Weight regain after bariatric surgery is a reality. The numbers aren’t conclusive, but one study found that excess weight loss is at approximately 77% within the first year but drops to 56% after five years. Another study found that only 40% of gastric bypass patients maintained a 30% or more loss after 12 years. Obviously, […]
In this Bariatric Fusion Prepared Meals Review, I walk you through my experience with, cost of, and how the bariatric meal delivery program works — so you can decide if it’s something you’d like to try. If it is, you’ll save 15% on your first order using code MBL15 at checkout through May 31, 2019. […]
There are two things that frustrate the heck out of a dieter. And they are that despite sticking to a diet plan, we are not losing weight and stuck on a weight loss plateau, or worse, we are gaining weight! And it’s tempting to give up when we find ourselves in any of these situations. But […]
I caught up with several dear friends who are success stories with bariatric surgery / plastic surgery. They did it all — dropped the excess weight and kept it off; transformed their bodies through bariatric plastic surgery; and went on to make their dreams come true with new homes and new careers. These are beautiful […]
I’m sure many of you have been in this situation before: You’re looking at yourself in the mirror, you’re checking the scale, and it shows you’ve gained weight. You’re not sure how this weight gain happened, but you want to put a stop to it right now and start a weight loss journey that gives […]
How Your Birth Year Puts You at Risk for the Obesity Gene Researchers found that the association between a variant of the FTO gene or “obesity gene” and body mass index (BMI) dates back to World War II. They discovered a strong correlation between the FTO gene and BMI from 1942-1945 and beyond. Yet no […]
Some people who have weight loss surgery do not lose sufficient weight or have weight regain years later. In such cases, these people may benefit from a revision weight loss surgery to help them lose weight and treat symptoms like acid reflux. In this article, we’ve rounded up the opinions of several leading bariatric surgeons who […]
One of the main challenges that we face when it comes to quitting smoking is hunger and weight gain. This hunger proves more difficult to overcome when we don’t understand its causes or how to deal with it. So, here are a couple of different contributing factors that make us feel hungry after quitting smoking […]
For many of us, one of the key reasons for losing weight is to increase our fertility and chances of conceiving (Read Jassira’s Story: Obesity Infertility to Motherhood). Unfortunately, when we do get pregnant, the healthy lifestyle and hard-won gains we have achieved can fly out of the window, especially if we take all that eating […]
You don’t need me to tell you that we’re in the midst of an obesity epidemic. Each year, the figures get worse. And the pain of it is, our diets aren’t the only cause for the problem. Many of those with computer-focused jobs are suffering weight gain because of stagnant lifestyles. We’re now finding out that […]
Jet lag is a temporary sleep disorder characterized by extreme tiredness, aches and pains, and general difficulty thinking and functioning. And if that isn’t bad enough to dissuade you from flying cost-to-coast, it gets worse. Now researchers have found that jet lag causes weight gain. We are a people in motion. We are on the […]
Overly fat has been an obvious problem for those of us reading (and writing) this article. Not so obvious is that if our excess body fat has been a chronic problem for so long, then it actually can create conditions that prevent us from dropping our fat. Studies suggest that the diversity of bacterial species […]
Risks of Weight Gain and the Need for Early Prevention It’s easier to recognize a problem once the evidence becomes overwhelming. Denial and other defense mechanisms can keep blinders on for a long time, but denial can eventually be broken. I ignored my weight gain for many years before I finally recognized I had a […]
Gastric bypass surgery is successful for the majority of patients who decide to undergo bariatric surgery. However patients who are dissatisfied with the results of their primary surgery may desire a gastric bypass revision surgery . There are two main reasons for patient dissatisfaction with gastric bypass surgery. The first is that an unsatisfactory amount […]
As anyone who has ever been on a diet knows the deal on weight loss is never closed. Many people who succeed at losing weight, find keeping it off proves even more difficult. Failure is an option in the weight loss challenge. As such, many people raise the bar on weight loss and choose the gastric sleeve surgery. Only […]
Half the people who have gastric bypass surgery experience significant weight regain after five years. In the first year post surgery 77% of patients will lose a compelling amount of weight. By year five the number falls to 56% and a substantial amount of weight is often regained. Reasons for Post- Gastric Bypass Weight Regain Returning […]
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