Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Weight loss surgery improves Type 2 diabetes

In this study, 80% of people undergoing sleeve gastrectomy had resolution of their diabetes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Protein questions and answers

Why do I need protein?

*Protein helps you to lose fat, maintain muscle, and promotes proper healing after surgery

How much protein do I need?

*You should get about 70 grams of protein daily

What are some ways that I can add protein to my diet?

*Liquid Protein Supplement
*Protein powder
*Choose protein dense foods over starch-fish, chicken, eggs, or beans instead of potatoes, rice, or noodles
*When making protein shakes, freeze milk in ice trays and use when blending shakes instead of ice.

What type of protein should I choose in a supplement?

*Choose protein supplements that contain whey or soy isolate. These types of proteins are better absorbed after gastric bypass

*If lactose intolerance is an issue, choose whey isolate protein supplements because it contains almost no lactose. Whey concentrate and soy milk are also well tolerated in many people who experience lactose intolerance

What happens if I do not get enough protein?

*Muscle wasting, hair loss, weakness

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weight loss surgery is not just for the super obese anymore

This article describes how the bypass and band work. It also hilights how dramatically your health can improve with weight loss surgery.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Athlete after weight loss surgery

Click on the title to see the inspiring story of one man who became an athlete after weight loss surgery.