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Preparing For Surgery

Make This New Year the Last Year You Resolve to Lose Weight

Telling yourself to lose weight is always the easy part of a New Year’s Resolution. However, without setting realistic goals and a clear plan, you’re bound to only see temporary results that lead you to give up. Set the wheels in motion by scheduling a bariatric procedure now, and you will immediately have concrete goals, […]

5 Ways to Mentally and Emotionally Prepare for Your Bariatric Procedure

At the Obesity Control Center, a weight loss service center just minutes south of San Diego, we understand how bariatric surgery is a lifelong journey that will instigate drastic changes not just in your body but your lifestyle as well. It can be an overwhelming road ahead as you take on this life-changing opportunity–one that […]

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,…

Clinical benefits and exercise prescription in primary cardiovascular prevention

Worldwide the leading causes of morbidity and mortality are diseases whose common denominator the atherosclerotic process, some of which represent the known cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus or hypertension, and others are as a result of these ischemic heart disease or stroke. There is now enough scientific evidence…

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…

Data Points To Know Yourself Better

iHealth Core uses the bioimpedance method by using 4 conductors to determine the hindrance of electrical flow through the body and uses that to calculate the total body water. From the total body water, it can estimate the 9 data points. As a bonus, we have a separate sensor for…

Pipes clogged? BM after weight loss surgery.

Decreased food intake, difficulty on drinking adequate amounts of fluids, and iron & calcium supplementation can reduce frequency in bowel movements. Is there something you can do?   First, you would need to assess if there is a medical condition that is somehow impeding the proper function of the gut….

Binge Eating… Is it Possible to Break Such a Vicious Cycle?

Binge eating is defined as a compulsive overeating. People who binge eat can experience eating enormous amounts of food and feeling powerless to stop. Some patients start at adolescence or at early adulthood, most start after an episode of dieting. Most patients will eat even when they are not hungry…

Why a Healthy Weight is Important to the Heart

Obesity and your heart It is a well-known fact that obesity greatly increases the risk of developing heart disease, but another less known fact regarding cardiac disease in obese patients is that the diagnosis of heart disease comes at a younger age than in normal weight individuals. Obesity, as mentioned before,…