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Preparing for Colder Weather as a Bariatric Patient

December 7, 2023

As the weather turns decidedly colder here in Las Vegas, we must understand how the many variables in our lives can affect our bodies and our continued weight loss. Undoubtedly, you’ve seen how seemingly obscure changes in lifestyle and circumstances can make a big difference in how we lose weight. […]

Is Golf a Good Idea After Bariatric Surgery

October 19, 2023

Over the past several decades, golf has exploded in popularity and remains one of the most popular sports in the United States. Like other sports, golf places unique stresses on the body, and today, we will discuss whether playing golf is a good idea after bariatric surgery. This can be […]

Your First Days Back at the Gym After Bariatric Surgery

July 20, 2023

Once you’ve had bariatric surgery, you should be proud of your incredible step toward renewed life and health. It’s often said that deciding to have surgery is one of the most challenging parts of the whole process. To some degree, that’s true – most often, the surgery is pretty smooth. […]

It’s Time for Some Me Time

December 22, 2022

We all need some “me” time, but that time becomes even more critical in the bariatric surgery world. Spending time to reflect on the opportunities and challenges we face as bariatric patients can be very calming, help us regroup, and ultimately help us take on the day. Our hectic schedules […]

Maintenance Stage Challenges

October 20, 2022

Weight loss surgery is considered the most effective way to lose a significant amount of weight and has the highest rate of maintained weight loss. Despite that, many people experience weight regain after weight loss surgery. Why is that? I have a few personal insights to share. Currently, I am […]

Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Beyond Weight Loss

July 27, 2022

The most apparent benefit of bariatric surgery is weight loss, of course. But there are many other benefits that we can reap (some more obvious than others).  Read on to learn about the many surprising benefits bariatric surgery can offer! Assuming you follow the diet and exercise guidelines post-op, you […]

How Much Should I Exercise After Bariatric Surgery?

July 13, 2022

You’ve done it!  You had bariatric surgery!  Now what?  You’ll find detailed instructions for diet and the different stages of what to eat and when.  But that’s only half of the battle!  The other half (and just as important) is exercise.  But how do you go about it?  What kinds […]

Building Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

April 15, 2022

You’ve hit your weight loss goal.  Now what?  Life changes post-WLS don’t end with the scale hitting your target weight.  It may be time to start shifting your diet and exercise goals from fat loss to muscle building.  Why?  I’m glad you asked! Building muscle has many benefits.  The most […]

Getting Into Pre-Op Shape

February 24, 2022

Many people incorrectly assume that life change starts only after bariatric surgery.  Life change should start quite a while BEFORE weight loss surgery to have the best outcome!  Read on to get some great tips on how to get yourself into pre-op shape! Surgery of any kind takes a toll […]

The Benefits of Home Exercise

December 30, 2021

A vital component of successful bariatric surgery is regular exercise. If we’re not careful, we can put too much emphasis on our diet, neglecting the importance of physical fitness. But often, it can seem overwhelming to know how to get started! With all different types of classes and gyms, where […]

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