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Is Intermittent Fasting Bariatric Surgery Friendly?

Intermittent fasting is a diet that has become very popular in the media and has been talked about more and more. There are many different types of intermittent fasting being trialed, but they can be difficult dieting plans to stick with. Some studies show evidence of weight loss and improvement to some medical conditions, while ...


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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Does anyone have experience with dysphagia?

I’ve got some testing ordered by my surgeon today. I don’t have a date yet but he wants to test for dysphagia and an EGD. i can’t remember the exact name of the other test but some type of sonogram with me swallowing a contrast. I’m a little nervous about…

Melody P.

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Revision from Gastric Sleeve to SADI-S in Dominican Republic

Hello All, I am considering of having a revision surgery in Dominican Republic at Cedimat hospital with Dr. Luis A. Betances, since my insurance (Allianz) does not cover any expenses in United States or Canada, and I have to consider the nearest country which is DR. Has anyone went to…

Jeci

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What’s on your Sunday menu?

Good morning menu friends. what a long night! Ugh! My dog Frankie just hates fireworks and they were setting them off a lot in the neighborhood. So frustrating. Not sure what all today will hold. I’m in a lot of pain so I’m hoping not a lot. May run to…

Melody P.

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Off topic: Do you wear a mask when you go out in public?

This has been bothering me quite a bit. I haven’t been out very often due to the fact that I am a caregiver and don’t want to expose my loved one to the virus. If he gets the virus, he will not survive it. This we both know for sure.…

TJFox

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Blood Work Precautions

I needed to go in for blood work this week. A nurse met me at the door and took my temperature and made sure I was wearing a mask. Then she asked what type of car I was driving and where I was parked. I went back to the car…

White Dove

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Whats On Your Saturday Menu RNYers (and a few VSGers:)

Happy Independence Day! My DH always put the bunting in the picture below up. We have hooks in place for it. In front of it is my largest hydrangea which is filled with blossoms. Today I am kayaking with the guy I have seen a couple of times. It is…

Liz WantsHealthForAll

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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VSG in September

Hi, I'm new to the forum so I apologize if I'm not posting in the right spot. My surgery will be sometime in September, we are scheduling it in 3 weeks. I just want to know what I should pack to take with me to the hospital other then comfy…

Tiffany40
VSG | Sep 01, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Forum (VSG)
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Any vets I need advice

So I’m 12 years out from my sleeve surgery gave really maintained well my lowest weight was 137 I am now 145 I want desperately to lose the 8 lbs I have gained but just seems nearly impossible any advice is welcome 😘

Maureen K.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Friday Menu?

Hi all wanted to start the thread since J and J are out having fun today! or recovering from the wine and cheese! Accountability: mine was pretty good yesterday- I did sub out some bbq pork for chicken and kept to my plan for the rest of the day. food…

supershopper

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Iron Recommendation

Can anyone recommend an iron that works well for RNY and does not cause constipation?

White Dove

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Lapband

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Moved to Santa Maria  California. Looking for surgeon to remove band. Is there anyone here that lives in my area need recommendations  ..Need band out

cdisanti

In need of motivation

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I'm 18 years old and I've been overweight my whole life. I currently weight about 500lbs and to make things worse my friends got me into vaping.  I've always wanted to loose weight but could never find the motivation and now it seems so much harder to try because I…

Haggan

Taking Ownership

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Since going work at home in  March I have gained 17 pounds. I weighed myself this morning and have decided that I need to take ownership for this weight gain and turn things around. My goal is 230lbs and today I weighed in at 273lbs. My highest weight before surgery…

Marilyn101

20 Years - So Far, So Good

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It has been 20 years since my BPD/DS, and probably 15 years since I last visited Obesity Help.  Thought I'd pop in now that I am officially an "old - timer"!! Surgery, recovery, and weight loss were uneventful for me, and I remain grateful every day for the opportunity to have…

kateseidel

I'm going to try this again.

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i will be going through the process again. I think hte higher power that be know that I was not ready the first time around. I took 2 years to your work on myself and how I really see myself. this is not a quick fix and that is not…

JasmineC1999

I NEED Help!!!

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I'm almost 10 years out from VSG and I've g GAINED all but 20lbs BACK.  My health is really poor right now, was recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and CFS... as well as neuropathy, central sensitization syndrome, bilateral compressed facet nerves in my lumbar spine. When I was at my "goal"…

Cheri101

Hello

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I started my pre-op diet about a month ago and have lost about 16 pounds.  I still have about 5 to 6 weeks to go before getting sleeved.  (Liquid diet 2 weeks pre-op -- not looking forward to that!).  I live in New Zealand and it is winter -- quite…

selmize
VSG | Aug 10, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

June 2020

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Time had flown by! It's almost 17 years since my RNY surgery and I have managed to keep ALL the weight off!!! Preop I was 244lbs and today I am 117 lbs. I stay between 110-117 lbs now. No one who meets me now believes me if I decide to…

KittyKatt

Hit 127.0

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I hit my final goal of 127.0, it's been a long journey but so well worth it. If you ever feel like it's hopeless,it's not, I have hit many stalls and even gained some weight back but just remember that the road to success is never smooth or straight.

trudyopks

FIT& FAB SUPPORT GROUP

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I'm so excited! I've been a trainer, health coach and life coach for awhile now.  I FINALLY launched my first Facbeook group, FIT & FAB CREW, to support busy women find the time for their fitness. One of the biggest keys to my longterm success, has been accountability. Not food…

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After many Years of frustration of trying my Best to loose weight on my own I am Greatful God has led me to Doctor Alvarez & His team to shape in me a tool (sleeve stomace) to help assist & Guide me in my weightloss journey. I'll admit before the…


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