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The #1 Way to Maximize your Bariatric Surgery Success

Published on March 9, 2012 by

We read often about the health and weight-loss benefits of eating less and moving more. As a general rule, that statement can be effective. I also know that for most people who are 100 pounds or more overweight, “eat less and move more” is like telling them to try moving a continent with their finger […]

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The Allure of the “Fad Diet”

Published on February 22, 2012 by

It’s that time of year again. The time when many New Year’s Resolution makers who chose weight loss as their goal, begin to abort the mission. For some, it’s because they tried to do too much, too quickly. For others, perhaps the reason is that they didn’t lose as much as they thought they would. […]

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Follow up appointments

Published on January 19, 2011 by

Our surgeons continue to get busier and busier due to the obesity explosion in the US, our fabulous reputation, and the fact that we are contracted with numberous IPA’s and insurance companies.It is getting increasingly difficult for the doctors to see all their patients in follow up.Many of you mainly see the PA’s for followup […]

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Telesupport Group Meeting

Published on November 27, 2010 by

Bariatric Support Centers International offers a free tele- support group twice a month. This support group is held on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month. It is held at 5:00 pm on Mondays and 11:00 am on Thursdays. (pacific time) For those of you who find it difficult to get to one […]

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One Year Lab Work

Published on September 27, 2010 by

Follow up with the surgical practice is a very important aspect to help you reach your weight loss goals. It is also imperative if you have had a gastric bypass surgery that you come in for your one year follow up and labwork. At that appointment, the surgeon or PA will order a very comprehensive […]

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Tips for getting started on an exercise program

Published on September 21, 2010 by

Often getting started on an exercise program is daunting to those who have been inactive for years. Here are a few tips that might make it easier. Remember there are all types of exercise and the old saying “no pain, no gain” is definitely out of date. Pick an activity that you enjoy Begin at […]

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Eating too fast

Published on September 2, 2010 by

Yesterday I blogged about the rule of “one bite every 10 minutes” for patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. This is necessary to protect the pouch and anastamosis from stretching. But eating more slowly has many other benefits for anyone trying to lose weight. You taste and enjoy your food more You give your body […]

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One bite every 10 minutes!

Published on September 2, 2010 by

Lately there have been some questions posed to me by patients and Diane LeMont, our program psychologist, about the recommendation that patients who have had bariatric surgery try to eat their meals very slowly, over at least 30 to 45 minutes. He has always recommended the adage, “one bite every 10 minutes”. Some patients are […]

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Published on August 25, 2010 by

Many dieticians recommend keeping a food diary for patients who are trying to lose weight. This is especially helpful for patients who are at a weight plateau, or for patients who feel that they are not losing fast enough. In our busy society, many of us have developed bad habits of eating on the run, […]

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10 important rules

Published on August 16, 2010 by

I wanted to share some tips that are being recommended by the makers of the lap band. Eat only three small meals a day Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly Stop eating as soon as you feel full. Do not drink while you are eating Do not eat between meals Eat only quality foods. […]

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