Post date: Jan 21st, 2014
Wish you had a magic wand that would make you feel more satisfied with a smaller serving of food?
Post date: Jan 9th, 2014
Keep calories and sodium low by ordering sashimi instead.
Post date: Oct 31st, 2013
High-calorie liquids - such as fancy coffee drinks, milk shakes, soda, fruit juice, creamy soups, and alcoholic drinks - slip right through your Gastric Band.
Post date: Oct 2nd, 2013
Tired of sipping plain water between meals?
Post date: Jul 18th, 2013
“Sugar free” on a food label means less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving; “Reduced sugar” means at least 25 percent less sugar than in a regular version of that product.
Post date: Jun 27th, 2013
Serve your meals on smaller plates and in smaller bowls.
Post date: May 2nd, 2013
After weeks of liquids post-surgery, even plain cottage cheese tastes heavenly as you make your progression toward solid foods! And there are other mushy foods that taste even better.
Post date: Apr 24th, 2013
Foods rich in fiber are important for heart and digestive health, but foods full of tough, stringy, hard-to-digest fibers could obstruct the outlet between your pouch and the rest of your stomach.
Post date: Apr 17th, 2013
You hear a lot about the health benefits of losing weight - improvements in conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and asthma - but another major plus that doesn’t seem to garner as much attention is the positive effect that weight-loss with Gastric Banding can have on quality of life.
Post date: Mar 14th, 2013
If you’re getting hungry less than two to three hours after a meal and find that your weight-loss has slowed down, it may be time for a Gastric Band adjustment.
Post date: Mar 6th, 2013
Although foods agree (or disagree) with each person differently, some have more potential for causing trouble on the way down. Think - pizza, sandwiches, morning toast, pasta. But you may not need to give up on them.
Post date: Jan 16th, 2013
If you eat alone, slowing down the pacing of your meal can be a special challenge.
Post date: Nov 28th, 2012
Looking for relief from the burn? It just might come when you lose the weight. Here’s how heartburn symptoms can be connected to obesity and eating habits.
Post date: Nov 10th, 2012
Before your surgery, you may hear things like, “Why can’t you just lose weight the normal way?” or “Isn’t having surgery taking the easy way out?”
Post date: Nov 6th, 2012
Like it or not, weight-loss is still a result of taking in less kilojoules than we burn…. even with a Gastric Band.