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How to Build Muscle After Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery is intended to help patients lose weight. However, not all weight loss is good for you. Patients who do not follow dietary and exercise recommendations after weight loss surgery may lose muscle tissue, which will decrease strength and can undermine long-term overall weight loss. In fact, your overall health goals following a bariatric Read More »

Stay on Track for the Holidays with These Nutrition Tips

The season of celebrations and treats, the month of December can be a particularly difficult period to maintain your weight loss efforts. Our routines are thrown off during the holidays as we fit more activities into our schedules, and we are often surrounded by tempting foods and beverages that are part of the season. Tip Read More »

Protein First: Our Favorite Sources of Protein to Keep You Full and Satisfied

After bariatric surgery, patients who follow recommendations regarding food choices and regular activity are most successful in their weight-loss pursuits. While dietary recommendations may vary somewhat depending on individual differences among patients, certain guidelines are encouraged for most patients.  Among the most important of these guidelines are avoidance of refined and processed foods and consuming Read More »

What Happens During Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass?

Laparoscopic gastric bypass is one of the most popular weight-loss surgeries in the world. It is sometimes called the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), and it is performed on thousands of patients each year to help them reach their health goals. In addition to weight loss, laparoscopic gastric bypass often helps patients resolve their diabetes, lower Read More »

Support Group: The Key to Successful Weight Loss

At the Chicago Institute for Advanced Bariatrics, we take your weight-loss success seriously, and it is the heart of our mission to help all our patients achieve their goals.  While we provide state-of-the-art surgical procedures drawing upon the latest in advanced bariatric techniques, we also recognize that there are important mental and emotional components to Read More »