Before having gastric bypass you are expected to go on a two week diet. The diet consists of two eight ounce whey protein shakes a day along with a four ounce lean meat. You are allowed one to liquid sugar free snack ounce a day. This translates to a protein shake in the morning a […]
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as gastric sleeve surgery, is surgery to assist in significant weight loss. During this surgery, the surgeon removes a large portion of the stomach, leaving the stomach to be about the size of a banana. This limits the amount of food that is able to be consumed by making one […]
Listen — After counseling thousands upon thousands of weight loss surgery patients I know the anger, frustration and eventually disappointment you experience when weight loss promises go unfulfilled. Especially if the promise is being made by a professional who is supposed to have your best interest at heart.
Are you scheduled for bariatric surgery or are you considering it in the future? Bariatric surgeries include Gastric Bypass and Gastric Banding. These surgeries can be very successful procedures to help with weight loss. The success depends on how well you prepare for the surgery and how committed you are to following a healthy diet […]
In support groups, when I ask patients to explain how foods they eat turn into body fat, the most common response is…. “Fat in the diet turns into body fat” When I ask patients to explain why they believe this, their typical answer is….. “Because I have been told to lose weight, I need to […]
Melissa describes what meals she eats on a good day, almost a year after her gastric bypass surgery. She admits she isn’t a perfect eater, but she strives to eat meals much like the ones in the video. She gives protein and calorie counts and other relevant nutritional data. As she goes through her daily […]