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

The plan is based on walking at a moderate pace of 3 MPH on a level…

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  • Today I have set my plan. I will begin my new exercise plan on Friday, February 1, 2013 by walking outside twice a day for 30 minutes. I will also begin bringing my fluid intake up to 64 ounces a day. On Monday, February 4th, I will begin the diet portion of my new health plan. I currently weigh 232.5 lbs. My short term goal is to be under 200 by the time the children get out of school for t...

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