Myths about Bariatric Surgery

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Some Myths of Bariatric Surgery:

Myth: You’ll live on a liquid diet and protein shakes for the rest of your life & it will be difficult to eat with family and friends.
Truth: All patients put on a liquid diet for 10 – 14 days before and after surgery, to help with the operation and healing process. A couple of weeks post-surgery, they are weaned off liquid diet and soon all patients eat small quantities of home cooked food. Dieticians work with patients to show them the kinds of meals they can make that will fit in their new healthy lifestyle, which can actually be shared with family members and friends.

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Foods that make you feel good

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What we eat can have a huge impact on our mood and emotional health. A team of researchers have established a clear link between depression and diet. They found that the more junk food teenagers ate, the more likely they were to be depressed. Regularly consuming heavily processed foods that are high in sugars and saturated fats and low in nutrients such as B vitamins, zinc and magnesium, can have a negative impact on your emotional health. Eating certain "feel-good" foods, however, as part of a well-balanced, wholesome diet, helps support healthy nerve and brain function as well as promoting the production of mood-boosting neurotransmitters.

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