Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Secrets of Gastric Bypass Surgery: Lose Weight Without Surgery


There's more to gastric bypass than surgery and rapid massive weight loss. Patients who undergo weight loss surgery (WLS) sign-up for a lifetime of rigid behaviors to guarantee their long-term success.

Just imagine: If you knew what those behaviors were, could you lose the weight and keep it off without surgery? Take a look at the four rules WLS patients live by:

Rule 1: Protein First:
The first rule for living after Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) is Protein First - that means eating protein for three daily meals, and protein must be 50 percent of food intake. Animal products are the most nutrient rich source of protein and include fish, poultry and meat. Dairy protein, including eggs, is another excellent source of protein. Nuts and legumes are also good sources of protein, but sometimes difficult for the bariatric patient to consume.

Science is proving that a protein rich diet will prompt weight loss and increase energy. The body contains over fifty-thousand different active proteins all made out of the same building blocks: amino acids. Amino acids are made of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen as well as sulfur, phosphorus and iron. Many diseases - including obesity - indicate an amino acid deficiency.

Weight loss surgery patients don't have a choice, they must eat lean protein or they will get sick, anemic, and weary. Weight loss will cease if they eat processed carbohydrates instead of lean protein. Dumping or vomiting may also result if patients do not eat lean protein for the first half of every meal.

The distinction must be made between high fat proteins and lean proteins. A gastric bypass patient cannot tolerate high fat proteins such as bacon, fatty beef or sausage products or greasy fried chicken: these foods cause nausea and vomiting. In addition, these high fat protein rich items are contributors to obesity and should be avoided by anyone wishing to control their weight.

Rule 2: Drink lots of water
Dieters are often told - drink water. Drink a minimum of 64 ounces a day - eight glasses a day. Gastric-bypass patients don't have a choice: they must drink lots water. Other beverages including coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks and alcohol are forbidden. Water is the essential fluid for living. Water is one of the most important nutrients the body needs to stay healthy, vibrant and energetic. A tell-tell sign of a gastric bypass patient is the ever-present water bottle.

The human body is a magnificent vessel full of water. The brain is more than 75 percent water and 80 percent of blood is water. In fact, water plays a critical role in every system of the human body. Water regulates body temperature, removes wastes, carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells, cushions the joints, prevents constipation, flushes toxins from the kidneys and liver and dissolves vitamins, minerals and other nutrients for the body's use.

Nutritionists say a precise measure of the body's need for water is to divide body weight (pounds) in half and drink that many ounces every day. That number could well exceed 200 ounces a day for morbidly obese people actively engaged in weight loss.

The body will panic if actual water intake is significantly less than required. Blood cannot flow, waste processes are disrupted and the electrolytes become imbalanced. Proper hydration prevents inflammation, promotes osmosis and moistens lung surfaces for gas diffusion. It helps the body regulate temperature, irrigate the cells and organs and promotes all functions of elimination. Certainly by drinking plenty of water many people could resolve inflammation and elimination problems that result from insufficient water intake. Adequate water facilitates weight loss.

Rule 3: No Snacking
Gastric bypass patients are instructed to avoid snacking. No exceptions.

Snacking is the worst possible thing a WLS patient can do. If patients snack they cease to lose weight and could possibly regain weight. In addition gastric bypass snackers risk severe swings in blood sugar levels and glucose overdose, they fail to move forward to the healthy life that surgery makes possible. They feel like failures when the WLS does not result in weight loss.

The nature of gastric bypass surgery gives patients an edge on beating the snacking habit. When a patient eats three protein-rich meals a day the body's fuel requirements are met and satiation results. Hunger does not occur if water is sipped throughout the day. If a patient is taking vitamins they will not be nutritionally wanting. Given that, patients who snack are doing so out of the very habit that contributed to obesity.
If a dieter must snack they must be mindful of their choices. Fruits, vegetables and lean proteins will contributed to wellness and weight loss. Processed carbohydrate convenience foods fail to meet nutritional needs or facilitate weight loss and should be avoided.

Successful WLS patients understand that snacking is bariatric purgatory. When they begin to snack weight loss will cease and weight gain will certainly result. Successful weight loss patients - those who maintain their weight loss years after surgery - do not snack. The same is true for all successful dieters regardless of the means by which they initially lost weight.

Rule 4: Exercise
The final rule, the one WLS despise the most, patients must exercise every day.

Nothing is more disappointing than hearing a gastric bypass patient brag that they didn't have to exercise to lose weight. It's true; patients will lose weight without lifting a finger. But patients who do not use the time of rapid weight loss to incorporate exercise into their lifestyle are doing themselves a grave disservice.

Obesity cripples the body. Bone tissues are compromised, joints are swollen, the vascular system is inadequate and the skeleton overburdened. As weight is lost, the burden on the bones, joints and vascular system is decreased. However, the body is a magnificent machine. Given proper nutrition and physical motion it will rebuild its broken framework. The systems can become strong and vital.

