Category: Recipes and Food Information

Medications to Avoid After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Rows and colums of little paper cups filled with pills to illustrate Medications to Avoid After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a serious procedure, changing many things about your body to help you look better and feel better. The changes you can see are largely physical, but bariatric surgery also changes how your body functions, including how it handles prescriptions and other pills. This means there are some medications to avoid after…

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6-Month Diet Before Weight Loss Surgery

Woman grabbing some food from a refrigerator to illustrate 6 Month diet before weight loss surgery

Also known as bariatric surgery, weight loss procedures are often the best way to lose excess weight and fight health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Along with a healthier diet and consistent physical activity, these operations give you the best chance to meet your weight-loss goals. But you also may be…

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Bariatric Meal Prep Ideas

Tuna fish salad sandwiches to illustrate Bariatric Meal Prep Ideas

Bariatric surgery patients have a wide variety of food options available to them. You can enjoy everything from pizza to pancakes, as long as they make sure to follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines. There are many healthy and delicious bariatric meal prep ideas that weight loss patients can cook at home. A concern for many…

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Bariatric Lunch Ideas

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Bariatric surgery, in combination with increased physical activity and a healthy diet, gives obese and morbidly obese patients the best chance to lose up to 60 percent of their excess weight and keep it off. For many, the change in diet is the hardest part of this three-pronged and highly-successful approach. Bariatric lunch ideas don’t…

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Bariatric Breakfast Ideas

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When it comes to weight loss surgery–whether it’s gastric sleeve, duodenal switch, gastric bypass, and so on–there are some common questions. But none seem more prevalent than the concern about what you can and can’t eat. After all, food is one of life’s greatest joys! But these bariatric breakfast ideas will show that you can…

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Weight Loss Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Really Work

Weight loss vitamins and supplements on counters

We see advertisements every day for weight loss vitamins and supplements that will help you “magically” melt away the pounds. In a country struggling with an obesity epidemic, many Americans are willing to do or try anything to lose weight. From fad diets to taking pills of various shapes, colors, and sizes, we’re a nation that’s…

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for Bariatric Patients

  The holidays are just around the corner! If you’ve just had bariatric surgery or intend on having surgery, you’ve taken the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. What better way to celebrate your new lease on life than by making a wish list of items dedicated to weight loss and healthy living?…

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Can You Drink Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery?

drinking alcohol after bariatric surgery

In many cultures, alcohol is a central part of life. Many adults drink socially at special events, dinners out, or casually around the home. However, bariatric surgery and alcohol do not go well together. While alcohol is not generally linked to dangerous conditions when consumed moderately and responsibly, use after surgery can have significant negative effects. After…

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