Summer Eating Challenges

Summer is here with lots of beach and pool time.  Navigating the summer fun and making healthy eating choices can always be a challenge.  With schedules more relaxed and so many grilling nights, it is easy to make some unhealthy summer eating habits.  Whether you have undergone bariatric surgery or you are trying to watch your weight and looking into surgery, these tips can help you make healthy choices.

If you are heading out for a day trip at the lake, beach or pool and you don’t know what eating options will be available, pack your own cooler! Find out ahead of time whether the park or pool allows coolers or what food options are available.  This will help you plan and prepare instead of being stuck hungry with only fast food options.  Pack lots of handheld foods in your cooler such as carrot sticks, turkey, cheese cubes, grapes and bananas.  Healthy snack items such as protein bars (no sugar, low carb), protein drinks, nuts and low carb yogurt.  Make a lettuce wrapped sandwich with turkey, chicken or ham and cheese.  This is a nice cold and crisp snack that is satisfying and has good protein to keep you full longer.  Enjoy the outside; swimming and walking are great exercise!

Everyone loves to grill during the summer, if you are heading to a bbq these tips are for you.  Think about what you can bring to the table, something healthy that will ensure you can eat and enjoy yourself.  BBQ’s usually involve meat which is a great protein option.  You can even offer to bring your own chicken or healthy skewers.  If they are having burgers, ask for your burger lettuce wrapped with cheese.  This is a great low carb option that is very filling! You could also offer to bring a tossed green salad, a veggie tray with hummus or a fruit salad.

Enjoy the summer with your family while staying healthy! If you are ready to make a change now, schedule an appointment online today:

A Lesson in Weight Loss – Teacher’s This Is Your Time

While most people think about losing weight before summer arrives, there is no better time for teachers to spend those 3 months focusing on taking care of themselves!

Teachers are used to putting in the extra effort and working hard to achieve their goals.  Weight loss surgery is just that, putting in the time and effort for long term weight loss.  The most successful method for long term weight loss is bariatric surgery.  There is no better time than now to start your weight loss journey.  Starting during the summer can set you up for a successful surgery during Thanksgiving or Christmas break.

Many patients try diets and exercise and fail time and time again.  Weight loss surgery sets you up for long term weight loss and a new healthier outlook on life.  Procedures like sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass can fix other health issues like reflux, diabetes, joint pain and depression.  The team at Trinity Bariatric Institute will support you and show you how to eat better, get on track with the right vitamins for your body and get in that exercise before and after surgery.  We are there every step of the way with you!

Bariatric surgery is a life changing procedure that can help you live the life you always wanted.  Are you worried about having surgery or costs of procedure? Dr. Dyslin is an expert at minimally invasive surgery, most patients go home the same day or next day.  Our insurance specialists will verify your insurance to see if you have bariatric benefits through your employer.  If you do not have bariatric benefits or are looking for cash pay surgery, we offer competitive rates and financing options for every budget.  Don’t let these obstacles get in the way of your weight loss journey, do something for yourself today.  Call or schedule online, 817-832-7227.

Bariatric Revision Surgery, Am I A Candidate?

Many Americans that have undergone bariatric surgery have complications.  There are many factors that contribute to the why and how a patient has complications.  This could be because the patient’s anatomy has changed over time, they may have had major life changes that caused extreme stress and anxiety, or the surgeon may have used a technique that wasn’t right for their body.

Some patients gain their weight back over time.  It is important to understand that obesity is a chronic disease, you must treat the disease in mind and body to conquer it.  It is important to look at what the patient has gone through since they started gaining the weight back.  Did they have a big life event that caused stress, did they have a job change that makes going to the gym or eating healthy a challenge? Is the patient getting enough protein and still seeing the dietician? Are they taking their vitamins?  Have they come back for follow up visits with their surgeon every year? These are all important factors we look at when trying to see where the patient’s mind and body are and how we can get the patient back on track.

Occasionally a patient’s anatomy plays a huge factor in how they respond to bariatric surgery.  They may develop reflux or start vomiting after eating.  Some patients complain of abdominal pain or port pain from their lap band.  They may stop losing weight completely.  This is more cause for concern and may require surgical changes to adjust to their body’s needs.

Dr. Dyslin is an expert at bariatric revision surgery.  He can offer compassionate care for patients and help them understand what is happening to their body.  He offers lap band removal, band to sleeve, band to bypass, sleeve to bypass and can treat hernia issues due to bariatric surgery.  Don’t suffer another day with your failed surgery, we are here to help.  Make an appointment today by calling 817-832-7227 or schedule online:

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