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

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 particles that are in charge of storing energy in our liver and muscles 
and are another source of glucose, once this second energy supply is consumed our body creates the 
feeling of hunger to receive more energy. After we’ve eaten the brain creates signals to prevent the 
absence of nutrients, which makes our body store enough energy as possible so there it has enough 
glucose to function, so in consequence we burn LESS calories, and since protein is a great source of 
glucose, the body starts to consume the protein in our muscles rather than the fat that is stored.

If all of the body’s efforts to tell you that you must eat fail, it enters in emergency mode and starts craving
as much glucose as possible and the highest source of glucose are carbohydrates, so instead of craving 
low-calorie sources of carbs like lentils, peanuts, carrots and more, we go for the highest calorie carbs such
as bread, pasta, cheese and other fatty carbs that make us gain considerable amount of weight and makes
us feel fatigued, sleepy and without energy because the body utilizes all its efforts to breakdown the complex 
fat structures recently consumed. And those feelings are no friends of our patients.

Dr. Maytorena's Recommendations 

Dr. Maytorena encourages Weight loss surgery patients to avoid feeling very hungry to prevent these 
cravings and achieve weight loss, the more we take this under consideration the better, that way we will 
be consuming exactly what the body needs in order to  lose weight and maintain healthy at the same time.

Dr. Jorge Maytorena is the highest regarded Weight Loss Surgery in Tijuana Mexico, he performs a wide
variety of weight loss surgeries such as the Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, Mini Bypass and SADI-S at 
the world renowned Oasis Of Hope Hospital.

If you would like to know more about gastric sleeve surgery or other weight loss surgeries,  please visit 
our website longtermwls.com or our social media channels as well as our Youtube channel in the following 

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