Category: Gastric sleeve

Planning to Succeed with Gastric Sleeve


If you’ve never been a planner, vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a sure-fire way to change that. All of a sudden you have to plan how to take in the recommended protein, produce, and water. But to maximize your VSG tool, I encourage you to plan in other areas as well. It may sound like work, ...
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Beating “Diet Fatigue” After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Whether your vertical sleeve gastrectomy was a few months ago or a few years ago, nearly everyone gets “diet fatigue” at some point. You may not know what it’s called, but you might be experiencing it right now: feeling just plain sick of watching what you eat and exercising. So how do you move past ...
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Easy Pantry and Freezer Meals That Are Bariatric-Friendly


A perpetually empty pantry or freezer is a threat to your weight loss journey. When it’s mealtime and you don’t have healthy options on hand, it’s tempting to head to the drive-through or pick up something quick at a convenience store. Keeping your pantry and freezer stocked with easy-to-prepare meals will help you make good ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Use Food As a Reward


The idea of using food as a type of reward is ingrained in us from an early age. Maybe your parents allowed you dessert only after finishing your dinner, or your doctors gave you lollipops after administering a round of shots. You probably celebrated nearly every big event in your life, including birthdays and graduations, ...
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The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Other Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients


Many patients love it when sleeve brothers and sisters post their VSG success stories on our private Facebook group, saying it helps them stay motivated. For others, though, viewing seemingly-overnight changes is frustrating. Why aren’t I losing like them? they wonder. We all compare ourself to others from time to time, but doing so too ...
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Body Dysmorphia After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Oh, the joy of seeing the numbers on the scale drop and your body shrink following gastric sleeve in Mexico! After years (or perhaps a lifetime) of being overweight or obese, it’s truly thrilling to feel normal…healthy…even sexy. Some VSG patients, though, still see a much larger person in the mirror than what’s actually there. ...
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Countering Triggers to Overeat After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Gastric sleeve in Mexico is pretty magical, but it can’t eliminate triggers in your life that prompt your body and mind to go into “mindless eating mode.” It takes honesty, planning, and, frankly, quite a bit of determination to get around daily triggers that can sabotage your VSG success. Below are some common triggers and ...
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Navigating New Romances After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Getting back into the dating world after—or during—the many physical and emotional changes that accompany VSG is a unique challenge. From unrealistic expectations (“It’s going to be a piece of cake now that I’m thinner”) to insecurities (“Who’s going to think all this excess skin is attractive?”), it can be a steep learning curve. Below ...
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Can Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Benefits Your Kids’ Health?


VSG patients aren’t new to the weight loss struggle. In fact, you may have been overweight or obese since your youth, and, statistically speaking, your family members probably do (or did) struggle with weight issue as well. As much as we’d like to blame genetics for those extra pounds, the truth is that unhealthy lifestyles ...
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