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What To Do When Those Closest To You Are More Comfortable With “Worse" We all know that change doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it’s dynamic. As you change, your relationships with those closest to you change too. Yet, most of us are caught by surprise when our dynamics with those closest to us begin to change in the aftermath of our weight loss surgery (WLS). Understanding why these changes occur,…

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What is fat shaming and what does it mean for weight loss? Fat shaming is the process of insulting, bullying or stigmatizing a person for their weight. This is nothing new in American culture where rhetoric, the entertainment industry and media have all insisted fat people are inferior. Even well intentioned instances of fat shaming are considered socially acceptable because they are framed in a way that seems to express concern…

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Gut Bacteria

Microorganisms are everywhere. From those that live in the ocean to those found in the soil that helps feed the world. Other microorganisms live in a host environment, and our body is no exception to this rule.  According to Merriam Webster's Dictionary, a microbiome is "a community of microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi and viruses) that inhabit a particular environment and especially the collection of microorganisms living in or on…

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Hydration After Bariatric Surgery

Leading up to surgery, your surgeon and dietitian have both stressed to you the importance of hydration. It is recommended that at least 64 oz of fluids are consumed each day to prevent dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones (1). However, following surgery, you may find it more difficult to reach this goal. Your taste may change, and water may no longer taste right. You also will have smaller stomach pouch,…

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Last June, a national survey published online by The Journal of the American Medical Association, showed 40.4% of women in America are obese and 9.9% are extremely obese, while men's numbers are 35% and 5.5% respectively. Women's obesity rate (BMI > 30 kg/m2 ) increased from 35.3% and extreme obesity rates (BMI > 40 kg/m2 ) from 7.4% in the past decade, while men's rates did not increase significantly.  [caption id="attachment_2836" align="alignright"…

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Type 2 Diabetes and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Promising for Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes A breakthrough in support of bariatric surgery for obese patients with diabetes was achieved recently when 48 multidisciplinary organizations came together to update existing diabetes treatment protocols to now include metabolic/bariatric surgery to control blood sugar and reduce cardiovascular risk! *   Additionally, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) has developed important and helpful information on this…

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Now that the New Year is right around the corner, it may be a good time for those among us battling extreme weight issues and obesity to consider “getting off the fence” and making a resolution to do something constructive about it. Consider the possibility that 2017 can be the year for many to start a new life geared toward better health and nutrition! Rivka Galchen recently wrote an excellent…

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What does it take to become a bariatric athlete?  High quality nutrition and regular physical exercise is where your training begins! Making the decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle can come with many challenges, and it includes making lifelong lifestyle changes. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery in Kansas City, or you have already had surgery, it is important to note that committing to a physically active lifestyle while…

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Happy Thanksgiving

The holiday season is almost here. This time of year can be especially tough for anyone trying to lose weight and get healthy. From office parties to family get-togethers, Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner, there is so much good tasting yet unhealthy food in abundance. How do you stay committed to your diet and weight loss goals when everyone else is piling the food on to their plates? The answer…

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Bariatric Friendly Recipes

Is it really November already? Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we hope that everyone enjoys their time with their families and the comfort of holiday recipes. To help keep you on track with your Bariatric diet, we’ve gathered a few bariatric friendly recipes for you to try this Thanksgiving.  Always remember . . . Eat your protein foods first. Avoid drinking with your meals. Moderation is KEY! Eat from…

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