Recovering after bariatric surgery

by Nashua Nutrition Admin

Recovering after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is a serious procedure and the patient’s approach to recovery must be taken seriously. Patients learn pre-op that bariatric surgery is not a “magic pill.” While the surgery certainly makes weight loss a lot easier, the lifestyle and eating habits after surgery must change in order for sustained, lasting weight loss to occur. What Happens Immediately After Surgery Bariatric surgery is most often a laparoscopic operation, meaning that the surgeon does not need to make large incisions. The nature of laparoscopic surgery results in much shorter recovery time for the patient. Most bariatric surgery patients will need to...

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

by Nashua Nutrition Admin

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery

It’s great that you’ve made the smart decision to finally take control of your health through bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgery has been proven to help people just like you get weight problems under control. Still, bariatric surgery is a serious operation and there are some steps that need to be taken beforehand. The first step is determining if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery states that candidates should not be more than 100 pounds overweight. The ideal candidate for bariatric surgery should have a BMI over 25 with a secondary...

Choosing Your Bariatric Surgery and Where to Get It

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Choosing Your Bariatric Surgery and Where to Get It

Bariatric surgery can transform the medical journey to losing weight. Its primary goal is to limit food intake and calorie absorption. You'll likely see success immediately after because you'll find yourself unable to eat large volumes of food. In fact, a key concern after the surgery is making sure you're able to consume enough nutrients. You'll likely need to take some bariatric vitamins and meal replacements to ensure a balanced diet, and you might have to look into fortified foods such as protein cereal, protein chips, and so on. Your long-term success hinges on making positive lifestyle changes toward consistent,...

Making the Decision to Receive Bariatric Surgery

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Making the Decision to Receive Bariatric Surgery

Gaining weight didn't happen overnight and the things that caused the weight gain won't be eliminated once bariatric surgery has been performed — there will always be more work to do to stay healthy. Weight loss is a life-long process, even if you made the choice to receive a bariatric procedure. In order for bariatric surgery to be a success, you need to be willing to curb the habits that caused you to gain the weight in the first place. Other eligibility factors While obesity is the most common reason for bariatric procedures, you may be eligible if you're are...

Fuel up with Protein Cereal or a Meal Replacement for the Most Important Meal of the Day

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Fuel up with Protein Cereal or a Meal Replacement for the Most Important Meal of the Day

We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Besides putting an end to that pesky growling in your stomach, many health experts agree that a nutritious breakfast also provides a number of other, more scientific, health benefits. A substantial breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, leading to faster metabolism throughout the day. A full stomach reduces hunger and makes it less tempting to indulge in unhealthy between-meal snacking. According to the American Health Association, eating a sufficient morning meal significantly reduces the likelihood of heart disease in men. And based on the results of this study,...