Current U.S. statistics suggest that one-third of American adults are obese, while over two-thirds of adults are overweight or obese. Overweight and obese individuals are at risk for many diseases and health conditions owing to their excess weight. Gastric Sleeve, Lap Band, and Gastric Bypass can resolve co morbidities of severe obesity in most cases!
Don’t let the holidays distract you from your routine!!
The weight loss surgery patient has special metabolic needs and your health may suffer if you avoid the recommended daily supplementation!
For the best multivitamin look for an adult chewable, full spectrum vitamin that has all the recommended nutrients from “A to Zinc!”
If you are a gastric bypass patient, make sure you take 2 every day!
Children’s chewables and gummies do not suffice.
Two studies, released 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine are the first to compare stomach-reducing operations to medicines alone for “diabesity” – Type 2 diabetes caused by obesity.
Paring pounds through weight-loss surgery doesn’t just make people feel younger — it may actually rewind genetic signs of aging, according to a small study of obese bariatric patients.
Stanford University researchers found that the chromosome caps known as telomeres, which typically get shorter as people age, actually grew longer in certain people who had gastric bypass surgery.
“If your telomeres get longer, you’re likely to reverse the effects of aging,” said Dr. John Morton, Stanford’s chief of bariatric surgery and president-elect of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, or ASMBS.
Disrupt the holiday eating and begin your day with these delicious and bariatric friendly egg white enchiladas! We love using green chili enchilada sauce or red enchilada sauce because both are delicious! Make ahead and heat up fast for a busy morning or great for a busy work night meal!
3 cups egg whites or egg whites from 18 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
1 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
10 oz packages frozen spinach
4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat Colby-Jack cheese (Sargento)
1 cup green enchilada sauce
1 medium avocado, diced
*Pour 1/3 cup enchiladas sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
*In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites, water, and a pinch salt and pepper. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet over medium heat. Add 1/4 of the egg whites (about 1/2 cup), swirling to evenly cover the bottom of the pan. Cook until set, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until set, about 1 more minute. Set aside on a dish and repeat with the remaining eggs until all your egg “tortillas” are cooked and set aside. Should make 6.
*Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add scallions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant, but not brown. Add tomato and cilantro, season with salt to taste and cook 1 more minute, until soft. Stir in spinach and green chile, and cook for about 5 more minutes, adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat, and mix in 1/2 cup of the Colby-Jack cheese; mix well.
*Divide spinach between egg white “tortillas”, about 1/3 cup each and roll, place each seam side down in baking dish. Top with remaining enchilada sauce and remaining cheese, cover with foil and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve topped with diced avocado and scallions.
Servings: 6, Size: 1 enchilada
Protein: 24 grams
Carb: 10 grams
Fat: 12 grams
Recipe from skinnytaste.com
Meet Victoria, a patient of Dr. Nishi, who is now living the best life she’s ever had. Victoria had Gastric Bypass surgery and has achieved her new lifestyle goals. Watch her story in the video below:
This past year, reporter Stuart Pfiefer of the Los Angeles Times covered the 1-800 Get Thin debacle about Gastric Bypass Surgery and an obese diabetic that played out dramatically in the media.
The mind-body connection is well-documented in research from neuroscience, psychiatry, and medicine. Findings have consistently shown that our emotional experience (stress, anxiety, anger, sadness, etc.) can have a negative impact on our health. The good news is that, when harnessed correctly, we can use our mind to help heal the ailments of the body. The reverse is also true. When we are in emotional distress, we can use the body to shift our feelings. At the Khalili Center, we address these aspects through our unique, fully-integrated post weight loss surgery support program.
If you are a bariatric patient you may have lactose intolerance!
Lactose intolerance is the inability of your body to adequately digest lactose, the natural occurring sugar in dairy products.
Lactose is broken down in your body by an enzyme called lactase. This enzyme decreases with age and lactose intolerance is more noticeable after bariatric surgery.
Having lactose intolerance can interfere with your life! Often it results in nausea, cramps, bloating, gas and sometimes diarrhea. The severity of your symptoms may depend upon the specific food you consume, the amount consumed and how much of the lactase enzyme your body produces.
Tips for health:
If you experience lactose intolerance try to consume a wide variety of bariatric friendly fortified foods like high protein cereals, soy or almond milk and a variety of green leafy vegetables, carrots and oranges.
Many people that are lactose intolerant can still eat yogurt without any symptoms! Especially 0% delicious Greek yogurt because it is high in protein and low in fat and lactose!
Many people mistakenly regard bariatric surgery as a kind of magic bullet for weight loss that will effortlessly solve all their problems. But while it is true that bariatric surgery is indeed a bold step towards living a healthier lifestyle, there is no magic involved. For the procedure to be successful, you’ll need to make significant lifestyle changes that are often anything but effortless.