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Hidden Chemicals and Sugars in Processed Food

May 1, 2020 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Sugars in Processed Food

The food industry has long added sugars to increase palatability in processed foods, but not without causing serious health issues along the way, including a higher risk of obesity. Below, Sydney specialist surgeon Dr V. Kuzinkovas discusses the prevalence of such additives in processed food, and how consuming this food makes weight loss more difficult.

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Is Fasting an Effective Weight Loss Strategy?

April 2, 2020 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Fasting for Weight Loss

You may lose weight if you can manage to fast, but you can also harm your body. In fact, longer-term fasting is more apt to hurt you than help you. Below, trusted Sydney bariatric surgeon Dr Vytauras Kuzinkovas discusses various types of bariatric surgery that prove more effective than fasting.

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Obesity and Diabetes

March 4, 2020 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Obesity & Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the most serious side effects of the lifestyle choices that lead to obesity. Numbers of diabetes cases have been soaring, in Australia and worldwide, as populations become more sedentary and less inclined to cook healthy food at home.

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Tips to Deal With Nerves the Week of Your Surgery

February 3, 2020 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
Calming nerves before your surgery

Surgery is always a big event, and a surgical procedure that will improve your health and happiness so dramatically is especially important. There is a lot to wonder about and prepare for: the days leading up to your operation, your time in the hospital and the weeks of recovery that will reshape your life.

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Fighting Sugar Cravings After Surgery

January 6, 2020 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

You’ve had some great times together: The bacon burger you met during a midnight trek to the drive-thru, the mountainous sundae you discovered one glorious Monday, the many high-calorie creations that always greeted you at the buffet.Read More

What Patients Wish They Had Known Before Weight Loss Surgery

December 8, 2019 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

Bariatric surgery is all about looking forward — to a new life, a new shape and the freedom that comes with lower weight and greater confidence. But second-guessing can also be part of the process. What could I have done differently to prepare for the day of surgery, or the weeks after? Was I ready for dramatic change, or had I become comfortable with my sedentary lifestyle and massive appetite?Read More

How a Dietician Can Help You After Weight Loss Surgery

October 11, 2019 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
How a Dietician Can Help You After Weight Loss Surgery

After weight loss surgery, you will need to learn how to adapt to your new digestive system. The amount of food your stomach can hold after surgery is significantly less than before, and the way your body absorbs nutrients changes. You will need to make very smart choices about what you eat in order to give your body the fuel and nutrients you need and lose weight steadily and safely. Nutritional counseling with a bariatric dietician is essential to this learning process.Read More

Fitting Exercise Into Your Busy Everyday Life

September 12, 2019 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare
How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Everyday Life

Exercise is a key part of losing weight and keeping it off long-term. But exercise is often the first thing to fall to the wayside when your schedule fills up. Here, Dr. V. Kuzinkovas offers his best tips for fitting exercise into your routine, no matter how busy you are!Read More

Everything you need to know about protein

August 22, 2019 | Posted by: Advanced Surgicare

If you have had bariatric surgery, chances are your dietitian has mentioned how important protein is throughout your weight loss journey. So if you know you are not getting enough protein but ae not sure why you need it, or how to work out how much you need, here is everything you need to know.

What is protein?

As one of the 3 key nutrients, protein is primarily found in animal based foods including dairy, meat, eggs, fish as well as in smaller quantities in nuts, seeds and legumes. Unlike carbohydrate, the body actually requires a certain amount of protein each day in order to maintain a number of metabolic processes in the body and if these levels are too low over time metabolism will slow halting weight loss.

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