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Metabolic Surgery

The top 5 questions of the Ketogenic Diet or Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet.

What is it?  The ketogenic diet (aka “keto diet”) or low carb high fat diet (LCHF) is an eating plan designed to use fat instead of carbohydrates as an energy source. Fat for energy may be sourced from food or from stored fat in your own body.  First, your body needs to be able to […]

What Food to Eat After Weight Loss Surgery – FAQ on Macros & Calories

Weight Loss Surgery 0 – 3 Months Post-op  As part of your post-operative care, you will be given special dietary guidelines that you will need to follow closely during the first 6 weeks from surgery to prevent complications and for proper healing of your new stomach pouch. After 6 weeks,…

Protein for extreme weight loss

Protein for extreme weight loss   Having a quality protein powder is essential to weight loss and to help your body restore health. Getting enough protein after a weight loss surgery is a major concern to patients; this is justified as many weight loss surgical patients have issues related to…

The weight of a calorie.

Right after surgery, most patients can have between 400 to 1,000 calories. At 3 months, it usually is between 800 to 1,000 calories. At one year, calorie intake is somewhere between 1,000 and 1,600. Daily calorie intake depends on restriction from the weight loss procedure, gender, age, fat-free mass, and…

Feeling drained while losing weight?

If you feel exhausted while trying to establish a healthier diet and lifestyle, it is important to understand what your body is going through and know what to expect to help yourself and stay on track. During weight loss, there are several mechanisms that affect your metabolism making you feel…

What is obesity? Are you a candidate for weight loss surgery?

    About a third of Americans are obese and another third are overweight. In Canada, 1 in 4 Canadians were obese in 2011-2012, or about 6.3 million people; the proportion has grown 17.5% since 2003. Mexico's obesity prevalence is not that distant to these countries with 32.4% obese and…

Bariatric pregnancy

  Here are some guidelines you'll find helpful to incorporate while on your pregnancy, make sure to work with your health care provider to determine what's right for you.   ¥    Eat every 3 to 4 hours -plan for 5 to 6 small meals and/or snacks each day. ¥    Always…

Sleeve rules: using the sleeve for weight loss success

Bariatric surgery is the best tool available for people with obesity that want a better lifestyle, increase years to their lives and look forward to being their very best selves. Sadly, since surgery does pretty much all the work during the first months and weight loss is easily achieved regardless…

Top 5 tasty, super healthy and ready-to-go recipes for sleeve patients

After weight loss surgery, the emphasis on protein is relevant as it helps prevent muscle breakdown, anemia and hair loss. Sometimes, if before surgery a patient was accustomed to eating processed foods, he or she might end up wandering in the supermarket aisles comparing food labels in an effort to…

Can I drink coffee after weight loss surgery?

Bariatric patients offer wonder about caffeine consumption after surgery. What does the research say?     First, let’s take into account that coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants, which happen to be disease fighters and anti-aging compounds. Of course, as long as it is organic! otherwise, it is a…