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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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Childhood Obesity is Rising

You may have heard that childhood obesity is on the rise.  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963.  Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.  These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.  There are…

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Healthy Eating for a Healthy Bariatric Lifestyle

Fall has arrived, and quickly approaching us is the holiday season. Invitations to dinner parties we don’t want to miss will soon trickle into your inboxes, work socials with holiday pot lucks will begin, and we might find ourselves wondering, “How can I avoid weight gain with all of this food around me?” It is important not to stress over what you can and cannot enjoy. In fact, you should…

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A new study from the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) this year has confirmed that obese patients who undergo weight loss surgery in Kansas City (or elsewhere) before having knee replacement surgery fare better than those who do not. Why is Bariatric Surgery Beneficial Before Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery? The American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery’s (ASMBS) February newsletter, "Connect”, referenced the JBJS study in an article titled,…

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Bariatric Surgery And Fear Factors

Did you know that it’s common for people to fear bariatric surgery more than obesity? How can that be? We all know the toll obesity takes on a person’s physical and emotional health, so why would a surgical remedy as part of a comprehensive bariatric health program be considered by some to be less desirable than living with the many negative impacts of obesity in everyday life? In the February…

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Gastric Bypass Weight Loss Surgery

As part of our ongoing Kansas City weight loss series, we would like to share a little history for those interested in Kansas City Gastric Bypass procedures.   The following information was written by the Obesity Coverage group in an article titled, “The Experts Guide to Gastric Bypass”.  It provides an illustration of the evolution of the Gastric Bypass procedure since the first bypass performed in 1954.  We’ve come a long…

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Kansas City Weight Loss - Optimize Cortisol Levels

"Kansas City Weight Loss" Series - KC Bariatric dietitian, Laura Hernandez, has identified key information about optimizing cortisol levels from an important article written by Elizabeth Millard titled, "The Cortisol Curve". After Bariatric surgery, it is important to take care of your waistline. As part of our "Kansas City Weight Loss" series, we have come up with seven tips to keep Cortisol levels in check.Kansas City Weight Loss Tip #1 - Exercise Routine:…

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Bariatric Health Kansas City - ProjectAWARE

Almost 10 years ago, Tiffany Spudich, PharmD, wrote an article about Cortisol and Weight that is still relevant today (you can view the article here). After reading the article, we would like to summarize how it relates to our "Bariatric Health Kansas City" series.For some time, there has been a question about stress and weight. Does stress affect weight at all? Does it affect eating? Does it affect where the…

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Why does my hair fall out after Bariatric Surgery? A common fear and complaint of Kansas City Bariatric Surgery patients is hair loss after the operation. While our hair is an important part of our body image, it is not very important to our bodies. For this reason, nutrition can have a great impact on hair health because when forced to make a choice, the body will shift nutritional stores…

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