We love sharing the journeys of our patients. It’s the small steps and the big accomplishments that keep someone celebrating their decision to have bariatric surgery.
Following bariatric surgery some patients may experience discomfort with heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Heartburn and GERD are treatable conditions that can be made better with diet, medication, and some lifestyle to help you along the way.
Beverages and even cup sizes can easily add calories to our days and inches to our waist. We all know that staying hydrated is important, and especially after bariatric surgery, when Dr. Huguet recommends drinking an ounce every half hour. Choosing calorie-free or low-calorie drinks can help keep the calories down and the pounds off.
Being able to enjoy food is a luxurious part of the human experience. Our downfall is often overindulging. Having a caloric plan and understanding each food item’s serving size is important. Registered dietitian Dianna Thomas shares it’s ok to enjoy beloved food as long as it’s one portion and not an entire bowl or bag of something. Fitting in portion-controlled treats and tracking them will help keep within daily calorie/nutrition goals.
By the time you decide to consult with the surgeons at Bay Surgical Weight Loss, you may be ready to go straight into surgery so that you can get started on your new life journey. But it doesn’t happen that quickly for two important reasons.