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Is Support Necessary After Gastric Sleeve?

Is Support Necessary After Gastric Sleeve?

The truth is that support is crucial before, during, and after your gastric sleeve. But for those not blessed with helpful family and friends, you absolutely can succeed in your weight loss—with a lot of determination and a support system that you create.

 

Support Before Sleeve Surgery

 

It’s hard enough to make the ...

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Can You Stretch Out Your Gastric Sleeve?

Can You Stretch Out Your Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve surgery is an investment—from the monetary aspect to the time and energy you put into losing excess weight. It’s only natural to want to protect that investment. So it’s no surprise that patients frequently wonder whether they can stretch out their sleeve if they eat too much. The short answer is “no.” ...

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Gastric Sleeve and Exercise: A Resolution to Keep All Year

Gastric Sleeve and Exercise: A Resolution to Keep All Year

You’ve probably made the same resolution for years: Lose weight. And with gastric sleeve surgery, that goal is finally a real, lasting possibility. But with all the emphasis on what foods to eat—and not eat—after gastric sleeve, sometimes the importance of exercise gets lost. Here’s how to make exercise a part of your healthy sleeve ...

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Your Gastric Sleeve Can Make Your Child Smarter

Your Gastric Sleeve Can Make Your Child Smarter

That’s one heck of an idea, isn’t it? But, shockingly, it seems to be true that bariatric surgery like gastric sleeve can not only benefit you and your family today, but it might also affect your future children in a positive way. So let’s look at weight loss and its impact on potential parents and ...

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The Truth About Alcohol After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Truth About Alcohol After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A glass of wine with dinner, a cold beer after mowing the yard…alcohol is woven into the fabric of life for many of us. But if you’ve had bariatric surgery such as gastric sleeve—or are considering it—you need to understand how alcohol can affect you, both mentally and physically.

 

Issue #1: Drunker, Faster

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Gastric Sleeve: The Answer to Sky-High U.S. Obesity Numbers

Gastric Sleeve: The Answer to Sky-High U.S. Obesity Numbers

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. adults are now obese—the highest numbers the United States has ever recorded. It’s almost as common to be obese as it is to be overweight or normal weight. Yikes! What’s even more troubling? Obesity rates have continued to climb despite the government’s attempts to address it. It seems obvious ...

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Defeating Childhood Obesity with the Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Defeating Childhood Obesity with the Gastric Sleeve Surgery

It’s tough enough to deal with obesity as an adult. But when kids and teens battle weight problems, it takes a huge toll on their minds and bodies that almost always continues into adulthood. But help, in the form of gastric sleeve surgery, can create a healthy new future for teens and their families.

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4 Facts Type II Diabetics Should Know About Gastric Sleeve

4 Facts Type II Diabetics Should Know About Gastric Sleeve

 In 2012, the National Institutes of Health stated that about 29.1 million Americans—nearly 10 percent of the population—are living with diabetes. And the news probably hasn’t gotten better in the years since that report. Among the long list of problems frequently linked to obesity is type II diabetes. In fact, obesity is thought to ...

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The Insane Amount of Money You Can Save by Losing Weight

The Insane Amount of Money You Can Save by Losing Weight

Losing weight through gastric sleeve surgery can improve your life in a million big and little ways, but have you ever considered the impact to your wallet? As it turns out, slimming down can fatten your bank account by tens of thousands of dollars—no matter how old you are.

 

The Cost of Being Fat ...

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Drinking Fluids after Gastric Sleeve Surgery: The Do’s and Don’ts

Drinking Fluids after Gastric Sleeve Surgery: The Do’s and Don’ts

What goes into your body after gastric sleeve surgery is critical, especially in the first few weeks. But we get questions about fluids—how much, what kinds, what to avoid—from patients at every stage of their sleeve journey. Here are some of the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to your favorite sippers.

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