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5 Facts About Carbs after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

5 Facts About Carbs after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Unless you’re brand new to the world of gastric sleeve—and the way we do things at Endobariatric in particular—you probably know that I recommend a protein-heavy diet for patients who’ve had the gastric sleeve procedure. So where does that leave carbohydrates? And are they really as evil as they’re usually portrayed? Read on for the ...

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Is it Possible to Regain Weight Lost After Gastric Sleeve?

Is it Possible to Regain Weight Lost After Gastric Sleeve?

You’re getting gastric sleeve surgery in order to lose weight, improve your health, and live your best life. But after you’ve put in the work to lose weight, can you regain those pounds? And how easy is it to do so? The truth is that, yes, you absolutely can regain weight you lose. Understanding how ...

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What it’s Really Like Immediately After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What it’s Really Like Immediately After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Most of our patients at Endobariatric have never had gastric sleeve surgery before, so, naturally, they have a lot of questions. And many of those questions revolve around the period right after surgery while they’re still in the hospital. I can only speak for the experience at Endobariatric, of course, but I’m happy to answer ...

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Are You a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Are You a Good Candidate for Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

You’re overweight and want to live a healthier life. Does that automatically make you a good candidate for gastric sleeve surgery? To a surgeon who has your best interests, your safety, and your long-term success in mind, the answer is “no.” To be considered an ideal patient at Endobariatric, I look at a number ...

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Real Food vs Supplements After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Real Food vs Supplements After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Whether you’re new to the idea of gastric sleeve surgery or have been part of the Endobariatric family for years, there’s one thing you’ve probably learned: I recommend a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet to my post-op patients in order to maximize their sleeve results. With all of the protein bars, shakes, and supplements available today, it ...

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4 Ways to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

4 Ways to Prepare for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Like many things in life, taking time to prepare well for gastric sleeve surgery can increase your chances of success significantly. If you choose Endobariatric for your procedure, we’ll walk you through every stage of gastric sleeve—from pre-surgery guidance to maintaining success for the rest of your life. Though not a complete list, here are ...

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What to Eat and Not Eat After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What to Eat and Not Eat After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When TV shows and magazines are full of stories about the latest “right” foods to eat for weight loss, it can be confusing for gastric sleeve patients—especially when it conflicts with what your physician has told you. I don’t know what magical weight loss foods or systems will come out tomorrow, but I do know ...

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The Gassy Truth about Gastric Sleeve

The Gassy Truth about Gastric Sleeve

The question of gas, in its many forms, comes up quite a bit after gastric sleeve surgery. First, know that there are three types of “gas”: the gas you experience in your stomach, the gas we use to inflate the abdomen during surgery, and good old colonic gas. Below are some of the most common ...

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Making the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Decision: The Final Hurdles

Making the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Decision: The Final Hurdles

Choosing to undergo gastric sleeve surgery (or any bariatric surgery) is a huge decision. If you’re struggling to make a definitive commitment to the procedure, rest assured that you’re in good company. And while we encourage everyone to take all the time they need in making the decision, it’s important to understand that, often, those ...

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3 Common Mental Struggles After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

3 Common Mental Struggles After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In the beginning of your gastric sleeve journey, it seems the emphasis is on recovery, new ways of eating and drinking, etc. But your mind is going through a transformation, too. And it’s important to acknowledge feelings that are familiar to many sleevers, especially as they adjust to a new lifestyle.

 

#1: “I’m Tired” ...

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