Tips for Working Out Without a Gym


Many people have a hard time making it to the gym to exercise during the week. The current pandemic has made this even more difficult as gyms have been closed or reduced their capacity to allow for more social distancing. If you want to stay on track with your fitness goals, you should have a ...
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Calming Anxiety Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a medical procedure, so it’s completely normal to have some anxiety as your surgery date approaches. Some of my patients are too excited to feel stressed, but I would say the majority have at least a little bit of nervousness. Not surprisingly, one of the questions I hear most often is, ...
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How to Ask for Help During Your Gastric Sleeve Journey


Having support before and after gastric sleeve in Mexico can make a huge difference in whether you achieve your goals—and how hard or easy the process is for you. Most people want to help loved ones but may not know how. Sometimes, their well-intentioned efforts may even make it more difficult for VSG patients. One ...
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Converting a Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve


I hear it from prospective VSG patients all the time: lap band seemed like a good idea at the time, but it hasn’t helped much. And in some cases, it’s actually hurt their health. We talk a lot about patients having bariatric surgery in Mexico for the first time, but I do a fair amount ...
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5 Willpower Tips for Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Journey


Even with the tool you received during gastric sleeve in Mexico, willpower still comes into play as you lose weight and then maintain a healthy weight. But Dr. A, you may think, if I had willpower, I wouldn’t have needed VSG! The truth is that willpower alone won’t help many overweight and obese patients, but ...
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How to keep your Gastric sleeve surgery results from negative people


When considering vertical sleeve gastrectomy, most patients focus on issues like safety, efficacy, and affordability. Potential sabotage from unsupportive friends and family doesn’t usually make the “important factors” list—but it should. It’s easy to imagine yourself sidestepping unhelpful comments and actions, but the reality can be much tougher. Why do they do that? There are ...
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The Role of Acid Blockers After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Acid reflux is one of the many diseases and conditions gastric sleeve in Mexico can relieve. But VSG can also introduce acid blockers to people who’ve never had to use them before. Why the seeming paradox? And will you live on acid blockers forever? VSG and reflux For reasons science can’t fully explain, overweight and ...
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The Truth About Protein and Your Gastric Sleeve Diet


We get so many questions about protein after gastric sleeve in Mexico: Am I getting enough? How do I get more? Why is it so important? I get it; it can be confusing. Before we dive in, though, I want to point out that we typically recommend a high protein-low carb diet for our vertical ...
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Changing Your Environment After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


With vertical sleeve gastrectomy, you get a tool that provides a significant advantage in your efforts to lose weight and become the healthiest you. But as every sleever can attest, weight loss still requires plenty of effort on the patient’s part. Though it can be difficult or even painful, one of the most powerful things ...
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