Weight loss surgery can resolve numerous health issues, but if you don’t take the necessary nutritional supplements, it can also lead to serious complications. Find out what vitamins and minerals you need to be taking after bariatric surgery, and get tips on vitamin-makers that offer bariatric-friendly products.
Weight loss can be a breeze in the weeks and months immediately after bariatric surgery. Since the procedure limits the amount of food you can comfortably consume, and hormonal changes keep hunger pangs to a minimum, the pounds virtually melt off. But, just when you feel like you’ll reach your goal in record time, something happens: you hit a weight loss plateau.
Weight loss surgery has been shown to increase sexual desire in obese women, which in turn can increase their odds of becoming pregnant after losing the excess weight. Now, a new study indicates bariatric surgery for mom may improve the odds of a healthy pregnancy by minimizing the risk of premature birth.
Summer may be drawing to a close, but it’s not going down without a fight. Across much of the United States, temperatures have been in the triple digits for much of August. When the mercury rises into the 90s and above, drinking plenty of water becomes especially important to keep the body hydrated and avoid overheating. But, drinking lots of water can also help promote weight loss, an added benefit for pre- and post-op bariatric patients. Find out how much water you need, and what you should be aware of if you’ve had WLS when it comes to water intake.
Anyone who has tried to “kick carbs” can tell you that giving up starches and sweets can be painfully difficult. Now, new research shows that the craving for carbs may be more than a matter of taste.
Reaching out for support after weight loss surgery can be the difference between ‘happily ever after’ and a continual struggle for emotional peace. Local support groups and weight loss surgery conferences both provide a great opportunity to building friendships with other post-op patients, who can share their advice and encouragement while you walk the journey together.
A new video series explores the factors that have created a “perfect storm” for the obesity epidemic. Learn how to maintain a healthy weight, whether or not you choose weight loss surgery.
Women in their 20s and 30s who have weight loss surgery surgery are often surprised to find they are pregnant very soon after surgery. Although an improved love life may be a partial explanation, research indicates that bariatric surgery can actually increase a woman’s chances of conceiving.
Junk food and fast food may be as addictive as hard drugs, which might explain why obesity rates continue to rise. Learn how to kick the habit, and how our new Pouch Rules class can help you get back on track if the pounds start to creep on again!