Building on his popular Ultimate Success series, “Support Surgeon” Dr. Duc Vuong returns with his latest weight loss surgery guide, this time for Gastric Sleeve patients. Written in an easy-to-understand manner, he explains some of the anatomical and surgical aspects of the gastric sleeve, while providing practical strategies on how to be successful long-term. He delves into some of the most elusive topics that plague weight loss surgery patients, such as weight loss plateaus, social eating, and long-term follow-up testing requirements. Maintaining the quiz and answer format of his previous books, this book is a must read for all weight loss surgery patients who are looking to maximize their weight loss surgery tool. Here are just a few of the topics that are discussed in Ultimate Gastric Sleeve Success: Understanding Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery--describes the anatomy and the sleeve surgery in plain, easy-to-understand language! Preoperative Sleeve Knowledge Test--gets your expectations inline for the surgery Basic Nutrition Test--basic but very practical information! The Texture Scale--a concept developed by Dr. Vuong that will change how you think about food How Do You Know When You Are Full?--teaches you how to know when to stop eating! Social Eating with the Gastric Sleeve--celebrations are just a part of living. This book is recommended by multiple major academic institutions across America, and is the foremost authority on success with the sleeve gastrectomy.
The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook is the first complete meal plan and cookbook uniquely designed to fuel your body and satisfy your tastebuds after VSG.A commitment to nutrition is the key to success after having a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). During your first 8 weeks post-op, meal planning is essential to make sure you get the nutrition you need. In The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook, Sarah Kent―author of the bestselling Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook―delivers effective meal plans and recipes specifically tailored for your new lifestyle after VSG.Unlike any other bariatric cookbook on the market, The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook approaches your new diet with immediate and long-term dietary needs in mind, to help you get healthier―not just thinner. In the pages of The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook you’ll find:8 weeks of easy meal plans for each of the 4 post-op dietary stages (full liquid, pureed foods, soft foods, general diet)Over 95 protein-packed recipes―many of which yield leftovers for meals later in the weekPost-op recipe icons that let you know at which stages you can eat each recipe, providing specific portion information as wellKnowing what, when, and how much to eat after VSG doesn’t have to be stressful. The Gastric Sleeve Bariatric Cookbook makes it easy, healthy, and simply delicious to eat well after surgery and beyond.
For anyone who has undergone bariatric surgery and needs to adjust their cooking accordingly, this is the perfect starting point to begin your whole new life. Having a Bariatric or Gastric Sleeve surgery is not an easy choice. It is a life-changing choice that affects your health, your food habits, and your life habits. You’ve made a commitment for long term weight loss success! Sarah has been a dietician for over 20 years and understands the needs of bariatric patients in their most vulnerable, post-op states. She has developed this gastric sleeve cookbook and recipe guide so that anyone can have access to valuable information regarding bariatrics and gastric sleeve diets. Inside this bestselling Gastric Sleeve cookbook, you’ll discover: - Over 110 Gastric Sleeve Approved Recipes that have been developed with the needs of post-operative bariatric patients in mind. - Important considerations, explanations, do’s and don’ts, and FAQs for anyone new to the gastric sleeve diet - Rundown on the four dietary phases following surgery are all included. Everything from your clear liquid start to your final steps to regular foods are covered - 4 Phase Meal Guide to best recommend to you what you can eat during the different phases post-op For anyone who doesn’t want surgery to mean an end to eating delicious meals, this Gastric Sleeve Cookbook for you! You can finally get the healthy, happy life you deserve!
Your bariatric surgery is behind you. But this is only the beginning. Your new body needs a new nutrition plan―starting now. The decision to have bariatric surgery is a life-changing one. Though not an all-in-one solution, for many people it marks a profound moment in their journey towards renewed health. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), factors such as rethinking nutrition and modifying what you eat will play a vital role in determining your long-term weight loss success. But where do you begin?Bariatric dietician Sarah Kent helps bariatric patients by providing a range of pre- and post-operative nutritional services. Sarah knows how important it is―and how challenging it can seem―to rethink the way you eat. She also knows it’s totally possible, as do the hundreds of bariatric surgery patients who’ve benefitted from her support groups at Froedtert Hospital’s accredited Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery.With that in mind, Sarah sought out to create a bariatric cookbook that was easy to use, so you can get started right away. In Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook, Sarah offers healthy, delicious takes on your favorite foods, so you can eat what you love without the fear of undoing the results of your surgery. With Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook, you’ll discover:More than 100 recipes that address the dietary necessities after a variety of weight loss surgeries, including: vertical sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band placement, and moreAccurate serving size guidance, nutritional information, and labeling specific to your current post-op stage: from full liquids to purees, soft foods to general diet…this bariatric cookbook has it allHelpful identification of prep time, cook time, and total time so you can choose the bariatric cookbook recipe that works best for your scheduleSimple, easy-to-follow bariatric cookbook recipes account for the importance of adequate post-op protein intake with the inclusion of useful tips for how you can increase the amount of protein in each mealFresh Start Bariatric Cookbook has everything you need to continue along your post-bariatric surgery journey and discover the healthy life you deserve.
