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Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Pre-Op Diet Really That Bad?

Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Pre-Op Diet Really That Bad?

Yes. Or no. Does that help? The truth is that I’ve heard the gastric sleeve pre-op diet described as everything from “horrible” to “a breeze”. Your experience will be your own, though some things tend to be pretty common during this period. But first, let’s take a quick look at a few pre-op diet facts ...

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Tools and Gadgets to Make Life Easier After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Tools and Gadgets to Make Life Easier After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Just because you have to work hard to make the most of your vertical sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t mean you can’t get a little help along the way. Your gastric sleeve diet and exercise routine will determine your outcome, and a boost from modern technology can make these everyday musts easier and more rewarding. There are ...

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Why Did You Really Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Why Did You Really Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Duh, right? You chose gastric sleeve in Mexico because you were tired of being overweight and wanted to live at a healthy weight—perhaps for the first time ever. While weight loss is the most obvious goal for bariatric patients, the journey is almost always about much more than just nudging the scale downward. And when ...

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Advantages of Losing Weight Slowly After Gastric Sleeve

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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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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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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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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The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve: Part 2

The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve: Part 2

Who has time to lose weight? You do! Last week’s vertical sleeve gastrectomy blog encouraged you to get brutally honest with yourself, use a planner, and make your life excuse-proof—all to bolster your odds of success in a crazy-busy world. This week’s article continues that theme, with a few more ideas to keep you on ...

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Life doesn’t usually stop just because you’ve decided to get VSG. You still have the same commitments: work, family, friends, church, community. And on top of those things, you now have to work with your gastric sleeve diet and fitness needs. Or worse, maybe your already-hectic schedule suddenly becomes even more hectic—going back to work ...

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Fighting Carb Addiction After Your Gastric Sleeve

Fighting Carb Addiction After Your Gastric Sleeve

Most VSG patients have a love-hate relationship with carbs: They love to eat them and hate what they do to their weight. Carb addiction is very real—and a very real threat to your gastric sleeve diet. Whether you’re on your first day of the pre-op program or years into your sleeve journey, a compulsion to ...

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