A woman in a hospital gown in a hospital bed to illustrate gastric sleeve hospital stay

Gastric Sleeve Hospital Stay

Weight loss surgery is the beginning of a new life. You will be changing your diet, your exercise routine, and your mindset when it comes to food. With less weight and more energy, you will be learning what your new and improved body can do. But, before your gastric sleeve surgery, you likely have a…

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Running shoes, a weight, phone and earbuds on a gym floor with the letters HIIT to illustrate weight training after gastric sleeve

Weight Training After Gastric Sleeve

Let’s talk about weight training after gastric sleeve. Specifically, let’s discuss why we should focus on high-intensity workouts after weight-loss surgery. One of the biggest trends in fitness these days is the so-called high-intensity workout. Some folks call it high-intensity interval training (HIIT). And while this may sound like something for professional athletes and gym…

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Healthy foods in the shape of a smiling face to illustrate pre-gastric bypass diet

Pre-Gastric Bypass Diet

Gastric bypass surgery is a major operation and requires a lot of preparation. One of the most important steps in preparing for the procedure is following your pre-gastric bypass diet. This diet helps reduce the risk of postoperative complications after your surgery, as well as aiding in faster healing. But the most beneficial aspect of…

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Tuna fish salad sandwiches to illustrate Bariatric Meal Prep Ideas

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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Doctor looking at a monitor to illustrate lap band vs gastric sleeve surgery

Lap Band vs Gastric Sleeve

If you struggle with obesity, there are numerous options to lose weight for you to consider. Two of the most popular–sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) surgery and adjustable gastric band (lap band) surgery–are highly effective at helping patients lose significant weight. Understanding the difference between lap band vs gastric sleeve surgeries will help you to decide…

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Who qualifies for bariatric surgery?

Who Qualifies For Gastric Bypass?

Who qualifies for bariatric surgery? This is an important question, one which is usually foremost on the minds of potential patients. If you are frustrated with the extra pounds that you simply can’t get rid of, no matter how hard you try, weight loss surgery might be the answer for you. It can be disheartening…

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How to Get Around Bariatric Exclusion

(Updated Sept. 13, 2022)   Obesity is easily one of the greatest threats to the health of America. Costs associated with obesity in this country are nearing an estimated $200 billion every year, including direct costs such as surgeries and medications, and treatments of certain diseases. Indirect costs (including loss of work from short-term absences…

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