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Bariatric Surgery Diet – Best protein sources for Vegetarian Patients

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…

The importance of Hydration after WLS

After weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, Dr. Maytorena recommends drinking plenty of water. Sometimes we underestimate the consequences of not taking enough water. And everytime someone says “You have to drink water” we just nod in agreement. However Dehydration is considered the number one reason of hospital readmission for recovering weight loss surgery patients. How much water should you drink?According to Dr. Jorge Maytorena, head bariatric surgeon of Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, 
64 ounces or 8 cups of water is the recommended amount of water you have to drink to stay healthy. 
It might seem a lot of water, but that is just perception created by the fact that you were not drinking 
enough water previous to your surgery. Normally, patients drink other liquids (a lot of them with high 
concentrations of sugar) instead of water.
Now that you are following Dr. Maytorena’s Post-Op diet fluids are part of the first and second stage, 
however …

What Weight Loss Surgery is Right for Me?

Knowing what surgery will help you lose and keep the weight off is the beginning of the journey
Bariatric surgery is safe and effective, many patients rely on weight loss surgery treatment for obesity and its related health conditions. Bariatric surgery in Tijuana with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis of Hope Hospital is the best option for patients who want to change to a healthier lifestyle.

Dr. Jorge Maytorena performs different weight loss procedures While the procedures offered vary in their methods of achieving weight loss, all place a restriction on the stomach's capacity to digest large amounts of food and absorb nutrients. After surgery Dr. Maytorena's patients feel full after eating much smaller portions than they have been used to eating.

What are the types of surgeries does Dr. Maytorena perform
Weight Loss Surgery like the Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass are rapidly gaining recognition and approval for its positive effects on obesity and health. Type 2 Diabetes a…