Memorial Day is on its way, and surely the celebrations will commence. We often celebrate with gatherings of family and friends, usually centered about a grill. Cookouts are usually an easy meal for bariatric patients to work around as they are often centered around proteins.
Super Bowl Sunday ranks up there with Thanksgiving as one of days of the year with the highest average caloric consumption. For gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and gastric band patients, consuming more calories than they need is contrary to their goal of achieving weight loss.
Turkey is the traditional protein for Thanksgiving. Most adults don’t cook a whole turkey many other days out of the year, so they are often left wondering how to use the leftover turkey.
Running is probably not the activity most bariatric patients think will be their exercise of choice after their gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, or lap band surgery. Walking, biking, pilates, or Zumba might come to mind before running. Even kickboxing. But running shouldn’t be put to the bottom of your list. It may not be easy, especially at first, but running has a ton of great benefits. If you don’t really believe us, we’ve listed only 5 out of the many benefits of running: