Category Archive: The Medical Side of Gastric Bypass

Jan 09

The Liquid Diet Before Weight-Loss Surgery

Ok, you’re finishing up your six months of prep for weight-loss-surgery. Don’t blow your progress now by failing to adhere to your medical team’s orders to follow an all-liquid, pre-weight-loss-surgery diet. Discuss your liquid diet carefully with your surgeon and nutritionist. It is usually recommended for seven to 14 days before surgery, and includes two types …

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Sep 30

7 Common Weight-Loss Surgery Nutritional Problems and Prevention Tips

Weight-loss surgery (WLS)  patients who promote the belief that surgery and life after are bliss are, in my opinion, either the luckiest people around or are not telling the whole truth. Living life post WLS takes effort and there are bumps in the road. I also believe successes and challenges are primarily related to nutrition. I’m …

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Apr 06

Calorie Calculator to Help Maintain, Lose or Gain Weight After Weight-Loss Surgery

The calorie calculators shown below will help you determine a baseline for how many calories you need daily to: maintain current weight lose weight gain weight Visit with your dietitian/nutritionist before attempting to lose or gain weight. Other issues, beyond food/calorie intake may exist. If you don’t have a nutritionist/dietitian, your surgeon or hospital can certainly make recommendations/referrals. …

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Feb 27

I’ve Quit Losing Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

  You were losing weight at a fast clip when suddenly you stalled or plateaued. What the heck is going on? Don’t freak out. We all go through this during our weight loss surgery journey. Some stall days after surgery, some weeks and some months. Why Has My Weight Loss Stalled? A weight loss stall is …

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Jan 13

Lack of Protein, Vitamins and Minerals Cause Issues for Weight Loss Surgery Patients

My hair is falling out. I’m exhausted. I’m getting leg cramps. I bruise so easily. These challenges aren’t faced only by weight-loss-surgery (WLS) patients. However, we WLS patients have a higher risk of facing these challenges due to our small amount of food intake and malabsorption. So, we’ve gotta focus. Focus on protein and a hard-core …

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