Category Archives: Life After Bariatric Surgery

Weight Loss in The Six Months After Bariatric Surgery

November 5, 2019

The early postoperative period after weight loss surgery is both an exciting and daunting time in every patient’s life. Undoubtedly, there is the potential for exceptional weight loss and disease resolution, making life healthier and more enjoyable. On the other … Continue reading

Medications That Can Harm Your Pouch

October 15, 2019

I often get asked which medications are harmful to your pouch after gastric bypass. The class of drugs that are most harmful are NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs). There are many NSAIDs out there including: Aspirin Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Naproxen (Aleve) … Continue reading

Exercises to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery

October 1, 2019

The postoperative bariatric exercise plan generally falls into two parts. First, is the short-term plan starting immediately after surgery and continuing for several months until you have lost a significant amount of weight and healed appropriately. The second is the … Continue reading

Head Vs. Body – Are You Really Hungry?

July 15, 2019

Originally published on July 1, 2011 and updated on Jun 23, 2019 So, you think you are hungry – but are you really? Is your body hungry, or is it head hunger? Head hunger can be caused by many different … Continue reading

Need More Energy after Bariatric Surgery? Eat the Right Foods

July 1, 2019

Originally published on May 25, 2011 and updated on Jun 12, 2019 “I would love to work out, but I have no energy.” How many times have you said that? It’s a common problem we all encounter – weight loss … Continue reading

Managing Your Weight Several Years Out from Bariatric Surgery

April 6, 2018

Anyone who has dieted knows that the first phase of weight loss is exciting and far easier than maintaining that weight loss over the long-term. There are both physical and psychological reasons for this phenomenon. The weight loss process after … Continue reading

Summer Exercise Tips

June 21, 2017

Summer is here, and that means thoughts of lazy beach days, dips in the pool, and a little less clothing. It can also mean that we are tempted to push our exercise routine into high gear. But as your bariatric … Continue reading

Standing While Working…What Really Works?

June 10, 2017

There is no lack of advice on all the ways that you can lose weight by modifying the way you work. Unfortunately, many of these tips and tricks, such as sitting on an exercise ball instead of an office chair, … Continue reading

Prepping Delicious and Healthy Bariatric-Friendly Food for The Week

May 30, 2017

Eating properly day-in and day-out is hard. Even harder is finding the time to cook a delicious, healthful, homemade meal while managing your busy schedule. To help you get through the week and still enjoy what you eat, you may … Continue reading

Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

April 7, 2015

Vitamin deficiencies are a possible side effect of bariatric surgery. The degree to which a patient may experience nutritional deficiencies largely depends on several factors. First, is the person himself or herself – many people have difficulty with the absorption of … Continue reading

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