Heartburn can make you feel miserable, but learning a few home remedies can help you prevent what triggers it and also help you manage it. Here, we provide some simple ways you can give yourself the relief you need.
It’s easy to become a bit overzealous about getting weight off quickly after your weight loss surgery. Having realistic expectations about your weight loss timeline can set you up for success. We’re here to help you do that.
After bariatric surgery, you feel full quicker, which can cause you to forget about getting your fluids in. Keep reading to find out the importance of hydration after your surgery and learn how it can also boost your weight loss success.
If you qualify for bariatric surgery, you might have reservations about the word surgery. But, don’t! A robotically assisted procedure is quite different from traditional surgery. Here, you’ll learn what it is, how it works, and how it can benefit you.
Has extra weight on your body caused issues for you physically, emotionally, and mentally? If so, it might be time to think about weight loss surgery. Here are 10 reasons why surgery may be your path to weight loss success.
You’ve had gastric, or lap, band surgery to help with your weight loss goals, but your results might not be going as planned. What do you do now? Knowing your options can give you the results you want.
Are you preparing for bariatric surgery? If so, you’ll need to prepare for the nutritional supplementation that’s necessary after your procedure and for the rest of your life. Read on to learn the importance of vitamins and supplements.
If you’re a candidate for weight loss surgery, robotic surgery can provide you with a highly successful outcome. It not only provides many benefits for you, but for your surgeon, as well. Keep reading to learn more.
Do you ever experience a burning sensation in your throat or chest? If so, you’re probably experiencing heartburn, which can cause extreme discomfort. Here, you’ll learn what causes it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it with lifestyle changes.
Are you looking to lose a few pounds and feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight, but nothing seems to work? Keep reading to learn why your diet might be failing you and what you can do about it.
Though millions suffer from heartburn, that doesn’t mean you should. Whether your symptoms are mild or severe, don’t wait to seek help. We can look at what’s causing your heartburn, give you guidance on prevention, and provide treatment.
Minimally invasive bariatric surgery has grown in popularity because of its benefits. Here, you’ll learn about robotic surgery and find out how it can help you shed unwanted pounds, put you on a new health journey, and help change your life.
Did you know that adding as little as 30 grams of fiber a day to your diet can help you lose weight and maintain it? Keep reading to find out how it can benefit your weight and what it can do for your health.
Have you tried to lose weight on your own without much success? Medical weight loss might be your answer. Here, you’ll learn the importance of getting your weight within a healthy range and find out how we can help.
The thought of losing weight can be daunting, but the benefits can change your life. Keep reading to learn if you’re a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery, and find out how it can improve your health in many ways.
If you’re seriously overweight or obese, you’re likely dealing with many health-related problems that make you feel there’s no end in sight. Gastric bypass is a lifetime commitment to healthier living, but it could be just what the doctor ordered.
Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Most Americans have distanced themselves socially to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. However, for many, being in quarantine for extended periods of time can lead to boredom binges! This may be a good time to contemplate weight loss...
The United States – and the world – is currently battling a pandemic. The coronavirus has taken over virtually every aspect of life for just about everyone, but there are some people who may be more vulnerable than others to COVID-19,...
Many people rely upon supplements to build their immune system. A lot of these supplements do provide vitamins and minerals and can help strengthen the immune system. However, absorbing these nutrients from natural sources...
March is National Nutrition Month, and it is a time for individuals to recognize how important it is to eat healthily and exercise regularly. Nutrition is essential because food is what provides the body with the energy and nutrients necessary to live...
Now more than ever, society seems to put a lot of pressure on individuals to maintain a particular physical image. There is so much pressure that some people resort to starving themselves to fit in. From February 24ththrough March 1st, the National...
Losing weight can be difficult. Consistently sticking to a healthy diet and having a regular exercise regimen doesn’t always come as second nature to some people. But diet and exercise aren’t the only things that need attention for weight loss.
For years, people have touted the widely popular theory that sugar can cause diabetes types one and two. While the United States has seen diabetes cases rise dramatically from 1990 through 2010 (cases have tripled), the link between the...
The New Year has officially begun, and this month is National Thyroid Awareness Month. January is a time for understanding what the thyroid is, how it functions in the body, and why it is essential for good health. The thyroid gland plays a crucial...
During the holidays, dining in restaurants is fun, sociable, and it gives us a break from the kitchen. However, eating out in a restaurant can negatively influence a person’s diet. Studies suggest that people are more likely to steer from their diets and..
Holidays can be hard on the waistline, so altering holiday meal recipes to reduce their calorie and fat content is a good idea. While it is said that people on average only gain one or two extra pounds from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, that excess...
During the holidays, it is even more challenging to focus on weight loss goals. Some may see the fall and winter seasons as their reward time after slimming down for the summer, so they loosen up their diet and exercise plans.
