How to Navigate Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery

How to Navigate Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery Preventing weight gain is a challenge for everyone around Thanksgiving. Eating sweet potato pie, honey-glazed ham, turkey with stuffing, and other holiday dishes can take a toll on one's waistline. The good news is this is avoidable! Aim to maintain your weight with these steps to navigating Thanksgiving …

Foods to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery

Foods to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are given a special diet to follow for the first 1 to 2 months after bariatric surgery. The post-bariatric surgery diet progresses in stages, starting with liquid foods and then slowly reintroducing solid foods when the body is able to accept them. Afterward, some …

How to Stay on Track This Halloween

How to Stay on Track This Halloween There’s no need to feel haunted by the sight of Halloween treats. While they can make staying on track with your weight management goals challenging, you can still enjoy this holiday season without losing focus on your health. Stay on track by following this guide, which includes how to …

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery

Breast Cancer & Bariatric Surgery October is breast cancer awareness month, which means it’s time to dedicate some time to raising breast cancer awareness, reminding women to get a mammogram, and donating resources to breast cancer research. As a bariatric supplement, support, and lifestyle company, ProCare Health would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge …

How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery

How To Find Support Post-Bariatric Surgery For many people, bariatric surgery will be one of the hardest things they’ll ever do. While it’s a significant step towards a long and healthy life, many challenges can arise. These challenges include trouble sticking to a healthy diet, keeping the weight off, seeing yourself in a new body, …

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery One of the most common complaints people have after bariatric surgery is constipation. Bowel movement changes following weight loss surgery are indeed common side effects. Whether it be diarrhea or constipation, know that these side effects are very common and often not something to worry about, especially if you take the …

Dental Problems After Weight Loss Surgery

Dental Problems After Weight Loss Surgery Over the years, as weight loss surgery becomes more prevalent, more and more individuals are claiming that they are experiencing dental problems following the procedure. Medical literature suggests that these dental problems boil down to gastrointestinal issues post weight loss surgery. These issues range from malabsorption to gastroesophageal reflex. …

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day? Following bariatric surgery, protein intake should be one of your top priorities. Protein plays a role in every cell in your body. Thus, proteins are constantly breaking down and need replenishing. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body breaks down lean muscle to use as energy. …

How To Dress After Weight Loss Surgery

How To Dress After Weight Loss Surgery If you’re reading this, odds are you’ve had weight loss surgery, or you’re going to have weight loss surgery. This is an exciting time in your health journey, but it can be challenging. Your body will be changing rapidly after surgery, and that can be a shock to …

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …