Gastric Bypass-How It Works, Pros & Cons and Vitamins

Gastric Bypass – How It Works and Vitamins

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 78.6 million adult Americans are affected by obesity. A person with a BMI of 30 kg/m² or greater is considered obese. Obesity increases one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer (1).  Weight loss surgery is a treatment…

10 Tips for Success With Bariatric Surgery

Whether you’re researching weight loss surgery, a pre-op, or post-op patient, helpful tips with bariatric surgery are good to have to keep in mind. Even for new or long-term post-ops, I hope these tips will support you as reminders for your journey. 1. Focus on making your meals smaller and eating slower Both the sleeve…

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Life After WLS & Food Funerals

Although this may sound like a weird rite of passage, it isn’t. It happens to just about everyone who is about to have weight loss surgery. There is a lot of hype and fear around giving up certain foods when individuals embark on the journey of bariatric surgery. This can be a very overwhelming time.…

Emotional eating and weight loss surgery

Patients who pursue weight loss surgery are motivated by common factors such as eliminating medications, looks, remission of comorbidities such as high blood pressure or diabetes, and reduction in pain. The process of preparing for weight loss surgery can feel overwhelming with the number of doctor appointments, tests, and absorbing all of the new information…

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What is a gastric bypass?

The gastric bypass is currently one of the most common procedures for weight loss. Gastric bypass is a procedure where the stomach is separated a few inches below the stomach entrance. It leaves a small remaining stomach, a “pouch,” which holds about 15ml and serves as a container for the food supplied. The small intestine…