Weight loss surgery is stomach surgery, not brain surgery. Did you know that 40% of bariatric surgery patients regain weight within 5 years of having weight loss surgery? When it comes to long-term weight-loss surgery success, you've got to get a handle on your emotions and motivation. The food will always be there, and it's not about knowing WHAT to eat, but instead, transforming your relationship with food. This is why conquering your MINDSET is essential.If you are not in the right head-space, you can slide backward and enter the danger zone of regaining weight. Unfortunately, the cravings, emotional impulses,and habits to eat whatever and whenever still pop up after surgery. Even with the knowledge of what to eat, you will also need to learn how to manage yourself and your mindset around food. Fancy meal plans won't help you if you haven't tackled the most difficult part of having weight loss surgery; your brain! After investing so much time to get your body where you want it, is having the wrong mindset worth the risk of sabotaging all you've worked hard to achieve? In Bariatric Mindset Success, you will be guided by Kristin, a professional psychotherapist and a successful gastric sleeve post-op patient through her most coveted weight loss surgery success strategies. She'll guide you through the weight loss surgery basics as well as advanced mindset, motivation, and emotional techniques to help you stay focused and on track through the ups and downs of life. You'll gain practical tools and techniques to create lifestyle habits that keep you focused on weight loss surgery success for life, not just in the short term. Also, she provides tools to handle friendships and relationships after weight loss surgery in addition to giving you a compass for living your best life, beyond the weight loss. Ready to get started? Scroll up to the top of the page and click on the "Add to Cart" button.
The second edition of this book is written for anyone who wants to change his or her life through bariatric weight loss surgery. Learn realistic and practical strategies for dealing with emotional difficulties encountered before and after your weight loss surgery—strategies that help you: • Relieve stress without using food •Modify unhealthy behavior •Overcome hurdles to establishing a consistent exercise program •Deal with negative reactions by friends, family, and spouse to your weight loss •Prevent relapse...and more.
Your trusted guide to surgical weight-loss Sixty percent of individuals over the age of 20—or 58million people in the U.S.—are overweight. As the obesityepidemic continues to grow, many Americans are researching thebenefits and complications of weight-loss surgeries. Weight LossSurgery For Dummies, 2nd edition is the most up-to-date andauthoritative guide to understanding the impact of surgicalweight-loss before, during, and after surgery.Weight-loss surgery is often an overweight person's last resort,and it comes with many risks, questions, and fears. So how do youknow if it's right for you? Weight Loss Surgery For Dummiesgives you expert guidance on knowing whether you qualify for theprocedures, advice on choosing the best center and doctor, andtrusted information on evaluating the risks involved. Plus, ithelps you plan to finance the procedure, prepare for surgery, andachieve the best results as you adjust to a new diet and lifestylepost-surgery.Trusted information on choosing a weight loss surgery that'sbest for youAdvice on what to expect before, during, and after surgerySample recipes and information to ensure you're getting propernutrition post-surgeryIf you or a loved one is considering gastric bypass surgery,Weight Loss Surgery For Dummies gives you everything youneed to decide if it's the right course of action, what to expectduring recovery, and how to ensure the best results through healthyeating behaviors and regular physical activity.
In this book, Dr. Vuong offers pertinent psychological and self-improvement tips that are necessary for success after weight loss surgery, which is a rarely covered topic. Drawing on his professional experience working with obesity patients and his own personal journey for enlightenment, he has provided a concise yet profound manual for losing weight and gaining enlightenment. This book does not discuss the various weight loss surgeries, complications, insurance coverage, food tips, or the "usual" dieting tips. This book deals more with what really matters after weight loss surgery--how to change your mind and hence your perception of reality. Whether you are a newbie to weight loss surgery, a seasoned dieter, or just someone seeking enlightenment, this book is a must read. Dr. Vuong is an internationally renowned bariatric surgeon and the current director of Lovelace Bariatrics in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is recognized for his unique Patient Empowerment Program, in which he personally leads weekly educational sessions for his WLS patients. A popular speaker, Dr. Vuong starred in TLC's hit show, "900 Pound Man: A Race Against Time."
Pennie Nicola has lost over 100 pounds with vertical sleeve gastrectomy, and she wants to help other potential weight loss surgery patients learn more about this bariatric procedure. Pennie combines her personal experience with the latest research to answer your most pressing questions about the gastric sleeve. Updated in 2018, questions include: Why did you choose the sleeve instead of other weight loss surgery options? How do I begin looking for a sleeve surgeon? What does a typical pre-op diet look like? What is surgery day like? What will my diet look like after surgery? How do you handle the stigma of weight loss surgery? How is my goal weight determined? How many calories do you eat, on average? Are there any foods you can’t eat? How much food can you eat in one sitting? Does hunger come back? Can the sleeve get stretched out? How do you deal with weight loss stalls? How many vitamins do you take every day? How much weight should I expect to lose with the sleeve? What does a maintenance diet look like? How common is weight regain after the sleeve?