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Trendy Unhealthy Diets to Avoid After Gastric Sleeve

If you've recently had a gastric sleeve surgery with CER Bariatrics, you've taken a big step to get healthier. After the surgery, it's important to be careful about the diets you choose. There are Trendy Unhealthy Diets to Avoid that might seem popular but could actually be harmful or not helpful for your health after a gastric sleeve surgery. Let's take a closer look at some of these diets and why it's better to steer clear of them to ensure you take the best care of yourself. Trendy Unhealthy Diets to Avoid and What to Do Instead Action Why to Avoid It What to Do Instead: Drinking Only Liquids for a Very Long Time While liquids are good right after the surgery, only long-term consumption might not give your body the important nutrients it needs, such as proteins, good fats, and vitamins and minerals. Gradually switch from liquids to eating a variety of healthy foods. Extreme Diets with Very Few Calories Diets that promise fast weight loss with few calories can harm your health. After a gastric sleeve surgery, it's crucial to give your body the right nutrition and lose weight healthily, not super fast. Talk to a [...]

5 Bariatric Budgeting Apps: Taking Control of Your Finances

Let's talk about something important: your wallet. After surgery, your expenses might change, and that's where these 5 budgeting apps come in handy so you can manage your finances and stay healthy on a budget. .   BudgetMate: Your Money Buddy    - What It Does: Helps you track your spending after surgery.    - Why It's Great:   - Easy to Use: No complicated stuff.   - Reminders: It pings you when bills are due.   SavingsSnap: Your Financial Sidekick   - What It Does: Guides you in saving money during and after surgery.    - Why It's Great:   - Goals Made Easy: Sets savings goals just for you.   - See Where It Goes: Helps you understand your spending.   MealPlanner+: Eating Healthy on a Budget   - What It Does: Makes budget-friendly meal plans for your new post-surgery diet.    - Why It's Great:   - Cheap Recipes: Affordable and nutritious meal ideas.   - Grocery Helper: Makes shopping for your new meals a breeze.   HealthWallet: Keep Your Medical Costs in Check   - What It Does: Organizes all your surgery and health-related expenses.    - Why It's Great:   - No More Chaos: Sorts out surgery bills from regular health bills. [...]

Alcohol Cravings Post-bariatric Surgery

Managing alcohol cravings after surgery is a crucial aspect of the recovery process and requires careful attention. This is particularly important after bariatric surgery, as it can significantly impact long-term well-being and success. Learning and implementing effective strategies to cope with these cravings healthily and sustainably is crucial. Developing healthy coping mechanisms, such as seeking support from healthcare professionals or engaging in alternative activities, can play a significant role in managing alcohol cravings post-bariatric surgery. By prioritizing the development of these strategies, individuals can better navigate the challenges associated with alcohol cravings and establish a solid foundation for their ongoing recovery journey. Alcohol cravings post-bariatric surgery, it can be challenging to drink alcohol because the surgery changes how the body absorbs and breaks down alcohol. This is especially true for procedures like gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy, which alter the stomach and intestines. Increased Sensitivity: After surgery, the smaller stomach size and changed digestive pathways absorb alcohol faster. This leads to quicker intoxication and more potent effects from even small amounts of alcohol. Nutritional Concerns: Alcohol has empty calories with no nutritional value, which can make it harder to lose weight and can interfere with critical nutritional goals [...]

Maintain Your Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

10 WAYS TO MAINTAIN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY How to maintain your weight Loss after bariatric surgery is a lifesaving procedure. You will lose weight. You will reduce your co-morbidities and you will feel better and look better. However, to be successful (long-term), you have to change your diet. This sounds simple, but it’s not. Be prepared for a struggle. You’ve spent much of your life building and reinforcing bad eating habits. Those have to change. Here are 10 ways to maintain your weight loss after bariatric surgery. 1. EAT YOUR BREAKFAST Most people are pretty good at eating the same breakfast day in and day out, and usually this is a healthy meal! Start your day right with some protein, fruit or vegetable and some fiber in order to start your metabolism for the day. Your surgery was designed for you to eat small amounts of food a few times per day, so you can’t skip breakfast and eat more at dinnertime. 2. SAVE YOUR STARCHES Many of our patients find that their appetite returns about 6-9 months after surgery, and they usually find more room in their diet for starches! These are things like bread, [...]

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