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Planning snacks instead of mindless grazing.

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail." - Benjamin Franklin Successful meal planning for many patients, includes planning healthy snacks. "Although there are no set rules, for many, having a snack or two can help manage hunger levels and maintain blood sugar...

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Cooking for your family after weight loss surgery.

If you're finding it a challenge to get your family on board with your new healthy eating habits, you're not alone. Very often a patient's family tells them they're very supportive of their decision to have bariatric surgery, but they're not always aware of the effect...

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Weight loss surgery meal planning and grocery shopping.

For many patients, life before weight loss surgery didn't include a healthy eating plan. A major key to success after weight loss surgery is meal planning and grocery shopping. Taking the time every week to sit down and plan your meals and snacks, can make a big...

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Overcoming “obesity memory” after weight loss surgery.

After weight loss surgery, patients enjoy improved health and increased energy which usually leads to a better quality of life.  But for many, even years after surgery, the obesity memory still affects them.  We asked patients how the obesity memory still appears in...

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Sleep after weight loss surgery.

Sleep is a critical component in creating and maintaining one's health and navigating weight loss.  As a news topic, sleep makes headlines nearly every week.  Although there's still debate about the perfect number of hours one should get each night, the collective...

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Developing a balanced diet after weight loss surgery.

While vitamins and supplements after Weight Loss Surgery are taken for life, they are not intended to replace whole foods.  Experts from the Mayo Clinic state that, "supplements can't replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods."  Weight Loss Surgery...

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Regain? Plateau? Get started with a Food Journal.

If you believe you're following Dr. Yadegar's bariatric surgery nutrition guidelines, but you've hit a plateau or you've regained, please complete a written food diary for two weeks. When completed, contact Liz Roark, RN, Bariatric Surgery Coordinator, at 661-382-5051...

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10 Reminders After Weight Loss Surgery

  1. You're worthy of the time it takes to give yourself the healthiest life possible. 2. You don't give up protein shakes just because you've transitioned to solid foods. You will always need them. Find a few you love and stick with them! 3. It's takes time for...

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What’s on your holiday list?

We asked this weight loss surgery Mentor Team, ranging from 9 months to 4 years post-op, "What's on your holiday list?" What gift would  you like this year, that you wouldn't have imagined ever wanting, before surgery? Male, 2 years post-op, Sleeve: "Kettlebells.  I'm...

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