Diet Plan
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September 28th, 2017

The Importance of a Diet Plan After Weight Loss Surgery

If you are considering weight loss surgery, or if you have recently had such surgery, you may be thinking about your doctor-recommended diet plan. After weight loss surgery, patients typically follow a four-phase diet plan, as follows: Phase 1: Liquids You will begin by drinking clear liquids only, 1 to 2 ounces at a time. […]

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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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bariatric support group
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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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woman using bariatric app
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June 7th, 2017

Top Bariatric Apps

Bariatric surgery is a very complicated and involved procedure that 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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Bariatric surgery depression
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May 31st, 2017

Bariatric Surgery and Depression

  Bariatric surgery is a life-changing – and often life-saving – procedure. Most people find that their quality of life improves after surgery, but it’s important to be aware of the potential complications that may arise, too. People who have undergone bariatric surgery experience higher-than-average rates of depression compared to the general population. Educating yourself […]

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soda after gastric sleeve
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May 10th, 2017

Drinking Soda After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery changes your life from how you look to how you perceive food and ultimately what your new eating habits are going to be like for the rest of your life. One of the biggest struggles with getting a gastric sleeve is learning what foods and beverages your new stomach can handle. Many […]

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Manage Your Self-Esteem After Bariatric Surgery
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March 15th, 2017

Manage Your Self-Esteem After Bariatric Surgery

Undergoing bariatric surgery is often a situation that can leave you feeling hopeful and anticipatory. You are taking steps toward improving your health in losing a considerable amount of weight. There is a definite impact on your emotions not only before you have weight loss surgery but after as well. Your self-esteem may also take […]

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Vitamin B12 is Important After Bariatric Surgery
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March 8th, 2017

Why Vitamin B12 is Important After Bariatric Surgery

Though there are many benefits patients experience after they’ve had bariatric surgery, the surgery does have side effects, especially if the patient has had a type of surgery that bypasses much of their stomach. One of the side effects is that it’s hard for the body to absorb Vitamin B12, or cobalamin. Read more to […]

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