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Why You are Feeling Depressed After Gastric Sleeve

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

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

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 ...

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When to Stop Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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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The Power of Non-Scale Victories After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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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Is There a Stigma About Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

Is There a Stigma About Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

If you’ve made the decision to have a vertical sleeve gastrectomy in Mexico—and told even one person about it—you already know the answer to that question: oh yes. It’s hard enough to “convince” people that bariatric surgery is the right course of action for you, but bariatric surgery in Mexico? You’re bound to get an ...

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Wrestling with Body Image After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Wrestling with Body Image After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The pounds are dropping off thanks to VSG, so why is your body image still suffering? With most social media posts focusing on new and improved post-bariatric bodies, many vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients believe they’re the only one whose brain hasn’t caught up with their body. The truth is that body image issues are incredibly ...

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How Fat is “Fat Enough” For Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

How Fat is “Fat Enough” For Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

As a bariatric surgeon I hear—and relieve—many concerns from my VSG patients. Among the questions I get is whether a patient is at a “correct” weight for gastric sleeve surgery. Usually it’s a matter of “am I too obese for the procedure?” but sometimes patients worry they aren’t overweight enough. With the standard caveat ...

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Getting to Know and Love Yourself After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Getting to Know and Love Yourself After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Going into VSG, you may have believed the procedure was only about weight loss. Now you know that it affects your entire life. You’re doing things that, perhaps, you never thought you could. My patients change daily, but their heads sometimes struggle to keep up with these new realities. Getting to know—and, yes, love—who you ...

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Getting to a “Yes” Mindset After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Getting to a “Yes” Mindset After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Since VSG surgery came into your life, it may feel like all you’ve been doing is saying “yes” to new things. You decided to undergo the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure, you had bariatric surgery (in Mexico!), and you’ve had to conform to a new gastric sleeve diet. But you’re probably also stuck in some pretty ...

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