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Dieting Without a Support System? Here’s How You Can Still Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals

June 13th, 2018

About one out of every three adults in the U.S. is considered to be obese. That being said, it isn’t always easy to start and stick to a diet that requires immense lifestyle changes. If you’re fortunate, you’ll have your friends and family cheering you on and providing emotional support every step of the way. But if not, that’s okay. Although difficult, it’s still possible to achieve your medical weight loss goals on your own. Here are just a few

Guide To Preparing For Gastric Bypass Surgery (Part 2)

May 9th, 2018

In the last post, we discussed some of the most essential steps for properly preparing for weight loss and bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass. Taking the right steps all the way up until the day of your procedure is the best way to maximize weight loss potential and results. Here’s part two of our guide that will address some more steps to prepare for gastric bypass surgery. Medications up to One Week Before Surgery At the one week mark,

Guide To Preparing For Gastric Bypass Surgery (Part 1)

April 14th, 2018

Health problems associated with obesity are the second leading cause of preventable death, behind smoking. That’s just one reason many people have been turning to Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery to perform weight loss procedures like the gastric sleeve surgery and gastric bypass surgery. Bariatric surgery can be incredibly effective, but without preparing properly, you may not have the optimum results for your weight and other weight-related health conditions. Here is part one of our guide that will explore

What to Consider When Choosing a Weight Loss Procedure

March 12th, 2018

Struggling with weight is something that almost everyone has experienced at some point throughout their lifetime. In fact, in the United States alone, approximately one out of three adults meet the threshold for obesity. However, despite how incredibly common obesity is in the United States, there is still a social stigma that affects overweight individuals. We know that dieting can be extremely difficult. The majority of people who go on a diet find it too difficult to stick to and

Vitamins and Bariatric Surgery: What To Know

February 21st, 2018

Bariatric surgery is a weight loss procedure that works by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients or a combination of both. While these procedures will cause the weight to be lost, they are not a cure for obesity. In order for the weight loss to be successful over the long-term, a patient will need to follow diet guidelines, as well as adhere to lifestyle changes. One of the postoperative requirements is daily vitamins.

Sneaky Ways to Lose Weight Without Even Trying: Part 1

August 22nd, 2017

For many, losing weight is easier said than done. There are so many different diets available that it can be hard for the 66% of Americans who are on a diet to choose which one works the best for them. However, to achieve their weight loss goals, it is crucial for dieters to adopt a healthy lifestyle instead of only a change in diet. This is because the best way you to lose weight sustainably is to make a complete

Listening to Your Gut Feeling: The Scoop on Fiber

March 22nd, 2017

While most know that fiber is beneficial for healthy digestion, many often miss the other benefits of fiber and why it is such an important part of a healthy diet. How is it that something that we don’t even digest can help to keep us healthy? Let’s take a look. Fiber is actually the part of the plant that we cannot break down, digest, and use for energy. There are lots of different types of fiber, many of which you

Savvy Shopper: Understanding Food Claims and What They Mean for Our Health

June 29th, 2016

This month’s nutrition topic is all about debunking the myths and popular beliefs about the packaging of our foods. Let’s face it: Sometimes we buy certain products just for the way the package looks or the claims written on them. How can we be sure that we’re picking the right foods and that we’re getting what we think we’re getting? The key is to become a smart consumer by understanding packaging claims. First and foremost, it is important to remember

Eating Healthy for Nutrition Month

March 23rd, 2016

March is National Nutrition Month. Dr. Palavecino, Certified Bariatrician at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery, provides some tips for eating healthy: Healthy Snacks – Nuts and seeds are a great choice for snacks. Full of good fats, minerals and vitamins, these foods can help with weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. Healthy nuts include macadamia, pecans, walnuts and almonds and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. (Peanuts are not included, since they are not nuts, but legumes.) Staying Hydrated – Sodas and