Surgery Scheduled

January 24, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Well Jackie’s surgery date is getting closer. Jackie found a Bariatric Center in Baton Rouge which has a lot cheaper prices than what is available in Atlanta. Since we are self pay then we are going to opt for that option. I don’t have the exact details and links for the center yet, but will psot those as soon as I find them out. This is really great as This site is not making a lot of money and coming up with the additional 7 grand besides what was allocated in the cafeteria plan was proving a little difficult. This is a much better option and now we need a lot less money. The prices at this center are comparable to what weigh loss surgery prices are in Mexico and we cna still get it done in the States. More to come on this later.

Weight loss tips for the weary

January 9, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 1 Comment 

More...Most weight loss surgery programs need you to lose some weight prior to having the procedure. This helps with a couple of areas. One it makes it easier for the weight loss surgeon to operate as the organs, like the liver shrink and makes it easier to see and move around while performing weight loss surgery. Here are some tips that will help with weight loss no matter what is the reason you need to lose a few pounds.

For many people dieting and more specifically keeping the weight lost off can be a nightmare, the reason for this is usually because many of the diets that people choose are too limited or the person doesn’t change their lifestyle once the desired weight has been reached and falls back into their old routine. Here are some tips to help those that are feeling a little weary, stick to their diet and maintain their weight.
Stick to an exercise routine
Exercising not only plays an important role in helping you to lose weight but also in maintaining your weight once you have reached your desired goal. You should aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes everyday for 5 out of the 7 days of the week, however this doesn’t have to all be done at once, the effects are still the same if you split this into 3 lots of 10 minutes of exercise per day. Finding a form of exercise that you particularly enjoy is essential if you are to stick with it in the long term; another option is joining a gym and working out with friends to give each other the encouragement when the going gets a little tough.


Keep a food journal
Keeping a written account of what you eat, when you eat and how many calories the meal was is a good way to make you more self-aware of conscious of what you eat and how it affects you. It can help you to realize the size of portions in relation to how many calories it contains and helps you to make the changes needed in the future to successfully keep the weight you have lost off for good.

Join a support group
Joining a support group such as weight watchers can often be a huge help for those struggling with their diet and needing support and encouragement, the beauty of groups such as these is that everyone is in the same boat. You are more likely to stick to a regime if you have support and the weekly meetings are an excellent way to get you going again and give you a much needed boost.

Take a good look at yourself
Very often we eat not because we are hungry but out of boredom, anxiety, loneliness or some similar emotion, emotional eating is common and very often we can do it without even realizing it. Take a good look at yourself and your eating habits particularly if you are eating between meals, this is usually the time when most people comfort eat. If you think your problem lies with emotional eating then take steps to alter your behavior by learning new behavioral skills.

Portion size
Be aware of the size of portions that you are eating, it is surprising how many calories are in meals, for example many fast food restaurants now offer super size meals and the calories content in these can be half or more of the total calorie count allowable for your day if you are on a calorie controlled diet.






Laparoscopy in Bariatric Surgery

January 5, 2007 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

As you know, weight loss surgery to help overcome morbid obesity is becoming more and more common. Bariatric surgery is most strongly recommended when your body mass index is 40 or higher, or if your weight is associated with a life-threatening, or disabling condition and your BMI is greater than 35.

If you are like me, you dread the thought of surgery. Not only does going under a knife scare me, I also fear the thought of having a huge ugly scar. Plus, finding the time to take off so I can recuperate is not an easy task. Luckily, if you are looking at having Bariatric Surgery, you are most likely looking at having this done laparoscopically. Laparoscopy weight loss surgery is probably the least invasive and most effective form of surgery. It offers a much less intrusive procedure than an invasive procedure like open weight losss surgery. Read more

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