The most effective way to heal the body from the ravages of obesity is to exercise. Exercise means moving the body: walking, stretching, bending, inhaling and exhaling. Exercise is the most effective, most enjoyable, most beneficial gift one can bestow on themselves in the recovery from life threatening, crippling morbid obesity. People who successfully maintain their weight exercise daily.

Conclusion:
Successful weight loss surgery patients will tell you these are the four rules they live by, that the gastric bypass is only a tool to facilitate mindful behavior for better health. They will confirm that weight control, even with surgery, takes a lifetime of diligent attention to their bodies and behavior. They will assure you it isn't easy, but the results are worth the effort.

Kaye Bailey is a weight loss surgery success story having maintained her health and goal weight for 5+ years. An award winning journalist, she is the author of many articles about life after gastric bypass. Ms. Bailey is the webmaster of http://www.livingafterwls.com and http://www.livingafterwls.blogspot.com Fresh & insightful content is added daily, check in often.


MORE RESOURCES:

Financial Express

breakthrough may lead to weight loss 'holy grail'
Fox News
For the first time, researchers have identified brown fat in a living human – a find that could lead to development of future weight loss treatments. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers from Warwick Medical School, University ...
'Holy Grail' of weight loss? New find could be itWFTV Orlando
Weight loss breakthrough: New way found to observe 'good' fatDelhi Daily News

all 35 news articles »


ABC News

Rosie O'Donnell is down nearly 50 pounds.
ABC News
... loss in a before-and-after photo of herself posted on Twitter this past Thursday. "Almost 50 lbs off -- I can see it now," the 52-year-old "View" alum wrote. O'Donnell recently revealed that she underwent weight-loss surgery a year after she had a ...
Rosie O'Donnell showcases 50-pound weight loss 9 months after bariatric surgeryExaminer.com
50 Pounds Off! Rosie O'Donnell Reveals Big-Time Weight Lossfox8.com
Rosie O'Donnell reveals 50-pound weight lossWDIV Detroit
UPI.com
all 125 news articles »


Salon

Exposure to sunlight in the morning tied to weight loss
Salon
Exposure to sunlight in the morning tied to weight loss. Research suggests it can reduce appetite and body weight -- regardless of one's sleep patterns. Sophie Bushwick, Scientific American. Share · 0 ...



Examiner.com

Dr. Ian Smith's 'Super Shred' diet guarantees 20-pound weight loss in 4 weeks
Examiner.com
In an exclusive interview Thursday, Dr. Smith explained why calorie disruption delivers rapid weight loss, and how his new book, Super Shred: The Big Results Diet, can help you lose 20 pounds in four weeks. "When your body gets the same amount of ...



Examiner.com

Low carb ketogenic diet and a corset are Kim Kardashian's weight-loss secrets
Examiner.com
The measure sounds drastic, but actress Jessica Alba has credited wearing double corsets around the clock for three months for her dramatic post-baby weight loss. "Wearing a corset at night is extremely uncomfortable, but it has a proven track record ...
If Kim Kardashian Is Still Eating On Her 'Extreme' Diet, Is It Really That ...BlissTree
Kim Kardashian's Wedding Diet Secrets Revealed!Wetpaint

all 183 news articles »


CBS News

Weight-loss surgery alters sense of taste and smell, study finds
CBS News
After weight-loss surgery, many patients report changes in appetite, taste and smell, a new study says. One positive aspect of these changes is that they may lead patients to lose even more weight, the researchers suggested. The study included 103 ...
Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss SurgeryWebMD
Taste Buds Take a Toll after Weight Loss SurgeryYottaFire
Weight loss surgery changes the way people taste and smell foodState Column
American Live Wire -Health Aim
all 37 news articles »


Hallmark Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery named ...
Wicked Local Reading
The Hallmark Health System Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery has been accredited as an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Furthermore, the ASMBS and American ...



Before & After Bariatric Surgery: Three Inspirational Weight Loss Stories
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
... line dancing, Zumba classes, and working out at the gym with her daughter! For more information about weight-loss surgery, sign up for a free Information Session with the Penn Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program. Read More About: Penn Medicine.

and more »


Shed the Pounds: Medically Supervised Weight Loss
Christian Broadcasting Network
He's talking about the medically supervised weight loss program in which he's participating at Virginia's Bon Secours Weight Loss Institute. Just eight months ago he tipped the scales at a staggering 526 pounds, barely able to squeeze into size 66 jeans.



Rosie, Al, and Other Extreme Celebrity Weight Loss Stories
East Idaho News
In 2012, 12 years after documenting her 150-pound weight loss following gastric-bypass surgery, singer Carnie Wilson went under the knife again. This time, she told People magazine, she opted for lap-band surgery. "It was the right decision for me and ...

and more »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.