Throughout our lifetime, we meet people who seem like they can eat anything they want, in any quantity, without gaining an ounce of weight. On the other hand, some have been coined the ones who “look at food and gain weight.” Most of us, though, fall somewhere in between the two extremes. Either way, it […]
Does Sleep Apnea Cause Weight Gain? Here’s What You Need to Know
Sleep is a vital part of a healthy life. When you lack sleep due to irregular sleep patterns, illness or health conditions, it can affect the way your mind and body function. Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic sleep problem. This alone leads to chronic disease, injury, mental health problems and […]
Low BMI & Weight Loss Surgery: Is It a Good Idea?
At Beltre Bariatrics, we understand that being overweight can be detrimental to your physical and mental health. Whether you’ve recently gained weight, cannot seem to lose weight through countless diet or exercise tactics, or are simply hoping to learn more about weight loss surgery, we have you covered. It is important to know that weight […]
Medications to Avoid After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
At Beltre Bariatrics, we understand that being overweight can be detrimental to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. If you’ve recently gained weight and cannot seem to lose it through diet or exercise tactics, we are here to help you every step of the way. Whether you’ve been vetted as a candidate for weight loss […]
Does Sleep Affect Weight Loss?
Sleep is something we all need, but 1 in 3 adults do not get enough. Getting less than the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night can increase your risk of certain health conditions, like obesity. In fact, sleep and weight loss research show that getting the proper amount of quality sleep is one of […]
5 Things You Should Eat After Bariatric Surgery
If you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, we are here to help you regain your strength and poise post surgery so that you feel better than you have in years. From preoperative appointments to post-surgery meals, knowing exactly what treatment plan to follow is imperative to get you feeling like yourself again sooner. At […]
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe After Weight Loss Surgery?
Intermittent fasting is a diet strategy that involves extended fasting hours each day. For example, if you finish your last meal at 8 p.m. and don’t eat again until noon the following day, you’re technically fasting for 16 hours. Intermittent fasting is often used to help a person limit their daily calories in order to […]
How to Tighten Loose Skin After Weight Loss Without Surgery
If you’ve recently experienced weight loss, your body may be lighter, but excess, sagging skin could still be weighing you down. Loose skin is caused by losing 100 pounds or more in a very short time. While it can happen to those who lose weight through diet and exercise, it happens more often with weight-loss […]
Biliopancreatic Diversion vs. Gastric Bypass: What’s the Difference?
All bariatric surgeries involve modifying the capacity of the stomach as at least a part of the procedure. While they all help individuals lose weight and control hunger, each one uses a different method. Wiljon W. Beltre, MD is a Board-Certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience helping those who are significantly overweight achieve […]
What Is Visceral Fat and How to Reduce It
Visceral fat, or active fat, sits inside your abdominal cavity and wraps around nearby organs like the liver, stomach and intestines. Visceral fat is also metabolized by the liver. Once it’s turned into cholesterol and circulated in the blood, it can get stuck inside the arteries. This type of fat is dangerous because it can […]
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