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Diets Versus Bariatric Surgery

February 23, 2021

Most overweight patients have tried to correct their weight with diet and exercise…usually multiple times.  There are hundreds of different diets.  In principle, a diet plan aims to reduce the caloric intake and/or increase the body’s ability to process certain food like fats and proteins. Most recently, the keto diet has dominated the headlines. 

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Pineapple Protein Whips

February 16, 2021

Light, fluffy and delicious, this recipe gives you a guilt free treat to enjoy while getting in an extra protein boost.

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Your Life Will Change After Bariatric Surgery

February 9, 2021

If you have reached the point of considering bariatric surgery, you realize you need a significant change. While bariatric surgery will certainly help you develop a healthier lifestyle that results in a lower weight, better physical appearance, and fewer medical issues, it is important that we stress a simple fact: Your life will most certainly change after surgery. Objectively, all of these changes will be positive, however as you experience them, you may perceive some as being very challenging.

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Berry Bark Protein Snacks

February 2, 2021

You may think frozen yogurt makes for a healthier treat than ice cream, which isn’t necessarily wrong, but what you find in a tub is often packed with sugar and offers little protein. This recipe makes your own frozen yogurt bark by using protein shake and Greek yogurt.

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The Relationship Between the Gastric Sleeve and Acid Reflux

January 26, 2021

It is estimated that 20 to 30 million people in the United States suffer from chronic acid reflux also known as GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. It’s a shocking number that has led to compromised quality of life, long term PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor) therapy, and a rise in esophageal cancer. For some, bariatric surgery may be the answer to losing weight and eliminating many of the effects of GERD. However, some bariatric procedures, including the gastric sleeve, may, paradoxically, cause or worsen existing acid reflux issues.

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Protein Key Lime No Bake Dessert

January 19, 2021

Creamy, tart, sweet, and delicious. Can’t be healthy… right? Key Lime Pie is a decadent dessert, but this protein swap means a more nutritionally balanced treat.

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Bariatric Surgery – When Are You Ready?

January 12, 2021

In the many years of practicing surgical weight loss, one of the most common feelings after surgery is “I wish I had done this sooner.” I understand the hesitation. Surgery is a significant commitment that’s daunting even for those that have had surgery before. Ultimately, with surgery, you take on certain risks inherent to any kind of intervention in the body’s systems.

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Banana Cheesecake Protein Parfait

January 5, 2021

Strawberries and banana make a tasty treat. Boosted with protein, enjoy this cool dessert without the guilt of a typical cheesecake parfait.

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Creamy Peppermint Protein Mocha

December 15, 2020

Many of us enjoy those special holiday cups of a seasonal coffee, but high sugar and fat they may not be as bariatric friendly as you’d like to meet your diet goals. Making a few at home swaps to achieve a festive drink can turn your holiday drink into a protein boost.

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Sugar Cookie Shake

December 1, 2020

Tis the season for cookie decorating and exchanges, but Christmas cookies can bust your weight loss goals. This protein shake gives you that familiar sugar cookie taste, without the unwanted calories.

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