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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 […]

Patient Spotlight – Amy Discusses Post-Bariatric Diet & Exercise

September 2, 2021

You may have seen me story on our testimonials page, and what a story it is! Amy has a very particular story in that her gastric sleeve surgery was performed immediately before the coronavirus lockdown, and she was forced to recover and lose her weight without the full breadth of […]

Does Walking Burn Off Belly Fat?

June 7, 2021

Let’s get right to it, walking is a great exercise for anyone, at any age, with just about any ailment. The exercise guidelines that we as a practice provide, include a significant amount of walking, which will start immediately after the surgical procedure. In fact, while you’re still in the […]

How to Run After Bariatric Surgery

May 24, 2021

It may seem obvious but running after bariatric surgery is not as simple as tying up those laces and bolting down the street. Immediately after bariatric surgery, you will not have lost a significant amount of weight and your excess body weight will still be putting significant pressure on your […]

When Dieting Alone No Longer Works

April 12, 2021

The early phase of the post bariatric surgery recovery plan involves significant dietary restrictions. For the first several weeks after surgery, you will cycle through various restrictive dietary phases including clear liquids, liquids, soft foods and ultimately a modified regular diet. Some modifications will continue for the rest of your […]

Getting Enough Exercise at Home

March 14, 2021

The COVID pandemic has stopped many of us from performing activities in the gym, Pilates or yoga studio or at spin class. Whether the result of closures or being afraid to contract COVID, we likely aren’t losing as much weight as we should. First, it is important to remember that […]

Tips to Maintaining Your Weight Loss Long Term

February 1, 2021

Losing excess weight is only part of the weight loss journey. Some people may find that keeping the weight off is even more difficult than losing it in the first place.  Once a patient loses weight, they must commit to lifestyle changes to maintain their goal weight. After substantial weight […]

Lifestyle Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

January 18, 2021

The benefits of weight loss surgery are not limited to the change in the number that shows up on the scale, but an entire lifestyle reboot. Surgery is just a puzzle piece in the grand scheme of weight loss – it is one tool in the toolbox. After weight loss […]

Swimming – A Great Post Bariatric Surgery Exercise With A Couple Caveats

December 16, 2020

In the bariatric postoperative recovery process, we encourage patients to not only diet, but also exercise more frequently and consistently. In the beginning, as wounds are healing, exercise may be in the form of several minutes or even a half hour of walking, as tolerated. However, as patients begin to […]

Diet or Exercise – Which Yields Better Weight Loss Results?

November 18, 2020

We all know that a combination of diet and exercise allows for ideal body weight loss and maintenance at a lower weight. However, many bariatric patients, especially in the early postoperative time of their lives want to know which they should prioritize. And, while we always want our patients to […]