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Bariatric relationship issues
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July 20th, 2017

Relationship Challenges After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is one of the most profound transformations a person can undertake. While exercising regularly, eating the right foods and taking supplements is part of the post-operative journey, one of the biggest challenges is how the person is perceived by others. Even though the weight loss is positive for health and social reasons, leaving […]

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Bariatric Personality Changes
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July 6th, 2017

Personality Changes After Bariatric Surgery

When facing surgery people know to prepare for the physical and financial toll it will take on them, but rarely do we think about the emotional toll. Generally speaking, the goal of any type of bariatric surgery is to restrict calories and make the patient feel full by reducing or limiting parts of the intestine […]

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Bariatric hair loss
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June 28th, 2017

Bariatric Patients and Hair Loss

Hair loss after bariatric surgery can be frustrating and emotionally exhausting. You’ve taken on a huge lifestyle change to improve your health and appearance – and then out of nowhere, large clumps of hair start appearing on your brush, in your shower, and on your pillow. It can be stressful, but in most cases, there’s […]

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Summer Bariatric Recipes
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June 21st, 2017

Bariatric Summer Recipes

After having bariatric surgery, your eating habits have changed. However, you don’t have to miss out on the great summer tastes that you love. Your portions may be smaller, but with these nutrient dense, flavor-packed recipes, you’ll enjoy summer barbecues as diligently as ever. Since different diets are required at different stages of your bariatric […]

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June 14th, 2017

Benefits of Joining a Bariatric Support Group

The entire experience of getting bariatric surgery is one that is only truly understood by those who go through it. From the initial decision to have the surgery to the aftermath once the operation is over, the details and stress involved can be overwhelming. While most patients have friends and family to talk to about […]

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June 7th, 2017

Top Bariatric Apps

Bariatric surgery is a very complicated and involved procedure┬áthat takes a lot of preparation, medical oversight and a long recovery process. However, for those suffering from obesity, this procedure can be one of the most important treatments in the world. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, a majority of those who […]

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