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Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery
May 26, 2016

Exercise After Weight Loss SurgeryExercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Exercise and physical activity are important for your health and success after weight loss surgery. In fact, research shows that exercise is one of the best ways in which to maintain long-term weight loss.

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Summer Barbecues After Weight Loss Surgery

May 26, 2016

You’ve waited all winter and it’s finally here! As we celebrate the unofficial start of the summer season, it may be a challenge to skip the hot dogs and chips at your next barbecue. Planning ahead and going into the situation prepared will make it much more enjoyable for you and much easier to make healthy decisions for yourself.

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Surviving the Restaurant Experience after Weight Loss Surgery

March 18, 2016
Surviving the Restaurant Experience after Weight Loss Surgery

Whether it’s for a celebration, date night, or just to have an evening free from cooking and washing dishes, we love to go out to restaurants. Just because you’ve had weight loss surgery doesn’t mean you’ll never enjoy a meal out again, but it does mean you will need to learn how to navigate the restaurant experience with your new restrictions. It may be a big change, but hey, change is good, and we’ve gathered some tips to help make it even easier.

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Roux-en-Y and Sleeve Gastrectomy

February 8, 2016

Roux-en-Y and Sleeve Gastrectomy

When it comes to the different types of weight loss surgery, there is no one size fits all answer for which type of procedure is right for you. Each patient is unique, and treatment will depend on several different factors including weight loss goals, weight-related health issues, risk and cost. Here we will explore the two most commonly performed procedures at U.S. Bariatric to help you gain a better understanding of how each procedure changes the digestive system.

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Staying Hydrated After Bariatric Surgery
November 10, 2015
Staying hydrated after bariatric surgery

Your body needs to stay hydrated to keep it functioning at its best. Dehydration occurs when your body does not get enough fluids, and is the most common reason for readmission to the hospital after weight loss surgery.

Reaching the recommended goal of 80 to 100 ounces of fluids a day can be challenging for many bariatric patients, as the small stomach pouch limits your stomach’s capacity for intake. However, it is important to stay focused and committed to reaching your fluid goals.

Here are some tips to help you keep up with your hydration goals

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National Diabetes Awareness Month
November 1, 2015

Diabetes Awereness Month

While there are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes including age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics, and family history, statistics show that the best indicator for type 2 diabetes is obesity.

Obesity has been declared a disease by the American Medical Association and is caused by a variety of factors including culture, genes, metabolism, behavior, and medications. With obesity also comes a greater risk for other related health conditions which include hypertension, migraines, osteoarthritis, asthma, obstructive sleep apnea, depression, and type 2 diabetes.

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