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Gastric 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…

Drifting into real life after weight loss surgery

After the recovery process from surgery, efforts on creating a better lifestyle for you and your family are not only important but necessary to unleash your powers while in the process of getting back to health! While some people still feel a bit tired, most people have lost some weight…

Weight Regain After Bariatric Surgey

Patients may often feel embarrassed or guilty when there is a sudden weight gain or when a plateau occurs. These feelings and the reactions they cause can impact and/or put health, weight loss, and nutritional status at risk. Patients who regain more than 22 pounds (10 kilograms) from the lowest…

What’s The Deal With Gluten?

Gluten and Celiac Disease Well, gluten is not just a new fad word we keep hearing about, it is very serious for people with a specific condition known as celiac disease. Gluten comes from a family of storage proteins, gliadin and gluten in the endosperm, a type of tissue produced in…

Food and Stress? EVERYTHING is Related!

Eat to beat stress. Is food related to stress? Well, it´s actually a two-way street. You can stress your body from food and modern living or you can use nutrition to alleviate the damage from stressful living. Eating in general causes a state that is known as oxidative stress. When…

¿Comer o No Comer Carne?… Esa es la Pregunta

La mayoría de nosotros estamos de acuerdo que lo primero que se viene la mente es que la carne es una fuente natural de proteína de alta calidad que no ha sido alterada de ninguna forma, y así es como debería ser. El problema es que, esto no siempre es…

To Meat or Not to Meat… That is The Question

Most of us would agree that what first comes to mind is that meat is an all-natural source of high quality protein that has not been altered in any way, and it should be the case. The problem is, this is not always true. Hormones and antibiotics Beef, chicken, pork, turkey…

The Hunger Beast!… Our Inner Crocodile

You are absolutely right…there is a beast, it is primal instinct and that is why I call it “our crocodile”, it feeds from sugars! See here, sugars produce hormones that signal the same centers as cocaine and heroine to the brain and keep you wanting for more. Over time, you need more…