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12 Ways to use Greek Yogurt After Weight Loss Surgery

As we all know, there are many benefits to Greek yogurt after weight loss surgery. So, is Greek yogurt good after weight loss surgery? Greek yogurt is higher in protein, contains probiotics, and has less lactose than traditional yogurt for those with lactose intolerance. It is also thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. Not only [...]

Bariatric Surgery Success: Surgery as a Tool to Weight Loss

While bariatric surgery is considered the only known cure for obesity, producing results of excess body weight loss between 40-100%, it is only a tool - one piece of a very intricate puzzle. We hear that phrase used a lot when discussing bariatric surgery success - Surgery is only a tool. You must see your [...]

Prevent Dehydration in Adults After Surgery

Prevent Dehydration in Adults after Bariatric Weight Loss SurgeryWater is an essential nutrient in our diet. It can be a challenge to prevent dehydration in adults after bariatric weight loss surgery because the new small stomach pouch has a limited capacity to hold fluids. Another issue for a bariatric patient is the need to wait [...]

The Truth About Gluten

I only eat gluten-free foods, Oh, I can't eat that. It has gluten, Gluten is so bad for you. These are some of the comments I have heard repeatedly from patients and friends in the last couple of years. Gluten free pizzas, breads, pastas, soups, baked goods and alcohol have recently popped up in all [...]

Tax Savings

With the New Year, always come new, healthier goals. This year, we want to help make the residents of Dallas, Fort Worth and the rest of north Texas achieve their goals. Not only is it the New Year, but it is that fun thing we call tax season again. Most people do not realize this, [...]

2015 – The Year of Opportunity

Working on that New Year's Resolution list?  Forbes.com states that only 8 percent of people actually keep their resolutions.  Throw away the resolution list and instead look to 2015 as the year for opportunity. The definition of an opportunity is a favorable situation for a positive outcome. The Number 1 "Resolution" is consistently “ Lose [...]

Bariatric Surgery & Constipation

Most people experience no serious problems after weight loss surgery, however one common complaint after weight loss surgery is constipation.  Constipation is usually defined as the inability to pass feces or having difficulty passing feces, because it is dry or hardened.  Having hard stools or bowel movements that occur less than once a week is [...]

Carbs and Understanding Them

Carbs (carbohydrates) are somewhat confusing, no? High protein diets seem to be the big trend regardless if you are doing weight watchers, Atkins, or Ideal Protein. To be successful with weight loss surgery long term, whether you've had lap band, gastric bypass, or gastric sleeve surgery, you must adopt a high protein, low carbohydrate diet for [...]

Financing Your Weight Loss Surgery Procedure

Often, the biggest question when considering bariatric surgery is does my insurance cover weight loss surgery? Bariatric procedures are considered medically necessary and lifesaving, which will often be covered. Insurance companies are recognizing the importance of weight loss procedures like gastric bypass, gastric sleeve and lap band surgery. They are discovering the benefits such as [...]

Truly Understanding the Food Label

Do you truly understand the food label? Think it's just about reading the calories, fat, and protein? There is actually more to it than that!! Whether you live in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Decatur, Texasnext time you're at your local grocery store, learn how to look past the marketing schemes and evaluate the product effectively [...]

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