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What Is Dumping Syndrome?

Dumping syndrome can occur after bariatric surgery. It occurs when the stomach begins to empty too quickly. In this article we discuss the types of dumping syndrome and how it can be prevented.

Sep 24th, 2022
How to Deal with Excess Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

While bariatric surgery has many health benefits, losing a significant amount of weight after weight loss surgery may leave you with unwanted excess skin. This can be an uncomfortable problem that causes some health issues.

Aug 26th, 2022
Do I need Bariatric Revision Surgery?

After undergoing bariatric surgery, many patients find that they eventually need to have revision surgery. This may be due to weight regain, or other health complications. A bariatric revision surgery can offer a second chance.

Jun 30th, 2022
Weight Loss Map after Gastric Bypass Surgery

If you're considering gastric bypass surgery, it's important to understand the weight loss process and what to expect. This map provides an estimate of how much weight you can expect to lose in the first year after surgery.

Jun 6th, 2022
Don’t Let Negative Thoughts Take Control Of Your Health Goals

According to a recent study, negative thinking about your weight can become a cause of heart diseases and type 2 diabetes. So before you hop on that train of negativity, let’s learn about some basic techniques to achieve better health and weight loss goals

Aug 18th, 2021
How To Prepare For Weight Loss Surgery

Preparing for a medical procedure is a daunting task. Mainly, because with any surgery, there are certain conditions attached. Moreover, you must commit to lifestyle changes as well, especially with a bariatric surgery.

Jul 30th, 2021
Bariatric Surgery Can Help With Sleep Apnea

By losing 10 to 20% of their body weight, patients can lower their Apnea-Hypopnea score up to 25%. On the other hand, with a weight loss surgery, patients can lower the score to around 70%.

Jun 30th, 2021
What Causes Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is commonly seen in people who lay down after heavy meals, are overweight or obese, have unhealthy habits, have diabetes or have anatomic hernias.

May 11th, 2021
Top 5 Mistakes After Bariatric Surgery

If you are considering bariatric surgery, it is important to be aware of the potential mistakes that can be made after the procedure. These mistakes can hinder your weight loss progress and even cause health problems.

Jul 29th, 2022
Exercising After Weight Loss Surgery

Consistent exercise, along with diet, is imperative for maintaining long-term weight loss after bariatric surgery. How long do I have to wait to exercise? What are the best exercises?

Jul 15th, 2022
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Jun 16th, 2022
Do You Need To Sweat More To Burn Extra Fat?

If you are a gym goer, you can certainly understand the hype associated with a sweat drenching cardio session. In fact, that 30 to 45 minutes of cardio including a run on the treadmill, cycling and cross trainer often proved more horrible...

Jan 24th, 2021
The Positive Effects Of Exercise On Mental Health!

There is no undeniability in the fact that exercise or physical activity is essential for our overall wellbeing but gym goers mostly have certain goals in their mind. One of the biggest reasons, shedding those extra pounds of fat, get a leaner muscular...

Jan 20th, 2021
5 Tips To Start Your Weight Loss Resolution In 2021

We all love to make new year resolutions. Whether we live up to them or not is a different debate. In most cases, people come up with new year resolutions just to post on social media, boast among their friends and to look cool.

Jan 15th, 2021
Mashed Butternut Squash

As we know, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. A holiday that is usually associated with large meals and overeating, should really be focused on quality time with friends and family.

Nov 21st, 2020
Egg Muffins

If you have time, making a double batch of these is ideal. Serve some for breakfast and freeze the rest for busy mornings. They’re a great way to start the day with a healthy and filling meal, especially if you’re always in a hurry.

Nov 3rd, 2020
Top 5 Tips To Set A Monthly Weight-Loss Goal

Quarantine has put many crazy ideas into our brains but the good thing is, some of them are pretty useful for us. For instance, losing the excess weight off of our bodies. In this regard,...

Oct 20th, 2020
Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Fall means squash is in season! I love using spaghetti squash to make my favorite pasta dishes to decrease the overall carbohydrate content.

Oct 8th, 2020
Weight Loss; Don’t Turn It Into A Struggle!

Isn’t it ironic how weight loss as a concept is very tempting but we have to give up all our temptations to finally reach the other end? Well, yes, but that’s not entirely true in the modern world.

Aug 27th, 2020
5 Tips for Eating Mindfully

When considering weight loss surgery or after having weight loss surgery at Houston Weight Loss, it is important to identify your current eating patterns.

Aug 25th, 2020
Thai Tofu Quinoa Meal Prep

Thai Tofu Quinoa Meal Prep Incorporating more plant-based proteins into your week can be beneficial to not only your cardiovascular health but to your overall weight loss goals.

Aug 25th, 2020
Obesity In The Time Of Corona Virus

Obesity itself is turning into a global menace, engulfing more and more people every day. But the other, more threatening aspect for obese people is that if they contract the Corona Virus, their treatment will be more challenging for the medics.

