• Bariatric Surgery,  Colon Cancer,  GASTRIC

    Bariatric Surgery Leads Patients to Deadly Colon Cancer,New Study

    The risk of colorectal cancer was significantly increased among people who had undergone obesity surgery in a retrospective cohort study of more than 77,000 obese patients enrolled in a Swedish registry.The increased risk for colorectal cancer was associated with all three bariatric procedures – vertical banded gastroplasty, adjustable gastric banding, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass – and increased further over time, reported Dr. Maryam Derogar, of the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, and her associates. No such pattern over time was seen among the obese patients who did not have surgery.  “Our data suggest that increased colorectal cancer risk may be a long-term consequence of such surgery,” they concluded. If the association is…

  • Bariatric Surgery,  GASTRIC

    Benefits Of Bariatric Surgery May Outweight Risks For Obese People

    Severely obese adults may reap significant health benefits from bariatric surgery, including reduced heart risks. And rewards of the weight loss surgery procedure may outweigh risks, according to a new scientific statement.The scientific statement from the American Heart Association is the first to focus solely on bariatric surgery and cardiac risk factors, says lead author Paul Poirier, MD, PhD, of Laval University Hospital in Canada. Poirier, director of the prevention and rehabilitation program at Laval’s Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, says in a news release that the new statement does not represent an across-the-board endorsement of bariatric surgery but provides views of experts on the procedure that can be used to inform doctors and obese patients. “It is a consensus document that provides expert perspective based on…

  • Bariatric Surgery,  GASTRIC

    Avoid These Dangerous Foods With Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Diet

    It’s important to avoid certain foods on a post-bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Diet to get the appropriate amount of nutrition and to lose weight.After you go home from the hospital, you will be instructed to follow a diet after having surgery. This can be quite different from a pre- Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery diet. During the first few months of your recovery from surgery, you will work your way up from consuming liquids to solid foods. Some bariatric surgery patients make the mistake of thinking that once they are free to eat solid food, they can have whatever they like. Here are eight foods to avoid after Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery:…

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    5 Ways to Avoid Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

    In 2013, 179,000A?bariatric surgeriesA?were performed in the United States alone. As the obesity epidemic continues to grow, more and more individuals are considering the surgery as a treatment option. And while most patients do see significant weight loss immediately after surgery, continuing to lose weight a?? and keep it off a?? can be a challenge. According to theA?American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric SurgeryA?upwards of 50 percent of patients regain 5 percent of their body weight within 2 years of undergoing the procedure, while a smaller percentage of patients may gain back even more. So what can be done to increase the success rate ofA?weight-loss surgery? Experts on the topic…

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    10 Habits of Successful Bariatric Patients

    Ia??ve had the priveldge of working with weight-loss surgery patients for the pastA?six yearsA?seven years (at the time of this post). During this time, Ia??ve learned what habits my most successful patients change in their life, and stick to long-term. I try not to a??get on my soap boxa?? too often when Ia??m counseling pre-op patients, but at the same timea??I want them to succeed so I love sharing with themA?what habits they should focus on to get the most out of their surgery. 1. They make changes before they have surgery.A? Without a doubt my most successful patients DONa??T put off their changes until surgery makes them change. They…

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    10 Mistakes WLS Patients Make (How to Avoid it)

    One of our friends on OH posted this, and I thought it was really helpful for WLS patients at ANY stage to be aware of the top 10 a??pitfalls.a?? At over two years out, Nik and I are both in the a??maintenancea?? phase, and we talk constantly about what the future holds as post-ops. We have many post-op friends further out than us who have warned how much harder it gets to maintain as time goes on. Thata??s why I wanted to share this list from the NAWLS today, because we want everyone to know the dangers so you can head off potential health problems and possible regain BEFORE it…

  • Bariatric Surgery

    5 Signs You Need to See a Bariatric Dietitian

    Ia??m going to make a confession. Working with a dietitian, historically, has not been one of my favorite parts of the bariatric journey. Ia??m a rebel, Foodies! I dona??t want anyone telling me what to do. And telling me what to EAT? Get outta here! But if therea??s one truth Ia??ve had to accept above all others in my 9+ years of post-op life, ita??s this.A?Even on my best day, I still have a lot to learn about nutrition. Ita??s true! I love food. You guys know that. But Ia??m also a post-op. And Ia??m a post-op who identifies as a food addict. So for me especially, having some outside…

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    Which protein recipe is the best? YOU be the judge!

    Ok, forget that a??othera?? election. This is the REALLY important one! Your fellow Foodies have put forth recipes to win a full canister ofA?Fit Frappe. Five finalists were chosen. Now ita??s time for YOU to decide who wins! And just because I love youa??for votinga??five of you will win one of these: AA?sampler pack of Fit FrappeA?that comes with all five flavors:A?Espresso,A?Mocha,A?Vanilla,A?Vanilla LatteA?andA?Chocolate! Trust mea??you wanna try this stuff. Ita??s good! Remember: you have to vote to win! Voting is Simple. Herea??s what you do: Decide which recipe you like best. Vote for that recipe by leaving a comment below. You can only vote once, so choose wisely! Be sure…

  • Bariatric Surgery

    DR-KIM 800 TO 1800 CALORIES EASY BARIATRIC SURGERY MEAL PLAN OF 2018

     I Lost 100 lbs with this meal plan for bariatric surgery and Weight loss surgery. I’ve had the priveldge of working with Bariatric Surgery patients for the past six years seven years (at the time of this post).Bariatric Surgery.Scroll Down And Download Now During this time, I’ve learned what habits my most successful patients change in their life, and stick to long-term. I try not to “get on my soap box” too often when I’m counseling pre-op patients, but at the same time…I want them to succeed so I love sharing with them Scroll Down For PDF Planning ahead is a major component in reaching your weight loss goals. It will…