July 14, 2014 ObesityChat Podcast

Dr. Alvarez goes live answering questions about weight loss, surgery and other alternatives to resolve obesity. www.endobariatric.com On this episode Dr. Alvarez answers the following questions: What type of cardio work out do you recommend, for how long, and how often do you recommend? Is there anything you can do to help firm excess skin? My BMI still says I’m obese. I’m 5’4″ and weigh 175 pounds now. Should I still be concerned? How much should someone who is 5’5 and starts at 260 expect to lose monthly, is slower necessarily better than fast losing?? What do you suggest for stalled/plateaus in weight loss? How many calories should I consume? I’m 4ft6. Can you address depression after weight loss surgery? How the loss of food as a comfort can really put people into a tail spin and ways to help? I would like to know about recommended calorie & carbohydrate intake after about 3-4 months. Should these increase with strenuous exercise regimen? Should I count total carbs or net carbs when I figure out my daily carb intake? I have back surgery coming up and I am trying to decide when to have VSG. My surgeon says no WLS surgery three weeks before or after my back surgery. From a bariatric perspective is this enough time between these two surgeries? I would like to know what i can do to kick start my loosing weight again? Whats your advice on surgery for a 15 years old of 225 pounds? How do I talk to her about these life long changes? And how do younger people do when they have this surgery young? If she had this surgery at 15 what is life like at 25 or 35? What causes the reaction of burping 30 minutes after I stop eating? What is the best way to deal with head hunger? Do you do plastic surgery on WLS patients? Can anemia cause a slow down in my weight loss? Can this slow down my weight loss even though I am still active and eat correctly? Do you dump with the sleeve? Is there anything I can do to prevent hair loss or at least decrease the amount of hair loss? Follow Dr. Alvarez: www.Endobariatric.com www.facebook.com/endobariatric www.DrAlvarezTV.com www.youtube.com/endobariatric www.twitter.com/endobariatric www.google.com/+Endobariatric www.pinterest.com/endobariatric