Gastric Bypass Recovery

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By , February 26, 2015 10:50 pm

With ever increasing numbers of obese or morbidly obese people in the world today, it’s somewhat comforting to know that there are solutions that can speed up the process of weight loss. While diet and exercise are efficient methods of improving your health, for many people who are suffering from the serious medical complications of being overweight, it simply takes too long, they need help and they need it fast. Gastric bypass surgery can be the answer for many people. If you are considering this type of surgery, you’ll likely want to know more about it, such as learning more about gastric bypass recovery.

The actual time you spend in the hospital after the surgery can vary greatly from one person to the next and what type of procedure you had performed. For example, for someone who has the minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure the average post op hospital stay will be between 3 – 5 days assuming you don’t have any complications.

If, on the other hand, you have the somewhat more involved open gastric bypass procedure you will have a larger incision and will require a slightly longer hospital stay, generally between 5 – 7 days, again, assuming you have no complications. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more specifics based on your situation and your overall health and the exact type of procedure you are having.

As to recovery after the surgery, there will also be a fairly involved process which will include significant lifestyle changes, in particular the types and amounts of food that you eat. It’s important to understand that this procedure will make your stomach about the size of a walnut, and that will greatly reduce the amount of food and drink you will be able to consume at one time. That change will be permanent so the days of having a huge feast are over, or at least you’ll have to spread the meal out over several hours.

Most people will continue to lose weight up to 2 years after the procedure, and weight loss of up to 80% of your excess body weight is not uncommon. It’s not likely that you’ll lose 100% of your excess weight but losing the majority of it is still a great start for most people.

Losing weight at such a rapid pace can have virtually immediate impact on other obesity related issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Another benefit, after your recovery period, should be an overall lessening of many aches and pains and increased mobility. Just being able to move around more comfortably can have a dramatic effect on your health as well as your overall disposition.

For many people, gastric surgery really is a matter of life and death. While it is possible to lose weight the ‘old fashioned’ way, for people with serious and potentially life threatening health issues time is of the essence and this surgery can help them lose weight much faster than they would normally be able to do. Just make sure that when you’re considering surgery, you pay close attention to the gastric bypass recovery time and carefully follow all of your doctors advice.

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Winter Weight Gain Is Normal But Dont Overdo It

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By , February 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Winter weight gain is normal and while it is perfectly acceptable to gain extra weight in the colder months, too much poundage may take longer to work off when warm weather finally hits. Winter can be challenging when it comes to maintaining, or especially losing, weight. The days get shorter, the nights longer and sometimes all you want to do is sit in a comfortable chair next to the fireplace. But if you can be mindful of a few small tips, you might just be able to avoid what many consider to be inevitable.

When it comes right down to it, there are just limited outdoor activities that you can do if you live in harsh winter climates. Indoor exercise is boring and stagnant to many people so it becomes looked upon as a chore in comparison to outdoor exercising which makes you feel healthier. There isn’t too much you can do to change the fact that you’ll have to move your routine inside. But what you can do is make it short. In fact, you can cut you workout time in half just by varying its intensity. Switch back and forth between shorts bursts of high aerobic exercise that really gets you huffing and rest periods where you just calm it down.

Next, pay attention to what you’re eating. Not just what you are eating every day but how it looks, smells and tastes in your mouth. If you can enjoy your meals and snacks rather than just wolfing them down, you will feel fuller and more satisfied. Of course, this all goes along with trying to stick to a healthy diet and pattern. A good rule of thumb is to eat three moderate meals each day and two healthy snacks. Stick to fruit, vegetables, lean meat, whole grain and fiber-rich foods. Eat nuts and cheese for snacks instead of sweets or processed foods.

Also, identify patterns. If you’ve always gained weight in the winter, try to figure out why. If you know why, do something to alter that pattern. Many people eat out of boredom. Try a new hobby or take up a class.

Big holiday times occur during the winter and this might be the biggest culprit of all when it comes to winter weight gain. If you’re cooking for the holidays, make sure you keep raw vegetables nearby to snack on and also serve healthy dishes as alternatives. If you’re a guest at many parties, try to go for the healthy choices first.

Buddying up with a partner or joining some sort of support group can help too. It’s much easier to stick to your initiatives when you’re held responsible by someone else who is going for the same goals.

Finally, remember that winter weight gain is perfectly normal. While you don’t want to be packing on the pounds, don’t get worked up over a couple of extra ones. These can be lost almost as easily as they were taken on.

