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Can Bariatric Surgery Improve Cognitive Function?

March 26, 2015 | Uncategorized

The physical health benefits of bariatric surgery have been well established. Studies show that weight loss surgery can lower blood pressure, improve or resolve type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of life-threatening events like heart attacks, strokes and organ failure. Recent research shared at Obesity Week focused on the possible neurocognitive health benefits of…

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Body Contouring After Weight Loss Surgery

Body Contouring Helps Patients Maintain Lower BMI, Says Study

February 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

Are you curious how bariatric patients maintain their weight loss for years after surgery? Eating the right foods and exercising regularly is crucial. However, Dr. Tali Freidman, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has another interesting suggestion. Last year, Dr. Freidman and her research team found that bariatric patients who have body…

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Eating Well on a Budget

February 13, 2015 | Uncategorized

Are you ready to change your diet after weight loss surgery — but are worried about the high cost of quality foods? This is a common concern. The Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team has met many people that consider budgetary constraints an obstacle to eating well after surgery. However, it is possible to eat nutritious, well-balanced…

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Meatless Meal Options for Bariatric Patients

Meat-Free Healthy Meals

February 12, 2015 | Uncategorized

Are you a vegetarian, or a meat-eater who occasionally enjoys a meat-free meal? Sometimes it’s fun to look for creative, non-meat sources of protein. The Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team has curated a list of healthy, meat-free meals for you to enjoy. Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice Slice up two leeks and half a red pepper…

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Making Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

Healthy Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

January 30, 2015 | Uncategorized

Although eating at fast food restaurants isn’t ideal if you are watching your diet, sometimes it is inevitable. Perhaps you forgot to plan dinner one night, or your family has limited options while taking a road trip. Whatever the case may be, there are certainly options. Fast food restaurants have started offering healthy, tasty alternatives…

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The Dangers of Diet Soda

The Dangers of Diet Soda

December 31, 2014 | Uncategorized

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that soda is terrible for your health. It lacks any nutritional value and is packed with sugar, carbohydrates and empty calories. At a glance, diet soda appears to be a better choice than regular soda. It’s free of calories, sugar and carbohydrates. And, the “diet” modifier may catch…

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Tips for Eating In Restaurants

Tips for Eating in Restaurants

December 28, 2014 | Uncategorized

One of the diet-related challenges that our bariatric surgery patients commonly face is how to eat healthfully at restaurants. While many restaurant dishes are packed with fat, salt, calories and carbohydrates, it is entirely possible to find healthy menu choices.Here, the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team has curated a list of tips for eating in restaurants….

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Celebrity-Inspired Fitness Trends

Celebrity-Inspired Fitness Trends

December 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

In our last blog post, the Texas Laparoscopic Consultants team talked about ways to motivate yourself to work out. In today’s blog post, we are sharing new and creative exercise trends that have gained the devotion of A-list celebrities. Check out our list below, and if a particular class catches your eye, use Google to…

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