Weight Loss Surgery Kansas City

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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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…

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Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN & Program Coordinator Had a small group today and continued with getting feedback on subjects patients want to hear more about, suggestions for making changes to support groups, and things patients need to know.  Some of the items patients would have liked to know at discharge are: Directions for taking omeprazole after surgery – you are to take 20 mg twice a day for 3 months.…

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Successful weight loss and weight management is dependent on the choices you make day-by-day. From the moment you get up you are faced with choices that shape the day; exercise, food, activities, communications, etc. The first, most important choice of the day is breakfast. Although many skip this meal, dieters will find it easier to manage their weight loss and stay on track with a nutritious first meal. Weight loss…

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Facilitated by:  Laura hernandez, RD and Chris Bovos,  RN The July 3rd support group was designed to be a feedback session to better learn the support group needs of our patients.  We identified and discussed topics that patients felt would be the most helpful to have more  information on.  Chris shared a sheet with “The Basics to Know Before Surgery” taken from a book by Susan Maria Leach, who had…

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weight loss acceptance and self image Bariatric Center Kansas City

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…

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