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Bariatric Calcium Snacks

Calcium Snacks Before & After Bariatric Surgery  Calcium is an essential dietary mineral required by your body for good health.  Not only does calcium help keep your bones and teeth strong, it also keeps your heart, muscles and nerves functioning properly.  Getting enough calcium in your diet after bariatric surgery may seem like a challenge, …

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5 Fitness Tips For Bariatric Patients

Postoperative fitness plan for The Bariatric patient. Many patients ask a common question: When can I start exercising after my surgery? Lets keep it simple. Since all of the surgeries are minimally invasive meaning that small incisions with minimal pain, one should be ambulatory immediately after surgery. So in the recovery room, one hour after …

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6 Tips for Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Undergoing weight-loss surgery is a big decision. Here are some important tips for both before and after your procedure to help you have the smoothest experience possible. Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery: How to Prepare Be Mentally Prepared This weight loss surgery will change your life in a number of ways. Being mentally prepared means understanding …

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Las Vegas Bariatrics Awarded BBB Industry Leader

Dr. Bernie Hanna, M.D. and our team at Las Vegas Bariatrics are proud and honored to announce that we were recently presented as a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Industry Leader. Since 2003, Las Vegas Bariatrics has worked tirelessly to help patients achieve a healthier life through medical and surgical weight loss along with extensive diet …

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How Fat Shaming Can Actually Make People Sick

We all know how important it is to stay in good shape. However, some people have an easier time with that than others. But with more resources than ever out there to help people lose weight, some people think they are doing a good thing when they bring up the weight issues of others. While …

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Weight Loss Surgery, The Right Way.

Wondering if Weight Loss Surgery is for you? When deciding if Weight Loss Surgery is right for you and which Bariatric surgical procedures work for you. Weight loss surgery causes weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and …

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10 Tips to Avoid Getting Stuffed this Thanksgiving

10 Tips to Avoid Getting Stuffed and Overeating on this Thanksgiving PLUS bonus tips for weight loss surgery clients Does overeating on Thanksgiving dinner weigh you down? If so, you are not alone. According to the Calorie Control Council, an association that represents the low and reduced-calorie food industry, the average American may consume 4 …

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How Does Our Hunger & Appetite Affect Us?

Hunger hormones:- Grehlin & Leptin How can Sleeve surgery play a role? How does our hunger and appetite affect us? Leptin is a hormone, made by fat cells, that decreases your appetite. Ghrelin is a hormone that increases appetite, and also plays a role in body weight. Leptin is a mediator of long-term regulation of …

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A Lesson on Restraint

It was Friday- the day before July 4th weekend. I’ve really wanted to try out this new BBQ joint that I hadn’t been to before. I was craving ribs given the nostalgia surrounding the time of year. I drove down there late afternoon, pulled up to this really local-looking, hole-in-the-wall joint. I could smell the …

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery

During your search for weight loss solutions, you may have come across a technique known as gastric sleeve surgery. This has proven to be a very effective form of treatment for many people, but as with any type of surgery, it is important to do your research (and even call Las Vegas Bariatrics to arrange …

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