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Taking Garcinia Cambogia Extract to Lose Weight the Safe Way

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By , February 22, 2015 5:09 am

Garcinia cambogia extract, derived from a tropical fruit found in India and Africa, is a natural weight loss supplement which is becoming increasingly popular. This is a relatively new discovery in the industry so enough studies haven’t been conducted in order to prove extremely solid conclusions but many people do claim that they have benefited by this extract.

Garcinia cambogia is a member of the citrus family and inetible because of its extreme sournesss, althoug the rind of the fruit is used while cooking dishes in India. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is now being extracted from the fruit and processed in the form of a weight-loss supplement.

One of the advantages of hydroxycitric acid is that it doesn’t have that “jittery effect” on the brain that chemicals such as coffee do. It also does not suppress appetite like many other supplements. The problem with weight loss aids that affect the brain is that, once you stop taking them, you will start craving food again. Instead, HCA works because it gives your body extra energy, causing the body to communicate to the brain that is is not hungry.

An important factor to keep in mind is that Garcinia cambogia extract of works best when it is combined with chromium (used to regulate the blood sugar level), especially because most people in the US are not getting enough chromium. Chromium deficiency is one possible cause of obesity and diabetes.

Who are the best candidates for hydroxycitric acid? HCA works exceptionally well for those who eat when they are upset, anxious, depressed, sad, etc (a characteristic that pertains to many individuals).This is because HCA has the same “filling” effect on such people as food does.

Another great advantage of taking hydroxycitric acid is that you are not required to follow any “special diet” as you take it. You do need to try to eat balanced, healthy meals and snacks. Your weight loss should be slow and steady. Try to eat smaller portions of food but do not skip meals or starve yourself. Replace sweets or fried food snacks with fruit, vegetable, cheese and/or nuts. It’s also a good idea to try to get a little bit of exercise in. There is no need to go overboard but consistent activity is another key to healthy weight loss.

Quite a few studies have been conducted on HCA. In fact, there has been more research on this than any other weight loss product. HCA does not have any side effects and you can easily and quickly buy it online.

Some words of warning include: if you already have diabetes, you should consult your doctor before taking any chromium. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult your doctor before taking HCA. Caution should also be exercised when it comes to obese children. Finally, citrus fruits aggravate arthritis and migraines, so if you suffer from either, avoid taking garcinia cambogia extract.

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Cottage Cheese Diet Can You Really Lose Pounds Following This Diet

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By , February 19, 2015 7:19 pm

Cottage Cheese Diet Can You Really Lose Pounds Following This Diet

There is no real weight loss program comprising solely of cottage cheese, diets like this are unhealthy. Any plan based on just eating one food group is destined to fail even before you start. The boredom factor will also set in leading you into temptation.

Cottage cheese is a good diet food compared with some other cheese as it contains fewer calories while still providing protein. But you cannot survive on one food alone. When you are trying to lose pounds, it is very tempting to flit from one plan to another but at the end of the day this will not help you. So how can you find the best diet for you?

You should look for one containing the following elements:

1) When you look at the rules, you feel you have a good chance of sticking to them. This is perhaps the most important element of a successful program. If calorie counting and weighing foods is not your thing, then it doesn’t matter if it works for thousands of people, you will fail. Some people need the support of a group so would do better joining weight loss classes and following their regime. Others prefer to go it alone.

2) The diet should promise slow and steady results. This will give you a much better chance of keeping the pounds you have lost at bay.

3) There should be no forbidden food groups. For example, some “fad diets” will not let you eat carbohydrates. The problem is that as soon as someone says you can’t have it, you will want it. We need to eat as wide and varied a diet as possible to get all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals our body needs.

4) Regular exercise should be part of the program. People think you can lose excess pounds simply by dieting, and others think that going to the gym is sufficient but to be really successful you need a combination of both.

You can reduce your calorie intake without depriving yourself of your favorite foods by making different choices. For example if you love cottage cheese, you could try the version made with skimmed milk. Instead of eating the whole candy bar, have a square of very good quality chocolate once in a while as a treat. Start every meal with a fruit or vegetable juice or a salad. Reduce your portion size by 10% and you probably won’t even notice.

Don’t go on a crash diet. Not only do they not work but they can cause you to lose lean muscle. Muscle burns fat so you are shooting yourself in the foot. Any weight you lose will be regained and you may even end up weighing more. If you want to kick start your diet, you could try following a detox program for a week or ten days. Drinking water, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables combined with brown rice, whole meal cereals, and eating bio yogurt will help to detoxify your system.

