Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Proton Pump Inhibitor The laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (or sleeve) is considered to be a high pressured system. What that means: functionally, the stomach remains intact with preservation of the gastroesophageal sphincter at the top of the stomach and the pyloric sphincter at the bottom. But, since the fundus or “excess” stomach has been removed, the pressure on those sphincters is greater. In the first year post-op, this high pressure can lend people who have never had symptoms of GERD or reflux to require treatment with Proton-Pump Inhibitors. Your doctor may even place you on a post-operative PPI as a prophylaxis to prevent this[...]

The Trouble with Sitting

The Trouble with Sitting Do you sit in an office chair or on your couch for more than six hours a day? Then here are some disturbing facts: Your risk of heart disease has increased by up to 64 percent. You're shaving off seven years of quality life. You're also more at risk for certain types of cancer. Simply put, sitting is killing you. That's the bad news. The good news: It's easy to counteract and prevent sedentary components that negatively affect your health. Since childhood you've known that being a couch potato is bad. But why? Simply put, our bodies weren't made to sit all day. Sitting for long periods of time, even with exercise, has a negative effect on our health. What's worse, many of us sit up to 15 hours a day. That means some of us spend the bulk of our waking moments on the couch, in an office chair, or in a car. An Estimated Timeline of[...]

Mindful Eating Tips

What is mindful eating? Thoughtfully considering the food you have selected to eat and making a conscious decision if it is right for your weight loss goal. In this blog, we will explain why people overeat and provide you with mindful eating tips to help you succeed at your weight loss goals. What causes you to eat? Do you eat when you are bored, overwhelmed, sad, stressed, or anxious? Do you eat because you are with friends? Are you actually hungry or just eating because…. All of these are questions you should be asking yourself before you take the next drink or bite of food. Many people struggle with hunger cues, because in our society everything revolves around food. After weight loss surgery, you must be mindful of what you eat in order to reach your weight loss goals. The following blog will help you work through some of these issues. <[...]