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Navigating the Vitamin Aisle Before and After Bariatric Surgery

If you have had weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, lap-band® or duodenal switch; you may have found yourself at the local market standing in aisle full of supplements with a look of confusion over your face. Who knew that there could be so many vitamins to choose from? You pick up […]

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Bariatric Surgery: A Tool for Weight Loss Success

Imagine a person going through their day on a meager 1,200 calories with at least two rounds of intense exercise, all while carrying an extra 100 pounds or more on their body. A lot of people might look at this person and think they aren’t trying hard enough to lose weight. They might also think […]

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Vitamins: Knowing the A’s thru Z’s for your Weight Loss Surgery

For anyone who has had or is planning on having weight loss surgery, vitamins are essential to your health. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) provided recommendations in 2008 to help you make sure that you are getting the right vitamins. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts that you will want to […]

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Weight Loss Surgery and Snacking

Beware:  snacking can be the death of any solid weight loss plan, but most especially if you’ve had weight loss surgery. Although healthy eating between meals can control hunger, prevent overeating and help blood sugars from dropping too low, those calories from frequent snacking can quickly sneak up on you, sabotaging all those good plans. […]

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Are You A Surgery Candidate?

Is Surgery for You? People who may benefit from bariatric (weight-loss) surgery include: Those with a body mass index of 40 or higher A body mass index of more than 35 with significant obesity-related health problems, such as type II diabetes. Those who have tried other medically managed weight-loss programs without success. Those who are […]

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