10 Bariatric Surgery Must-Haves

10 Bariatric Surgery Must-Haves

Alex Brecher
Bariatric surgery is a big life event. You’ll need a lot of things after it! Here are 10 bariatric surgery must-haves to make recovery more comfortable and to make weight loss easier after your procedure.  Protein Shakes and Powders Liquid prote...
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Study Finds That Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk for Severe Liver Disease

Study Finds That Bariatric Surgery May Lower Risk for Severe Liver Disease

Alex Brecher
Have you been considering bariatric surgery? When weighing the pros and cons, you may want to consider a new study published in the November 2021 edition of JAMA. It found that bariatric surgery patients had a lower risk for poor outcomes related ...
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What I Wish I'd Known Before Weight Loss Surgery

What I Wish I'd Known Before Weight Loss Surgery

Alex Brecher
Hindsight is 20-20, but foresight is not. There is value to researching, but you cannot know everything beforehand. No matter how much you think you may know about weight loss surgery before you get it, there will be surprises. Here are a few to c...
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Should I Tell People I'm Having Weight Loss Surgery?

Should I Tell People I'm Having Weight Loss Surgery?

Alex Brecher
Bariatric surgery is a life-changing choice that may have been the most important choice so far in your life. It is expensive, takes a lifelong commitment to healthier living, and requires weeks or months of planning. So, should you tell people? T...
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Post Op Eating On a Budget

Post Op Eating On a Budget

Alex Brecher
There is a lot to think about after weight loss surgery, such as what to eat, which bariatric vitamins to take, and where to get everything you need. If you are on a tight budget, money is another worry as you chase down protein, vitamins, and oth...
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Why Am I Not Losing Weight After Weight Loss Surgery?

Why Am I Not Losing Weight After Weight Loss Surgery?

Alex Brecher
The weeks or months after weight loss surgery can lead to tremendous weight loss. It can be motivating and lead to enormous gains in health and energy. Chronic health conditions and joint pain can diminish, and you may find yourself leading a more...
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How to Avoid Stress Eating after Bariatric Surgery

How to Avoid Stress Eating after Bariatric Surgery

Alex Brecher
Stress eating is common. Over a third of American adults report having eaten unhealthy foods or eating too much in a given month because they feel too much stress. Ironically, bariatric surgery patients can also experience emotional eating, even t...
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Why Do Most Bariatric Surgery Patients Lose Their Hair?

Why Do Most Bariatric Surgery Patients Lose Their Hair?

Alex Brecher
A common side effect of bariatric surgery is thinning of hair. Over half of patients lose a noticeable amount of hair after weight loss surgery, and hair loss can be a top worry for patients who are planning for their surgeries. Why does hair loss...
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Getting Through the Liquid Phase

Getting Through the Liquid Phase

Alex Brecher
Nobody said bariatric surgery would be easy, and the liquid phase is a challenge that comes early in the journey. As you recover from surgery, it is important to stick to liquids and avoid solid foods, and to get enough protein. By the time the li...
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Low-Impact Workouts for Bariatric Patients

Low-Impact Workouts for Bariatric Patients

Alex Brecher
Exercise after weight loss surgery can help with weight loss. It has tons of other benefits, too, such as improving mood, lowering blood sugar and blood pressure, and supporting bone health. Low-impact workouts can be more appropriate than high-i...
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How to Avoid Overeating and Binge Eating After Surgery

How to Avoid Overeating and Binge Eating After Surgery

Alex Brecher
One of the ways in which bariatric surgery helps with weight loss is by making the stomach pouch smaller. The small pouch fills up faster so that it is harder to eat too much. However, it is still possible to eat too much after bariatric surgery ...
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What to Take to the Hospital for Bariatric Surgery

What to Take to the Hospital for Bariatric Surgery

Alex Brecher
Packing for the hospital for bariatric surgery is exciting. It is one of the first tangible steps of your upcoming weight loss journey! Packing properly can make you more comfortable while you are there. These are the essentials and some near-ess...
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