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
Lose the Weight and
Gain Back Your Life!
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
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
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
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.
Is the temptation to snack in between meals threatening your calorie plan and weight loss? Dr. V. Kuzinkovas of Advanced Surgicare understands. Many of his patients consider the urge to snack to be an obstacle in their weight loss journey. Luckily, Dr. Kuzinkovas has some helpful tips and tricks to help curb snacking in between meals.Read More
Success after weight loss surgery is not determined by any one behavior or diet modification. There are many factors that affect how much weight you lose and how steadily you lose it. According to Dr. V. Kuzinkovas, drinking enough water after surgery can play a part in helping you lose weight and stay healthy after bariatric surgery.Read More
What you do at work can affect other parts of your life, such as your waistline and your weight. If you have put on some weight at your current job, you might want to reevaluate your work habits and make some tweaks.
If you’re like most people, at some point you have probably started a fitness routine and had a difficult time sticking to it. Maybe you got bored, or maybe you weren’t seeing results quick enough. It happens and it is nothing to be ashamed of.
When watching your caloric intake after bariatric surgery, it is best to cook your own meals instead of eating out or getting takeaway food. Having a few key kitchen gadgets can help you eat healthier, streamline your meal prep and enjoy your food!