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If I don't eat I will lose weight, Right? Think Again!

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Patients who have Gastric Sleeve Surgery or other Bariatric Surgery at Long Term WLS with
Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis Of Hope Hospital, have started their weight loss journey and changing 
and creating new habits, especially when it comes to the amount and type of food they eat, as well as 
exercising regularly, both of these practices are very important to achieve a healthier lifestyle. If I don't Eat I lose weight, Right?
It is a common (and huge) popular misconception that if a person does not eat, they will lose weight,
however that is farther from the truth than what you imagine. Dr. Maytorena advises weight loss surgery
patients to follow the post-op habit of eating more than 3 times a day.
Why does eating regularly help you lose weight?
Dr. Maytorena  explains how our body consumes nutrients. Our digestive system converts the consumed
food into glucose, which is our source of energy, when glucose runs out the next substance inline to be 
consumed is glycogen which are the par…

5 Necessary Questions to Ask Before Having WLS in Mexico

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Once you’ve made the decision of having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico, the next step is to know who is the best bariatric surgeon to make sure you are in the best hands. Since you will travel to Mexico for your surgery, you will have to make research to get the closest to a first hand experience of where you will have surgery, fortunately we have the Internet to help out on the quest of looking for the best bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery.
There are many things to consider and you might have a list of questions, however there are some questions that are more important than others, here we present the top 5 questions to ask before having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico.
5 questions to ask your doctor before having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

1.- How long has your doctor been performing Bariatric Surgery?
Experience is a great indicator of your doctor’s track record. Dr. Maytorena has over 16 years of experience in bariatric surgery, he has international studies and has beco…

Drinking Alcohol after WLS

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After having weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana,
Mexico, you go back home and continue with recovery and start to lose weight. Subsequently after 
you’ve stuck to the post-op diet and you feel like engaging in social activities there is a high possibility 
that alcohol becomes present in friends and family gatherings and you might want to have a drink; 
however there is some things you need to know about alcohol:

It is unrealistic to think that after having gastric sleeve or any other weight loss procedures at 
Long Term WLS, patients will never drink again. As a consequence of Weight Loss Surgery and 
abstinence prior and after the procedure your body will react differently than before.

If you would like to have a drink here is a safe way Dr. Maytorena recommends  to enjoy a glass 
of wine or a spirit in social occasions:

Tips on drinking alcohol after WLS

1.- Results first, celebrations laterFirst and foremost avoid drinking alcohol the firs…

Bariatric Surgery Diet – Best protein sources for Vegetarian Patients

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A common concern about vegetarian or vegan post-op diets is that they might lack sufficient protein. However, many nutritionists agree that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you all the necessary nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.Most importantly, people who follow a vegetarian lifestyle have been shown to carry a lower body weight, have better cholesterol levels, greater longevity, and lower risk of developing cancer.At Long Term WLS we care about our patient’s particular needs, therefore here are some recommendations on how to meet your protein requirements during your weight loss journey being a vegan or vegetarian bariatric surgery patient. A bariatric surgery patient must follow special dietary recommendations to insure the achievement of weight loss goals and weight maintenance. Since day one after bariatric surgery, there’s one factor that you will find steady from day one: protein intake. High-quality protein does not only promote weight-loss, is also fundament…