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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…

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%…

Thinking Surgery or Not to Lose Weight?

Weight Lost Surgery and the benefits of Exercising If you’re thinking about it, talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks, and whether it’s a good idea for you. After weight loss surgery, success is a long-term project. But if you can stick with a healthy diet and exercise,…

I Just Had Bariatric Surgery. Can I Exercise Right Away?

Bariatric Surgery and Exercise Patients that undergo, either a Gastric Sleeve or a Gastric Plication, are encouraged to start an exercise routine in order to accomplish their weight loss goals. But what exercises are safe and when can they start them? The best recommendation we give patients is that they should start walking…

Gastric Sleeve Surgery, Walk to Recovery

Patients that resume walking as soon as possible after weight loss surgery have shown a much better recovery process the first day, than those who delay in doing so. Given the fact that walking helps patients eliminate the effects of the narcotics used in anesthesia, and also in eliminating the…