You will lose pounds and feel better although perhaps not initially. This will help you get better results than following a cottage cheese diet alone.

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Green Tea – 3 Options For Healthy Living

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By , February 17, 2015 10:40 am

Green tea has most likely been a part of the human diet for thousands and thousands of years; dating to prehistoric times. While it has traditionally been enjoyed by people in Asia, it is becoming more and more popular in the West. There is little question that one of the reasons for this boost in popularity is due to the health effects of green tea.

Herbalists and those practicing alternative medicine have long held that green tea is healthy. However, it is only recently that scientific and medical studies have been able to show verifiable health benefits of green tea.

Even though it is good for your health, not everybody likes to take their green tea the same way. We aren’t just talking about adding a dash of honey or a splash of milk. Here are three different forms of green tea.

Tea leaves. This is the way most people take their green tea. You take some green tea leaves (stems are okay, too) and steep them in hot water. the longer you steep them, the more flavor, and health giving nutrients you’ll extract from the leaves. Once it is steeped to your liking, strain out the leaves and sip at your leisure.

Some people are under the mistaken impression that throwing out the green tea leaves is the same as throwing away the health-giving benefits, but this isn’t the case. Yes, there will still be some compounds left in the tea leaves, but the hot water will actually draw a lot of them out. So, you may get more nutrition if you eat the whole plant, but you can still drink green tea and boost your health at the same time. But what if there was a way to ingest the entire plant?

What we are talking about is green tea powder, also known as matcha. This is the entire tea plant, with all of its nutrients left intact, but it is finely ground. This is a high quality product and it can be a bit pricey. But as it has all parts of the tea plant, it will get the most value for your money.

However, not all powdered green tea is the “good stuff”. There is also processed tea powder (adding preservatives and other chemicals), but it is not the same thing. Make sure the label says “matcha”, or only contains tea as an ingredient. Another clue is if it is really cheap. If so, remember that you will get what you paid for, which isn’t much.

Then we have green tea pills. The claim is that they take all of the healthy compounds found in green tea and put them into the form of a pill. This can sound appealing and is convenient as there is no need to wait for the tea to get done brewing, and it can be cheaper than high quality green tea powder. If you want to try these pills, be sure to get them from a supplement maker that you trust. This will help ensure you are really getting what they say you’re getting.

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Hoodia Power Pops – Lollipops For Weight Loss

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By , February 15, 2015 2:16 am

Eureka! We’ve finally made it, now we really can eat candy and lose weight thanks to hoodia power pops. The wonderful little lollipops are infused with genuine hoodia to help suppress your appetite between meals while also allowing you to indulge your sweet tooth in a guilt free way.

For those of you who aren’t really sure what hoodia is, here is an overview:

1. Hoodia is a plant that grows exclusively in the Kalahari desert in South Africa. The plant has been known for centuries by the native bushmen as an effective appetite and thirst suppressant.

2. Hoodia is thought to work by tricking the brain into thinking that the body is full, thus effectively shutting down the appetite. If you don’t feel hungry, you won’t eat as much in between meals as well as during your meals and less food intake will result in weight loss.

3. When purchasing a supplement containing hoodia you must make sure that it’s the hoodia gordonii variety that has been added and not some other form of hoodia (there are over 20 different varieties but only the gordonii has been shown to have the P57 compound which scientists have isolated as the compound that provides the appetite suppressant.)

4. The P57 compound is not in the roots or skins of the hoodia plant, only in the core. Therefore make sure that the supplements you purchase are made up with only core hoodia powder and not whole powder since whole powder will have a much lower concentration of P57 and won’t work as effectively (though it will be considerably less expensive).

5. While there has been no documentation of any dangerous side effects from hoodia the one thing that you do need to be careful about is not eating or drinking enough. Even though you are dieting you don’t want to starve your body and the appetite suppressant can be powerful enough so that many people forget to eat. Hoodia is also a thirst suppressant so be very careful to drink plenty of water throughout your day when taking the supplement.

6. Make sure that you enter into your diet program with the right frame of mind. Hoodia has millions of loyal fans who swear by it’s effectiveness but you still have to alter your lifestyle and eat plenty of low fat, high nutrient food and get a lot of exercise if you want to see the full effects… and keep those changes permanently.

The power pop diet recommends that you have one sucker along with 8 ounces of water 30 minutes prior to each meal during the day to help you eat less and feel sated more quickly.

