Bariatric Health

Facilitator:  Barb Cashman, PT Bariatric Center of Kansas City Physical Therapist, Barb Cashman, came to support group to talk about excess skin and ways to decrease the amount of excess skin that hangs from the underarm after weight loss.  The elasticity plays a large part in how much you can decrease that, including genetics, how long the skin has been stretched, how much weight is lost, and how well hydrated…

June 16, 2018 – Exercising Away Those “Jiggly” Underarms's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Annie Epp, RD, LD While many people prefer a vegetarian lifestyle, it is difficult to meet the protein needs without eating too many carbohydrates.  Also, because some patients struggle with eating meat after surgery, and others get tired of just eating meat.  It is helpful to add in some vegetarian options that may be easier to tolerate while giving you some variety.     Annie talked about the different types…

June 5, 2017 – Vegetarian Options after Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

gastric bypass emotional eating KC Bariatric Center of Kansas City

After gastric bypass surgery food can be a huge challenge. We find that many people bury their feelings in food. Food is used as a source of comfort. Gastric bypass surgery provides a tool to control portion size but does not automatically change the reason you eat. For successful post-surgery results, one must change old food habits, like emotional eating, and engage in healthier life choices. At the Bariatric Center…

Gastric Bypass: Ways to Avoid Emotional Eating!'s Story »

 

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During the weight loss journey, reaching goals is key. Maintaining a healthy self-image can be a difficult but powerful goal. Being comfortable in your skin when facing the world in a body with excess weight can make staying positive an overwhelming struggle. Society does not accept being overweight. Fat shaming is real. Staying positive about yourself in public and ignoring the subtle and not so subtle message that overweight is…

The Significant Role of Acceptance in Weight Loss's Story »

 

Facilitators:  Sensai Janelle and Gary from USSD Lenexa Sensai Janelle first explained the two different styles of martial arts classes that they teach. First being Kempo, an active style- the yang version; and Tai Chi, a slower focused style- the ying version. She went on to explain that during Tai Chi one uses slow, relaxed movements with deep rhythmic breathing. She called this a “sneaky workout.” While you are moving…

May 1, 2018 – Tai Chi for Core Strength and Balance's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN This support group information is intended for patients who are at least 1 year out from surgery and have experienced weight regain. This information is not intended for patients who are still losing weight or are less than a year out from surgery and their weight loss is stalled – those patients need to make an appointment with the dietitians in the office to assist…

April 21, 2018 – Back on Track with a 5 Day Pouch “Re-set”'s Story »

 

Facilitator:  Dr. Ravi Sabapathy Dr. Sabapathy started by explaining that since a scale is just a unit of measurement, it can become an interference in our weight loss process if we let it.  He wanted to address how you keep it from becoming a mental hurdle. He pointed out that there is a process to learning anything we achieve, and that this process goes beyond just a metric, like our…

April 3, 2018 – Beyond the Scale's Story »

 

Facilitated by Chris Bovos, BSN, CBN 91% of hair is made of a structural protein called keratin, with the rest being trace vitamins and minerals and melanin for color. You are born with about 5 million hair follicles on your body and the average hair will grow about ½ an inch a month or 6 inches a year. There are 4 stages of hair growth: • Anagen stage – lasts…

March 22, 2018 – Hair Loss After Weight Loss Surgery's Story »

 

The Bariatric Center of Kansas City Weight loss sabotage

Ever feel like your own worst enemy?  We certainly can be when it comes to working a successful weight loss program, whether related to having had gastric bypass or gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, or for anyone simply trying to lose a few pounds or maintain their weight.  Weight loss is a complicated matter with so many factors playing into our potential success.  Consider the following ways we work against…

How We Sabotage Our Weight Loss's Story »

 

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In working with our gastric bypass patients, The Bariatric Center of Kansas City has learned a few things about the weight loss journey. We know that obesity is not just a struggle with food. Those who struggle with obesity also struggle with physical activity. Exercise is difficult because most people today lead very sedentary lifestyles.  Lack of exercise and movement counts as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses such…

After Gastric Bypass or Gastric Sleeve Surgery – Exercise IS Vital!'s Story »