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One of the more exciting non-scale victories that come with weight loss is updating your closet. Well-fitting clothes make all the difference in before and after photos, and they can help you feel more confident, as well as show off your progress. It may be tempting to replace your entire closet with designer brands and clothes that fit now, but it’s important to realize that your weight loss journey is…

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how to prepare for weight loss surgery in kansas city

Bariatric surgery is a life changing decision that takes many people years to make. It is the most effective way to lose weight long-term and will drastically change your life physically, mentally, and emotionally. In order to prepare for the changes you will face along your journey, there are many essential steps you can take. Knowing that your commitment begins well before surgery will help you be that much more…

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5K Run Walk Post Weight Loss Surgery Kansas City

Walking or running a 5K — 3.1 miles — can be a fun and rewarding experience, especially if it's your first time. But even though this is the shortest distance for running races, it still requires adequate training and preparation. Depending on your level of fitness and your goal, the type of training plan you follow will vary. Many beginners have the goal of just finishing the race, while experienced…

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Many vitamins and minerals are essential for complete and balanced nutritional health. Even if you eat a balanced, whole-food diet, you may still be missing vital nutrients. Additionally, after weight loss surgery you are at higher risk for nutritional deficiencies. You require more vitamins than someone who has not had surgery due to less consumption of food and changes in your anatomy. That is why taking a bariatric specific multi-vitamin…

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After a long day at work, at school, in the car or {insert daily obligation here}, your energy reserves and brain power have been thoroughly zapped. You manage to squeeze in a quick workout, grab dinner, knock out some laundry and maybe answer a few emails—and then before you know it, you find yourself halfway through a bag of chips, a pint of ice-cream or maybe just a few too…

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  With the holidays coming up, many of our patients have been asking for gift ideas that will be helpful in their bariatric journey. We have created a list of great present ideas that will provide support and assistance towards weight loss success. Many of these ideas came directly from our patients, who first hand, know what will be the most helpful!     Kitchen Digital Kitchen Scale Portable Food…

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Mashed Potatoes! Apple Crisp! Stuffing! Holiday food can either inspire excitement or anxiety - or both - depending on your mind-set. Carb heavy meals and sweet treats are the root of many holiday meals, office parties, and events over the upcoming months. No one wants to feel deprived during the happiest time of year, so we are here to offer some insight on how to make it through the holidays…

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While frozen dinners are not the best and healthiest meal option, we understand that many of our patients are busy and need meals that are convenient. Most frozen meals are lacking in nutrition, have a high carbohydrate count, and can leave you feeling unsatisfied. We have compiled a list of healthy bariatric friendly frozen meal options that are okay to occasionally incorporate into your diet when turning on the oven…

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For many patients, opting for an elective procedure can come with a lot of questions and a fear of the unknown. It is always helpful to take into consideration what the process will be like before and after surgery. We reached out to our veteran patients and asked them what their best piece of advice was for new patients. Listed below are helpful tips and tricks from our very own…

Before and After Surgery Advice from Our Patients's Story »

 

Along your journey I’m sure you have all heard “weight loss surgery is just a tool”. This is such a common phrase because it is exactly that. The surgery itself is just one small piece in a very large and complex puzzle. Bariatric surgery will not be as effective if you don’t make health conscious decisions with your food, activity levels, and day-to-day lifestyle. Changing habits is not an easy…

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