Jul 27th, 2020
Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 lettuce leaf taco | Calories: 215 | Total Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 866mg | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 5g | Sugars: 4g | Protein: 16g | SmartPoints: 6 |

Jul 25th, 2020
Quinoa Avocado Salad

Ingredients 1 cup dry quinoa 2 medium avocados 3 oz. baby spinach 8 oz. cherry tomatoes 3 green onions

Jul 5th, 2020
The Secrets To Staying Healthy In A Toxic World!

We are living in conditions far from ideal. Food and water contamination are the biggest threats in our lives. But the danger doesn’t just lie there, consumer products are full of toxic substances too.

Jun 27th, 2020
Everything You Need To Know About Tummy Tuck Surgery!

Getting a surgery is tricky, regardless of the type, you always have to weigh your options. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is one such surgery. Going for a full conventional or mini tuck depends upon a lot of things.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Salmon Burger

Summer is grilling season. Traditional beef burgers are high in saturated fat. Swap the beef for salmon for a fun and healthy twist! Salmon is a rich source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Jun 20th, 2020
Protein Mixed Berry Popsicles

What’s better than a popsicle on a hot summer day in Houston? Now that the heat is starting to crank up, here is a recipe that will help you beat the heat and boost your protein intake! This popsicle has almost no added sugar and 5 grams of protein...

Jun 14th, 2020
Liposuction & Tummy Tuck; Know The Difference!

Medical procedures are complex. Especially when it comes to bariatric surgeries, you sometimes find it hard to distinguish one from the other. Surgeries that appear to have the same effect on your body are actually not the same.

May 25th, 2020
Ready To Hit The Gym or Start HIIT?

If there’s one thing that has become intensely popular during the lockdown, it’s HIIT, the High-Intensity Interval Training. And now that things are getting back to normal, more and more people are getting excited to incorporate the HIIT workouts...

May 22nd, 2020
5 Things To Avoid After Lock down & Quarantine

The pandemic has left us with many questions, lessons and self-preventive measures for life. We just can’t hope to go it all away in just a matter of days as the infection is more potent than we assumed it to be.

May 18th, 2020
4 Tips To Keep Stress From Giving You More Weight

When it comes to stress, no one can disagree to its adverse effects on your health. Stress cannot just affect your day to day routine but can also induce multiple disorders including slower metabolism, indigestion, muscle aches, headaches and most...

Apr 27th, 2020
Can Anxiety Cause Weight Gain?

Anxiety could be perplexing. It can hinder your day to day routine. When people are more anxious, they are more susceptible to long term stress.

Apr 25th, 2020
Exercise; The True Fat Killer!

Stubborn! Does that ring a bell? No, we are not talking about kids, we are talking about fat. Fat that makes you look like you never really cared about your body.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Vitamin C – COVID 19

Vitamin C. Powerful antioxidant and immune booster. Best sources of Vitamin C (per serving). Orange 1 medium 70 mg

Apr 18th, 2020
Fighting The Pandemic With Boosted Immunity!

Desperate times call for desperate and boy oh boy, these times are as desperate as you can possibly imagine. But do you know how you can stay safe from the deadly Corona Virus? Well, of course, by staying home but boosting your immunity is equally...

Mar 31st, 2020
Reached A Weight Loss Plateau? These 5 Tips Can Help!

Starting a new diet and a personalized workout routine sure seem exciting. And the best part, you start witnessing results too, even in a week or two. But then it all stops and you have absolutely no clue what has happened.

Mar 20th, 2020
Surprisingly Healthy Foods For Healthy Weight Management!

Apart from being severely unrealistic at times, another major problem with dieting is that as soon as you stop following the schedule, the weight comes back. According to new researches, sticking to a diet isn’t healthy and can have adverse effects...

Mar 18th, 2020
Obesity: The Menace Behind Bone And Joints Issues!

Obesity has reached an alarming rate. And over the past two decades, health issues related to obesity have also been doubled. It is important to understand that treating obesity isn’t just for cosmetic and apparent reasons.

Feb 26th, 2020
Choosing The Best Surgery; Ask The Experts!

Bariatric treatments are the most effective weight loss solutions, there’s no deniability there. But even when you choose to go down that path, picking the right bariatric service still remains a puzzle to be solved.

Feb 23rd, 2020
Dieting Vs Weight Loss Surgery; Which Is Better?

Gaining weight over the years is easy but shedding it off requires more than just a thought. Most people who are slightly or moderately overweight, can lose weight with dedication towards dieting, and can even continue to maintain it with the same habits.

Feb 20th, 2020
5 Mistakes That Aren’t Letting You Lose Weight!

There comes a certain point in your life where nothing matters more than losing that stubborn weight. And those times become worse when despite playing by the book, you are unable to lose weight.

