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    Tips for Getting Active with Diabetes

    Last updated 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    Obesity is considered a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, a metabolic disease. This video offers exercise tips for those with this condition.

    Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, but individuals with diabetes must follow a few precautions. For one, they should discuss their activity options with a doctor before starting a workout regimen. Two, they must track their blood glucose levels before, during, and after exercise. The body converts blood glucose into energy, allowing it to perform at a rigorous level during exercise. However, blood glucose fluctuations can cause diabetes sufferers to become weak and even lose consciousness. With the necessary safety measures in place, people with diabetes can still enjoy physical activity.

    Have you been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Call The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute at (561) 899-4855 to speak with an Atlantis Consult-A-Nurse about your condition.

    The Importance of Protein in Your Post-Surgery Diet

    Last updated 3 days ago

    The body needs carbohydrates, fat, and protein to function at an optimal level. After bariatric surgery, total nutrient intake is small, making it all the more important to eat protein. Without adequate protein consumption, bariatric surgery recipients can suffer from extreme fatigue and body weakness.

    If you have recently undergone bariatric surgery, cultivate a diet that includes plenty of protein options. Animal products such as fish, chicken, and beef offer ample amounts of protein, though beef may become more difficult to digest after bariatric weight loss treatment. You can also meet your protein needs with beans, nuts, and soy products. Bariatric surgery experts recommend beginning each meal with protein, as you want to satisfy your body’s protein needs before you feel full.

    The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute offers effective surgical weight loss solutions for Atlantis area residents. Call (561) 899-4855 to speak with a Consult-A-Nurse representative about our bariatric surgery services. You can also go to our website for additional information on our surgical weight loss options.

    What Is a Typical Eating Plan After Weight Loss Surgery?

    Last updated 8 days ago

    Eating healthy and exercising consistently are central to health, and these habits become even more important after weight loss surgery. Calorie intake is especially significant, and must be less than calorie usage to promote weight loss. That is why The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute advises bariatric surgery patients to cultivate eating plans that will foster both weight loss and healthier diet behaviors.

    Eliminate Between-Meal Snacks

    Many people gain weight because they continuously snack on unhealthy foods between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To ensure that snacking does not impede weight loss efforts, bariatric surgery patients must eliminate this habit. Removing snack foods from the home is one way to reduce the risk of snacking, as is creating a set schedule of eating times. Having coping strategies for potential dangers, such as when a coworker brings snacks to the office, can also reduce the temptation to snack.

    Minimize Meal Beverages

    Hydration is critical to wellness, but bariatric surgery patients should keep in mind the effects of drinking during mealtimes. Since the volume of the stomach may be significantly smaller after weight loss surgery, beverages can quickly fill up the remaining space and create a false sense of fullness during meals. This sensation may prevent bariatric surgery recipients from getting enough nourishment. To prevent this outcome, surgical weight loss patients should refrain from consuming beverages until they are finished with their meals.

    Create Nutrient-Rich Meals

    Smaller stomach size also means less room for food. Though this is an intended goal of bariatric surgery, patients must still get adequate nutrients for their body’s health needs. Protein consumption is particularly important in the months following weight loss surgery; fortunately, many types of food come high in this essential nutrient. Weight loss surgery recipients can choose from protein-rich nuts, cheese, yogurt, beans, and meat.

    If you have concerns about your postoperative eating needs, The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute can help. To speak with one of our Atlantis associates, call (561) 899-4855. Our bariatric surgery experts can make sure that you have the resources you need for a smooth and successful surgical weight loss recovery.

    Understanding the Health Impacts of Obesity

    Last updated 11 days ago

    Many medical problems are preventable, which is why The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute urges eligible candidates to consider bariatric surgery to regain control of their health. Obesity is a treatable issue, yet many people delay getting help for it. As they put off treatment, they may suffer from an array of secondary ailments that carry life-threatening complications. With bariatric surgery, obese individuals can minimize these serious health issues:

    Heightened Cancer Risk

    Many people already know that habits such as smoking and excessive drinking can increase their risk of lung cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, and even breast cancer. Yet fewer individuals realize that excessive weight can also heighten the danger of these conditions. Obesity is a known risk factor for more than a half-dozen different cancers, including those that affect the kidneys, pancreas, and esophagus. Bringing weight down with bariatric surgery is vital for reducing one’s chances of developing cancer.

    Greater Heart Disease Hazard

    Obesity also plays a considerable role in the onset of heart disease. Excessive weight often brings on high blood pressure. Because obesity is frequently the result of poor eating habits, it may also increase the presence of cholesterol in the circulatory system. In general, excessive weight strains the efforts of the heart to effectively pump blood throughout the body. Easing this pressure on the heart with bariatric surgery can lessen the risk of high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

    Increased Osteoarthritis Danger

    Too much weight places heightened stress on the joints. The lower back, hips, knees, and ankles are particularly vulnerable to premature deterioration, as they often carry the bulk of the body’s weight. When the joints must function with excessive force on them, they can suffer from damaged cartilage and bone tissue. Once osteoarthritis sets in, those with it may experience chronic pain, stiffness, swelling, and restricted range of motion. Bariatric surgery can reduce stress on the joints and keep them healthy for many years to come.

    Are you struggling with weight-related health issues? Talk to the experts at The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute today by calling our Consult-A-Nurse line at (561) 899-4855. Our Atlantis facility offers several surgical weight loss options, such as gastric sleeve and lap band, for those with obesity-related medical problems.

    Why Bariatric Surgery Is So Important

    Last updated 14 days ago

    Busy schedules and numerous fast food options have helped create millions of obese Americans, and doctors believe that this trend will only become more prevalent. Bariatric surgery can help individuals bring their weight under control.

    This video discusses the role of bariatric surgery in preventive care. Obesity is a major health issue because it raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Excessive weight can also facilitate the onset of arthritis, sleep apnea, and type 2 diabetes. That is why physicians recommend bariatric surgery to patients who cannot lose weight with diet and exercise alone. This type of treatment can hasten substantial weight loss, thus lowering the risk of many obesity-related complications.

    Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery? To find out, call The JFK Bariatric Wellness & Surgical Institute Consult-A-Nurse line at (561) 899-4855.


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