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Nervous About Scarring? No Need With The OCC No-Touch Technique

Whether scars will exist after a procedure is one of the most common concerns about bariatric surgeries. How big will the scar be? Is it permanent? Scarring after a bariatric procedure such as gastric sleeve surgery is normal. Scars will appear because small cuts are made during surgery. But the good news is, as surgical […]

At The Obesity Control Center, You’re Supported For Life

You know that diets don’t work because you’ve tried every single one. While a whole-foods diet with the right number of calories is essential for health — and should be continued throughout your life, not just to lose weight — if you have a significant amount of fat to lose, you can’t do it through […]

Be A True Biggest Loser With Weight Loss Surgery At Obesity Control Center

A weight loss journey is never easy. Oftentimes, people will fall into their old habits and regain the weight they worked so hard to lose. While maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is the first step to losing weight, there is also a deeper metabolic issue behind the inability to keep the weight off. Even […]

Can Bariatric Surgery Cure More Than Just Obesity?

At Obesity Control Center (OCC), we treat people of all ages and sizes. With the highest safety standards in the field and over 23,000 surgeries performed, our results are unparalleled. Combined with having the lowest complication rate on record, being innovators within the bariatric realm, with experts in revision surgery and a cutting-edge facility, choosing […]

10 Myths About Gastric Surgery

While bariatric surgery is a need for some because of struggling with issues of obesity, for others, it remains an elective procedure to address metabolic diseases and provides an outlet to achieve metabolic health. But the decision to receive surgery, whether required or as an elective, some patients remain fearful over common misconceptions while others […]

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…

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…