People sometimes find that despite dieting, exercise, and commitment to losing weight, the results are less than desired. In these cases, the problem may be inflammation. White blood cells produce substances that battle viral and bacterial...
Weight loss can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. No matter how much effort is put in, it may not always feel the desired results are achieved. For those who are disabled or have trouble getting to the gym, weight loss can be especially difficult.
Some people who are seeking to quickly drop pounds will turn to weight loss pills or over the counter weight loss supplements to get the ball rolling. Taking healthy dietary supplements is considered to be a simple,...
Medical tourism refers to people traveling to a country other than their own to obtain medical treatment. Recently, traveling out of the United States for weight loss surgery has become a topic for discussion.
GHRELIN vs. LEPTIN: How Bariatric Surgery Affects Hunger Hormones
The brain and body work together to either increase or decrease the desire for food consumption using what are referred to as hunger hormones.
What to Expect After Bariatric Surgery
Succesful Starting Tips
The first 1-2 weeks after surgery are arguably the most challenging. The transition back into employment and personal routine can be somewhat difficult,...
New Year, New YOU!
It is no surprise that the #1 New Year’s Resolution is – you guessed it – lose weight. Doing it right is the best way to ensure success so that next year, a brand new resolution can take its place!
Specific Apps for Bariatric Patients
As the saying goes, “There’s an APP for that!” and weight loss is no exception. When it comes to weight loss and bariatric surgery, there is a plethora of apps from which to choose.
What is Gestational Diabetes?
November is National Diabetes Month, and NIDDK (The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease) has chosen “Promoting Health After Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)” as their theme for 2018.
Relationships and Weight Loss
Navigating a weight loss journey, especially bariatric weight loss, is difficult for the person trying to lose weight, but many people don’t realize how it affects their partner.
Marinate Chicken and Fish with Greek Yogurt
Combine yogurt, lemon peel and juice, oregano, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use Dijon mustard as optional flavor. Put the chicken into a dish and spread about 1/2 cup yogurt over the chicken.
Eating right is part of our post-bariatric surgery weight loss plan. Michelle Pollock, our Dietitian, recommends these tasty Parmesan Cheese Crisps inspired by VeryWellFit.com as a tasty, yet healthy, snack.
Healthy Vegetable Marinades and Recipes
Incorporating healthy vegetable marinades and recipes into your diet is easier when they are prepared properly and have a zesty flavor. As part of the Life After Bariatric Surgery healthy diet plan
These green Tex-Mex favorites are nutrient dense in many vitamins and minerals including vitamin B6, C, and potassium. They also contain healthy fats. One serving is ¼ of an avocado, which provides 60 calories – so enjoy these in moderation!
Oven Baked Radish and Beet Chips
Beet Chips are packed with anti-oxidants and have a plethora of health benefits. They are great for your heart, can help improve your blood pressure and increase stamina.
Ingredients Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 Total Time: 30 min
1 large head of cauliflower or 1 bag of store bought rice cauliflower
½ cup + ¾ (for topping) part-skim Mozzarella cheese and Fiesta Blend Cheese...
Understanding the Causes of Obesity
It is widely understood that weight gain is both genetic and environmental, but it’s also important to think of obesity from a physical and mental health standpoint.
How to Set New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions, That You’ll Actually Keep
2018 is mere inches away, and along with New Year’s celebrations come New Year’s resolutions. Weight loss resolutions this time of year are quite common, as are plans for...
Weight Loss Motivation Tips for When You Feel Like Giving Up
Weight loss is not only a journey, it is a challenge. With the right mentality and support, your goals to live a healthier happier lifestyle are within reach.
The Difference Between a Diet and a Lifestyle Change
Dieting is when one temporarily changes eating habits to promote weight loss. On the contrary, a lifestyle change is when someone adopts healthy overall habits...
How to Prepare for Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution
If you are like many others who are planning for a New Year’s weight loss resolution, you should consider consulting one of our Bariatric Surgeons.
Many benefits attributed to weight loss surgery are already well known. It is common knowledge that high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and Type 2 Diabetes improve after a significant weight loss due to procedures like the Gastric Sleeve.
The Holidays are lurking like The Grinch waiting for his chance to steal the Roast Beast! It’s wise to plan ahead and avoid the potential for holiday weight gain. Even after having weight loss surgery,...
Why Lose Weight for Pregnancy?
There is already considerable pressure on women who are struggling with excess pounds, and adding the need to achieve weight loss for pregnancy only exacerbates their anxiety.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most often seen nutritional deficits after gastric bypass surgery, especially the Roux-en-Y procedure. Therefore, B12 supplements are a necessary component to obtaining a well-rounded bariatric diet.