Feb 19th, 2020
Are You OVERWEIGHT?

A question that you always dread and which often comes to the realization when you start feeling lazy, bloated and your clothes don’t appear classy in the mirror no matter how fancy they are.

Jan 21st, 2020
Surgery Vs Balloon!

Considering weight loss surgery in this era is a fix. With so many options out there, you just can’t pick one on your own, especially, if you are not aware of the impact they can bring on your body and your life.

Jan 16th, 2020
Major Health Risks Linked With Obesity

Obesity doesn’t just limit your outfit options or hinder your daily activities but can also cause issues that are far more crucial and sometimes, even fatal. Obese people are more likely to get health issues than people with normal BMI.

Dec 24th, 2019
Post Bariatric Struggles; What You Should Know About Them!

Most patients while considering undergoing a bariatric surgery, have questions in their minds. And at the top of the list, is the one about potential risks after the procedure. At Houston Weight Loss, we too come across patients who have their concerns...

Dec 21st, 2019
Say Yes To Eating Right, Say Yes To Weight Loss!

Say Yes To Eating Right, Say Yes To Weight Loss! In this time and age, where we are literally surrounded by advancement in every sphere, defeating weight loss is just a matter of making the right eating decisions.

Dec 16th, 2019
The Mantra To Losing Weight Is Easy!

Losing weight is like a battle, a battle against your own body. But those who have tried to win this battle understand that it is easier in theory than in practice, especially when all your colleagues order pizza and burger and you have to stick to...

Nov 20th, 2019
6 Healthy Secrets For Losing Weight!

Obesity is spreading like a virus and even though the search for remedies seems like a never ending journey, yet a factually correct approach can not only help you lose weight but sustain it for a longer term.

Nov 19th, 2019
Mashed Cauliflower

MAKES 3 CUPS / PREP: 10 MINUTES / COOK: 5 MINUTES / TOTAL: 15 MINUTES.

Nov 6th, 2019
The 5 Secrets To Lasting Weight Loss

We all would consider ourselves to be lucky if we knew the secret to lose weight and maintain it. Although you may not be one of such persons but there are groups of people who actually know the secret of staying fit because they have lived through the...

Oct 25th, 2019
Can Running Help You Lose Weight?

Does Running help you lose weight? If a slim and fit body is your ultimate dream, you are not alone. Losing weight is one thing but building better muscles,...

Oct 22nd, 2019
Why We Struggle To Lose Weight?

We talk about losing weight all the time, but when we muster all the courage and start following the rules to lead a healthy life, we never really get quite the results we hope for.

Oct 17th, 2019
When is the Time to Remove Lap Band?

Lap Band is considered a safe and popular way to achieve weight loss, although, this isn’t entirely the case with everyone. Patients with a BMI of 40 or 30 are mostly advised to go for Lap Band,...

Sep 16th, 2019
Vegetable Lentil Soup

SERVES 8/ PREP: 10 MINUTES/ COOK: 45 MINUTES/ TOTAL: 55 MINUTES. Lentils are a good source of protein.

Sep 12th, 2019
Is Sleeve Gastrectomy The Right Option For You?

If you are wondering to consider bariatric surgery as the last resort, chances are, you have already tried everything else. At Houston Weight Loss, our doctors think that a gastric sleeve is a good option for such patients.

Aug 26th, 2019
Can Sleep Be A Determining Factor In Weight Loss?

A good night sleep is everybody’s dream, no matter how ironic it sounds, it is true. Almost half of the American population face difficulty in sleeping and has described their sleep quality as poor or in other words unsatisfactory.

Aug 23rd, 2019
Getting Back to Exercise After Bariatric Surgeries

Making the important decision of going through a bariatric process is a challenge in itself. But once you have gotten rid of all the stubborn fat, an active lifestyle is something you need to follow.

Aug 19th, 2019
Is It Time To Consider Revision Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgeries have become a common antidote for obesity in the US. But according to doctors at Houston Weight Loss, there could be complications in a bariatric procedure which may hinder your success at losing weight.

Aug 17th, 2019
Mint Dream Protein Shake

MAKES 2 SERVINGS / PREP: 5 MINUTES / TOTAL: 5 MINUTES. Making sure you get enough protein per day after surgery is very important and it can get challenging and boring if you just drink the same flavor every single day!

Aug 2nd, 2019
Is Hunger Keeping You From Losing Weight? Try These Tips!

Hunger strikes the most when you need it the least. But if you are in a constant battle with losing weight and every time the snacks win, you really must follow these simple but useful tips to save yourself from the never ending urge of eating more.

Jun 26th, 2019
Eating Disorders; Why Prevention Is So Important?

We live in a society where everything is measured by certain rules and standards set by the society itself. But in the US, targeting obesity for body shaming and not considering it a health issue is actually quite disturbing, especially for teens.

Jun 18th, 2019