What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?

What Happens After Weight Loss Surgery?

Today we field a question from one of our members at www.logicallosers.com 

This is episode 350. Download here

What's the Difference
Gastric Bypass Procedure vs. Gastric Sleeve Procedure: The Differences. A doctor attaches a small pouch to the intestine in order to bypass the stomach. The surgeon removes a portion of the stomach, producing a tube-shaped stomach (sleeve)

Restrictive operations like gastric sleeve surgery make the stomach smaller and help people lose weight. … More than half of your stomach is removed, leaving a thin vertical sleeve, or tube, that is about the size of a banana. Surgical staples keep your new stomach closed.

Is it Worth it?
No matter which weight loss surgery you choose, the procedure will be expensive and will require that you make big changes to your lifestyle. You might wonder if gastric bypass is worth it. Or if other procedures like the gastric balloon, sleeve gastrectomy or lap band is worth the risk

Pros and Cons
A gastric sleeve surgery is a restrictive procedure to help you with weight loss. Find out its' pros and cons before making your decision. A gastric sleeve surgery (sleeve gastrectomy) is a restrictive procedure to help you with weight loss. … Your new stomach size limits the amount of food you can eat

Can You Put The Weight Back On?
As a result, patients lose up to 70% of their excess body weight within 18 months to 2 years. However, up to 3 out of 10 gastric sleeve patients gain weight after reaching their low weight (1)(2). The amount varies widely by patient, ranging from only a small amount of weight to all of it (3)(4) source

What do you need to take after the surgery?

Multivitamin with Minerals – You'll want to use chewable vitamins or patches for the first month after surgery. …
Iron – Iron may be recommended. …
Calcium Citrate – Taken 3 times daily.
Vitamin B12 – May be recommended.

Avoid sugar, sugar-containing foods and beverages, concentrated sweets and fruit juices. For the first two months following surgery, your calorie intake should be between 300 and 600 calories a day, with a focus on thin and thicker liquids. Daily caloric intake should not exceed 1,000 calories source

THIS POST has a ton of people who seem to be gaining the weight back after operations

She Lost 100+ Lbs With Small Achievable Steps

I was reading a Dr. Oz Magazing that included the story of Andrea Freitas who does the A Measured Life blog on how she lost 100+ lbs. Here are some of the steps she took:

She replaced one coke with a glass of water each week.

She cut her calories by eating smaller portions instead of cutting out food.

This also took years to achieve. She didn't do this in six weeks.

She went from 275 to 168 and she is keeping it off.

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