The Perfect Gift for the Health Conscious Person on your List

Posted: December 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food | No Comments »

Are you still looking for the perfect gift for the health conscious person on your list? Here is the perfect idea! Menu items by Balanced Protein Diet from Gastric Bypass Supplements.

As you know, eating healthy can be challenging, and losing weight becomes job 1 after the holidays have passed. Balanced Protein Diet Plan is an easy to follow diet program which combines low carb puddings and shakes, meal replacements and delicious desserts with three regular meals daily.  It takes the guess work out of dieting. No more effort to eating great and staying healthy.

Including snack bars, drinks, breakfast foods, soups and entrees, the Balanced Protein Diet is a delicious and easy food plan that is low in carbs, low in calories and fat, and high in protein.

The Balanced Protein Diet Plan is an easy, thoughtful gift that keeps on giving. Combined with an exercise plan, this is a very simple way to lose weight

There are More Benefits to Gastric Bypass Surgery than Just Weight Loss

Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food | No Comments »

There are more benefits to gastric bypass surgery other than just weight loss. Medscape Medical News published a Swedish study that found gastric bypass surgery normalized metabolic, inflammatory and vascular risk markers in obese kids.

The study covered 81 teens that underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery 2006 and 2009. Two years after the surgery, patients had an average BMI of 30. Before the surgery their BMI was 45.5.

The better news however, is that the surgery had a positive impact on fasting insulin levels, fasting glucose, lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoprotein B, white blood cell count and blood pressure. All of these are health risks in people who are obese. The study found that all these health risks decreased in the gastric bypass patients.

More good news is that Medicare recently announced it would cover obesity screening and follow up counseling for patients who have a body mass index of 30 or more. Medicare coverage will include a face-to-face counseling visit every week for a month and one counseling visit bi-weekly for the next five months. More counseling is available for an additional six months if the patient loses enough weight initially.

With weight loss surgery, nutrition, exercise and counseling, a bariatric patient can meet their weight loss goals and improve their health.

Diet after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food | No Comments »

You had gastric bypass surgery which made your stomach smaller. Now your body handles food differently. You eat less and in addition, your body doesn’t absorb all the calories from the food you eat.

When you go home from the hospital you will only be able to eat pureed foods for 2 or 3 weeks after the surgery. Slowly you will add soft foods in your diet, then  regular food.

When you first begin eating solid foods you will get full very quickly. Your reduced stomach size will only let you eat about a tablespoonful of food at first.

Over time, your stomach will get slightly larger. Don’t eat more than your doctor or dietician recommends because you don’t want to stretch it. At its largest, your stomach will only hold about a cup of chewed food.

Be sure to chew your food very well and very slowly. Chew it until it is smooth, and take about 20-30 minutes to eat a meal. You will need to drink 8 cups of water throughout the course of the day, but don’t drink while you eat so as not to fill up on water.

You will need to make sure you are getting enough protein, vitamins, and minerals while you are losing weight quickly. But protein may be the most important of these foods after surgery because you need protein to build muscles and to heal well after surgery.

Get Informed when Considering Bariatric Surgery

Posted: November 25th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food | No Comments »

Severe obesity is a chronic condition that is very difficult to treat. Gastric bypass surgery or weight loss surgery is a serious undertaking, but for some people, it is very helpful in jump starting their weight loss goals. Gastric bypass surgery restricts food intake and interrupts the digestive process.

Of course there are pros and cons to gastric bypass, or bariatric surgery. It is important to understand both in order to make a well informed decision that is right for you.

Most patients lose weight quickly and continue to lose weight for 18 to 24 months after the surgery. It is important to maintain a healthy diet during this time. Many patients will start to regain some of their lost weight, but few regain it all. Diet and exercise are important to maintaining that lost weight.

After surgery, your obesity-related health conditions will improve. In one study, blood sugar levels of most obese patients with diabetes returned to normal after surgery. Nearly all patients whose blood sugar levels did not return to normal were older or had diabetes for a long time.

Gastric Bypass Supplements can assist you in diet choices with food and beverages designed specifically for patients of bariatric surgery.

Most Common Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Posted: November 18th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Food | No Comments »

Exercise and diet are the best ways to lose weight. But those methods have been tried by many people for many years and some people just cannot lose that excess weight. As you know, being overweight can cause serious health problems. For those who are frustrated, weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery may be the best option.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery – in gastric bypass surgery, the surgeon uses staples to separate the smaller, upper part of the stomach from the rest of the stomach. Also, the small intestine is rerouted and connected to the smaller stomach pouch. Now, the amount of food you are physically able to eat is reduced.

Lap-Band Surgery – In Lap-Band surgery, the surgeon places a silicone rubber band around the top of your stomach; creating a smaller stomach pouch. You end up feeling very full quickly. Food can slowly flow from the smaller, upper pouch into the lower part of the stomach and then it can be digested.

Gastric sleeve surgery – Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the newer types of bariatric surgery. A bariatric surgeon removes about 85% of the stomach so that it takes the shape of a tube or sleeve. The operation is performed laparoscopically.

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