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Lack of Sleep and Stress Affect Our Weight!!

More sleep and less stress can produce better weight loss results A common denominator of “modern life styles” for most people today includes: rushing against the clock to finish the multiple tasks they have to perform on a daily basis, financial responsibilities, etc. This will often generate stress and sleep…

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…

Can I Have Alcohol After Bariatric Surgery?

Weight loss and alcohol Patients after undergoing bariatric surgery have various dietary restrictions and limitations, but one point that is often overlooked is whether patients can or cannot drink alcohol. Alcohol consumption, either in small or big amounts, takes commonplace in today’s society. Be it a glass of wine at…

After Weight Loss Surgery: Exercise and Nutrition

Weight Loss Surgery and the benefits of Exercising The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2014;64:472-481), report says: A prospective study showed that running for even 5 to 10 minutes a day, once or twice a week, or at slow speed was associated with substantial mortality. Runners overall had 30%…

What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?

Expectations Patients, after weight loss surgery, expect a lot of great things to come in the future, but are there things that they shouldn’t do during the post-op period? Things to avoid There are a small number of things that patients should avoid after surgery during the first 3 weeks. First of…

How to Stay Hydrated After Bariatric Surgery

Dehydration is a major concern right after surgery. Drinking less than needed may lead to nausea, vomit and dehydration -a cause of hospitalization; drinking more, may have the same result. What can you do to stay hydrated after weight loss surgery? There are simple guidelines to make sure you…

Eliminate Intra-abdominal CO2 after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A key element of Gastric Sleeve Surgery is the use of CO2 to “inflate” your abdominal cavity in order to have room to comfortably perform the procedure, but after surgery is over, there’s some remaining CO2 inside. What can you expect from it? The main complaint will be pain in…

Restrict Caffeine After Bariatric Surgery

People who are morbidly obese may choose bariatric surgery as a means to lose excess weight. Surgical approaches for weight loss surgery include gastric bypass, Roux-en-Y, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding or the gastric sleeve. Each type of surgery poses special dietary restrictions after surgery. Limiting certain foods and beverages is…