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Great Expectations: Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Post-Bariatric Surgery Weight Loss - What to Expect

In this video, Dr. Steve Poplawski discusses expected weight loss amounts for patients after bariatric surgery.  Using a bell curve graph, Dr. Poplawski diagrams what the expected percentage of excess body weight loss will be and what are some of the driving factors that determine where on the curve a patient will fall. Dr. Poplawski suggests that the average gastric bypass patient can expect to lose about 65% of her excess body weight and that the average gastric band / Lap-Band patient should see between 40% and 50% excess weight loss. He further illustrates that patients who outperform…

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Bariatric Skinny Lap-Band Diet

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Walking Plan: 3 Miles a Day / 42,000 Steps a Week

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From the Bariatric Surgery Journals

  • New Year! posted by hattie2013
    It's a new year and I've hit the regular food stage finally. I gave myself a day or two to ease into 2013 but finally got my first workout in today. Hoping to keep in up through the weekend and then get into a regular schedule next week. This is my year to follow through with my resolutions!

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  • What surgery did you have? I remember feeling this way. Mine was related to not having a regular system yet. I have struggled with digestive health. I also started practicing yoga as there are some postures that help with the stomach, bloating, gas, and bowels. My doctor recently suggested taking Easy Fiber. It is like Metamucil, but tastes much better and the powder does not clump. I buy it at CV...

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