Category Archive: Pre-Surgery Prep

Feb 27

How Much Weight Will I Lose After Weight-Loss Surgery?

Determining your potential weight loss from weight-loss surgery is simple math, based on success data — averages for all procedures, not just gastric bypass. Gastric-bypass patients generally enjoy the most weight loss, even a little higher than the average used below. Results are based on your weight at two years post surgery. I enjoyed doing the …

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Sep 21

How Many Calories Should I Eat Pre-Weight-Loss Surgery

When my dietitian said, “You’re eating about 1,700 calories (my BMR) a day to maintain your (heavy) weight. We need to reduce that by 500 calories daily so you’re able to lose weight during the six-month, pre-op program,” I groaned. Wow, 1,200 calories? I didn’t want to diet. Been there, done that. But, I had …

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Mar 13

You Have to Stop Losing Weight, NOW

“You have to stop losing weight,” my nurse said. “If you lose any more your insurance may not approve your surgery.” The date was my four-month visit, of my six-month pre-gastric-bypass-surgery program. The problem was my BMI (body mass index) and the success I was having with my supervised pre-op program. I’d lost weight, which was necessary for …

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Jul 30

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

Prepping for bariatric surgery and life afterward is easier with a game plan. While researching another topic related to surgery, I came across a document from the Weight Loss Center at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. that provides great information. “Eating for the New You,” offers guidance on nutrition and supplements before and after …

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Jul 21

Motivation for Pre and Post Weight Loss Surgery

I’ve been through two of my required six months of medically supervised weight loss appointments with my doctor. I originally thought these six months were going to be a waste of time and were just the insurance company’s way of making it more difficult to get the surgery. So far, I’ve lost six pounds and …

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