While hoodia power pops may sound like a dieters dream come true, it’s important to remember that they aren’t magic. When it comes to losing weight and maintaining a safe weight for life you have to remember that it’s all about what you eat, drink and how much exercise you get. Using supplements to help you stay on course is a great idea, but don’t enter into a diet thinking that your old habits can continue, that approach won’t work for the long run and you’ll only end up failing.

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Some Lose Weight Programs Are For The Birds

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By , February 12, 2015 4:54 pm

Have you heard you can lose 10 pounds overnight if you follow this program! That’s why some lose weight programs are for the birds. They will tell you anything just to get your money.

Do you remember your Mom or Dad telling you not to believe everything you hear. Well this is one of those times you shouldn’t believe what you hear. You not only will save your money, you may also save yourself from a trip to the hospital or even your life.

You can see it every day across the nation or world. There are lawsuits against companies and individuals for false advertisement and neglect for human life. The reason being is because someone bought into their program and they ended up getting some kind of illness or because a loved one died trying their method.

I know that everyone wants to lose weight quick, and there are safe ways to do so. However if it’s too good to believe, than most of the time it is. The best way to find a lose weight program is to find a program that has been around a long time and has a good track record.

There is not any kind of juice, powder, or smelly sauce that is going make you drop a bunch of weight in a short period of time. So instead of buying into some of those great on promise short on result programs, just do it the old fashion way.

I know it can be a lot of work to do it the old fashion way, however its safer more affordable and you will have a whole better chance of succeeding. The tricky thing is finding out which program can work for you and what is the safest for you.

Once you find that program then all you have to do is get ready to rock and roll. However there are a few things that you want to have in place before you get ready to tackle a program

First things first, you have to have your mind right. You have to convince yourself that you will succeed, and there won’t be anything that can or will stand in your way. Once you have this mind set, then you need people around you with the same mind set.

That’s right, you need people that are going to give you a kick in the rear, when you are not able to give yourself that kick. Those days when you feel like giving up and just giving in on all your temptations, you need those people around you that won’t let you do when you’re down.

Once you have these things in place, then you will be on your way and ready to rock and roll. Just remember to stand up for yourself or you will fall for anything.

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Hoodia Powder – Miracle – Yes Or No

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By , February 10, 2015 7:43 am

If you are one of the millions of people who is overweight and have to deal with health issues associated with being overweight, you are no doubt anxious to lose the weight as quickly, and safely, as possible. For this reason you may have found yourself wondering if a weight loss supplement could help and hoodia is probably at the top of your list. Hoodia comes in many forms such as capsules, liquids, chewable bites, teas, and even hoodia powder. This article will give you a general overview of what hoodia can do for you as well as some general knowledge about this ‘miracle’ plant.

Hoodia is a plant found in the deserts of South Africa. This plant was used by the natives for centuries to naturally suppress their appetites and thirst when they had to make long journeys across the desert. They claimed that it not only decreased their appetites and thirst but that it also increased their energy levels.

Scientists have isolated the compound that they believe is responsible for the appetite suppressing abilities of the plant and named it P57. This compound is thought to work by sending signals to the brain and tricking it into believing that the body is full thus eliminating the desire for food or drink and ultimately leading to weight loss.

While there are over 20 species of the hoodia plant, only the hoodia gordonii has been shown to possess the appetite suppressant compound. When you are considering buying a hoodia supplement, make sure that you carefully look at the ingredient labels to find out how much hoodia is in each serving. The amounts can range from as little as 250 mg all the way up to 1,000 mg.

The powder form is favored by many since it can be mixed in with a favorite drink and can be absorbed more quickly into the system, thus making the benefits show up faster than with other forms of the supplement. Two types of powder are used: whole plant powder and core powder. Using the whole plant results in a poor product because the actual compound that is useful in appetite suppressant isn’t found in various parts of the plant such as the roots. Core powder is taken for the heart of the plant where the actual compound is found and therefore makes a much higher concentrate and will offer superior results… but it will also cost more.

When you are deciding between brands make sure that you stick with only those that offer C.I.T.E.S certification which indicates that the hoodia gordonii is 100% pure and undiluted.

There is nothing wrong with trying to use all the tools you can to help you get the weight loss results you want and need, and one of those options is pure hoodia powder. Be sure that you are cautious about the brands you use and the expectations you have. Hoodia gordonii can help you keep your appetite in check so you eat less and lose weight, but you still have to do your part. You will need to provide your body with enough nutritious food and water along with regular exercise to really achieve healthy and permanent weight loss.

