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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 […]

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 […]

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