Fruit juice has been marketed as a health food and a good food choice for years now. Very few people realize that fruit juice does not give you the same benefit as eating an actual piece of fruit. Drinking fruit juice is very high in sugar, even when no sugar is added, and the vitamins…

Fluid Goals By: Meaghan Points- Registered Dietitian Getting in all your fluids before having bariatric surgery is a struggle for most and it becomes even harder after surgery. When you cannot drink with your meals and have to wait 30 min after each meal to start drinking again, it is easy to fall behind and…

The following is a message from surgeon Dr. Adam Smith regarding the efficacy of bariatric surgery in the treatment of diabetes in addition to weight loss. Surgery for Diabetes Control by Dr. Adam Smith, Ultimate Bariatrics surgeon and Lap-Band patient The STAMPETE (Surgical Therapy and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial results are in. This…

You may have seen advertising or blogs talking about free Lap-Band ™ removal. Usually accompanied by language that reads something like the band has been proven ineffective and should be removed. Please beware of these misleading ads. These ads are frequently just a ruse to get a frustrated band patient in for a pitch to…

Ultimate Bariatrics is grateful to be able to tell more people about the new Obalon Procedure. In case you missed it, check out this CBS segment from last week!

“I’m too overweight to exercise” How many times have you thought this? If you are like me, at least once a day. The truth is no one is too obese to exercise. When we think of exercise the first images that come to mind is someone running a marathon, a fit muscular person hitting the…

Are you looking to make your occasional strength class or Sunday spin session a regular ritual? Many casual exercisers want to sweat more often, but they struggle with finding the workout motivation to make fitness a part of their daily routine. Conventional wisdom hasn’t been particularly helpful in figuring out how to get in the…

Senate Bill 756- A message from Dr. Smith I usually don’t make political commentary on our website, but, I am too passionate about this issue to be silent. After a lot of effort and support from members of the Texas Association of Bariatric Surgeons (of which I am a member) and many other interested groups,…

stress

End Stress Eating After a stressful day, you find yourself at the bottom of a pint of ice cream. Often times you feel that this is out of your control and don’t fully recollect what happened. This is known as stress eating or emotional eating, eating in an unconscious way to deal with stress. Eating…

game day recipes

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest calorie fests of the year for many Americans. The average football fan eats about a day’s worth of calories during the game, and the U.S. Calorie Control Council estimates that Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead, snack on these 5…

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