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Weight Loss And Healthy Eating Plans

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By , February 7, 2015 11:13 pm

Whether you’ve been on and off diets all your life or it’s your first try, you’ve probably gotten far enough to know that weight loss and healthy eating plans are directly related. But our society sure doesn’t make it easy. Fast food and enormous portions are a part of how many of us grew up. What makes matters even more complicated is the abundance of fad and miracle diets that promise what you want to hear but just don’t work. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you’re going to have to do it the boring way with eating right and exercise.

If you are overweight, losing those extra pounds not only makes you look and feel better, it contributes to your overall health. People who are not overweight are less at risk for serious health problems like heart disease and diabetes.

First of all, a word or two on fad diets: these all sound exciting when you first hear them and their supposed features usually include “over-night weight loss” and “no need to exercise” or similar claims. But these types of diets don’t work precisely because they are impossible to maintain. They often restrict certain food groups that should be part of a healthy diet. When your body doesn’t get these foods, it goes into deprivation mode and creates imbalances. What happens with fad diets is that you lose a few pounds right away pretty quickly. But it won’t take too long before you plateau and eventually even start to gain the weight back.

Weight loss and healthy eating plans go hand in hand. It’s all about maintaining correct (but not severe) eating habits so that an occasional splurge won’t set you back at step one. Diets that are too severe make you want the bad stuff even more so it’s harder to stick with them. There are some healthy weight loss plans that do work.

These usually incorporate the mindset that weight loss is not some temporary fix but instead, a newer and better way of eating which you will adhere to permanently. They also promote some sort of support or buddy system which encourages you and holds you accountable. Good plans also allow for flexibility and individuality – everyone is different and it might take you a while to figure out exactly what works best for you.

Until then, commit to a plan and stick to it. Another important criteria for good weight loss program is that it emphasizes that losing weight slowly is the way to go. Losing weight too fast can lead to you gaining it back (and then some) even faster. It also does a number on your nervous system which can make you feel sluggish and ill. While short-term goals are good incentives, make sure that they fit within the losing weight slowly scheme of things. These are all contributors to weight loss and healthy bodies.

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4 Tips For Clothes Designs For Obese Women

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By , February 5, 2015 1:25 pm

The fact of the matter is that a high percentage of the population has a weight problem and that doesn’t just reflect this country, but it’s a world wide phenomenon. Being a plus sized women doesn’t mean that you have to give up on style and settle for unflattering stretch pants an mu mu’s. Quite the opposite in fact, now more than every there is a large range of fashionable clothes designs for obese women.

For the most part fashion comes down to money. And plus sized women tend to have money, so it follows that many clothing manufacturers and retailers now make fashionable, flattering clothes for plus sized women.

With all the choices now available to full figured women, it’s more important than ever to know what styles will compliment your figure and what styles will accentuate the areas of your body that may not be your best.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

1. Don’t wear baggy clothes! This is one of the biggest mistakes many full figured women make. They think they can camouflage their heaviness but all baggy clothes do is to make you appear even bigger than you already are. A better approach is to buy clothes that fit properly, not too tight, not too loose. Think Goldilocks: you want clothes that fit just right!

2. Many people incorrectly think that in clothing ‘petite’ means small. Not so. It just refers to any women who is less than 5’4″ tall. They can still be full figured and wear petite clothing. If you are a petite woman, make sure that you stay away from any styles that go below hip level since that look will just make you look shorter, and rounder.

3. You don’t only have to wear black. While it is true that black does have a slimming effect, the same can be said of most monochromatic outfits. If you add a touch of color near your face, say with a scarf, you will actually draw the eye upward away from the fuller parts of your body.

4. Get a properly fitted bra. Many women don’t even realize that the bra they are wearing isn’t sized properly for them. Many bra shops will measure you for free. If your bra is too tight it tends to cause the fat in your upper torso to bulge over the straps. That isn’t a look anyone really wants to have.

It’s important for every women to be comfortable in her own skin. Confidence is consistently rated as one of the most attractive qualities a women can have by men who are surveyed. If you’re not completely happy with the way your body looks than work on making changes, but in the meantime, project confidence and self love, even if you have to fake it a little bit, until you reach the healthy weight you want to be. Also look for clothes designs for obese women to make the most out of what you’ve got while you’re in transition.

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