Tricks to Keep Things…Moving…After Gastric Sleeve


Yep, we’re going there, VSG family. We’re going to the bathroom. Or not going to the bathroom, as the case may be. Constipation is a not-uncommon complaint for vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients, and it hits bariatric populations for a number of reasons. Some of it can be chalked up to your new, lower carb gastric sleeve diet. ...
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Advantages of Losing Weight Slowly After Gastric Sleeve


The only thing I can say with certainty after vertical sleeve gastrectomy is that you will lose weight. How fast will you lose it? How much will you lose? How many calories will be optimal for your weight loss? Will you need skin removal surgery? In a nutshell: I don’t know. We can—and will—give you ...
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Surprising Behaviors that Lead to Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Regaining some of the weight you’ve lost after vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be frustrating. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to pinpoint where you’re going wrong, especially if you’re regularly diving into a box of cookies or skipping the gym. But there are some not-so-obvious things you’re doing—or not doing—that can impact your long-term ...
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Gastric Sleeve in Mexico: Are You Really Ready to Change?


You’re considering bariatric surgery in Mexico because you want to lose weight. So you must be ready for it, right? Well, maybe. Wanting to lose weight doesn’t mean you’re prepared to make the changes necessary to achieve substantial weight loss after your vertical sleeve gastrectomy and then maintain that healthy weight for a lifetime. So ...
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Why You are Feeling Depressed After Gastric Sleeve


When all you see are posts about people losing weight and loving life after VSG surgery, you might feel like you’re the only one struggling with depression. Rest assured that you’re not. There are multiple reasons that tough emotions come to the surface after vertical sleeve gastrectomy, but the good news is that there’s plenty ...
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Why Stress Eating is Worse Than Overeating Alone After Gastric Sleeve


Vertical sleeve gastrectomy can help solve a number of problems in your life, but it can’t eliminate stressors that are thrown at you. From relationship problems to family illness to job loss, sometimes anxiety feels like a constant companion. And when it does, how often do you reach for celery for comfort? I’m guessing never. ...
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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients: Your Protein Source Matters


Protein shakes seem like an easy way to reach your daily nutrient goals while on a gastric sleeve diet. They’re even necessary sometimes, especially right after you’ve been sleeved, when you’re limited to liquids. But a recent study confirms what I’ve been saying for years: Getting protein from a variety of sources (and not shakes or bars) ...
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The Power of Non-Scale Victories After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Even though I advise against being tied to the scale after vertical sleeve gastrectomy, I know many patients closely track how many pounds they’ve shed. Here’s the thing: When stalls happen, they can be depressing. They can even tempt you to go backward in your journey. But when the scale isn’t your friend—and you’re honestly ...
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When to Stop Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


When they first get gastric sleeve, most patients are thinking solely about losing weight—not when and how to stop the process. For folks who’ve spent most of their lives overweight or obese, the idea of losing too much weight is almost laughable. But knowing when and how to stop shedding pounds is a very real ...
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