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Month: March 2022

Does a Water Fast Make Sense for a Bariatric Patient?

March 23, 2022

Glasses of water keep you hydrated while doing a water only fast, but MASJax weighs in on if this is safe

You may have come across intermittent fasting in your diet research. Intermittent fasting is one of the few dietary programs that isn’t a fad and has a basis in research and history. Humans have fasted out of necessity, religiously or for weight loss purposes, for hundreds if not thousands of years. Fasting has proven to be relatively successful in helping patients lose weight.

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Caffeine’s Place in the Bariatric Diet

March 9, 2022

A cup of coffee might be enjoyable, but should you give us caffeine after weight loss surgery

Today we will be talking about caffeine, a staple in just about everyone’s diet. Whether it is coffee, black, or green teas, chocolate, or sodas, caffeinated products are ubiquitous in modern-day society. Over the past several decades, we’ve heard mixed reviews about caffeinated products and caffeine. Are they helpful or hurtful? Can they help you lose weight, or do they make you hungry? The data is all over the map. However, there are some steadfast rules that bariatric patients need to follow to ensure that their caffeine consumption is not detrimental to their health and their weight loss after bariatric surgery.

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