Eating Out After Weight Loss Surgery: Tips and Tricks

The journey after weight loss surgery can seem daunting, especially when it comes to food. Many of our bariatric surgery patients in Lubbock believe they have to give up going out for meals altogether after surgery, but that is simply not the case! Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind when you […]

The Meaning of “Bariatric”: Obesity Management and Holistic Health

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the term “bariatric” has gained increasing prominence, particularly in discussions surrounding weight loss procedures and comprehensive health management. So… what does “bariatric” actually mean? Glad you asked! In this blog post, we will dive into the deeper meaning of “bariatric” and its broader implications within the field of healthcare. […]

Healthy Holiday Eating After Bariatric Surgery: 7 Easy Tips

A photo of a Christmas table setting, with a red tablecloth, plates, glasses, pinecones, and a Christmas tree in the background in preparation for a West Texas Bariatric healthy holiday meal.

Navigating healthy holiday eating after gastric sleeve surgery can seem challenging, but there are many options that will help make sure you’re not compromising your health or enjoyment. We’ll walk you through eating healthy during the holidays with these seven tips for healthy holiday eating, tailored especially for those who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery. […]

Bariatric Pouch Reset: Restarting Your Weight Loss Journey After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

West Texas Bariatrics Gastric Sleeve Patient Holding A Basket of Apples While on a Pouch Reset Diet

The bariatric pouch reset is a short-term dietary regimen designed to help individuals who have undergone bariatric surgery regain control over their eating habits and manage portion sizes. So what is a bariatric pouch reset, exactly? There are many bariatric pouch reset benefits. If you’re considering a pouch reset in West Texas, and wondering how […]

Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery: What to Expect in the First 3 Weeks

West Texas Bariatrics Patient Standing on Scale

Everyone will undergo some life changes after gastric sleeve surgery, especially in the first three weeks. First, it’s important to understand what this surgery is and how it works. Gastric sleeve surgery is a minimally invasive procedure and involves the removal of a portion of the stomach, resulting in a smaller stomach pouch. The reduced […]

Diet Progression Stages After Bariatric Surgery

healthy food for bariatric surgery patients

If you undergo bariatric surgeries such as gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, lap-band adjustments & orbera balloon surgery, you won’t be able to eat the same foods for some time. Instead, you’ll be given a special diet that you must follow for the first month after bariatric surgery. Your diet will progress in stages starting with […]

Preparing for Bariatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Guide

A woman preparing for bariatric surgery at West Texas Bariatrics.

Undergoing bariatric surgery is a life-changing decision that requires careful preparation. The preoperative phase plays a crucial role in optimizing your health and readiness for the procedure. In this article, we will guide you through the essential steps involved in preoperative preparation for bariatric surgery. Dietary Modifications and Lifestyle Changes: A significant aspect of your […]

Why It’s Important to Eat a High-Protein Diet After Bariatric Surgery

Why It’s Important to Eat a High-Protein Diet After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an excellent first step in your journey toward weight loss. However, diet is also essential in helping you sustain long term health and weight loss goals.For this reason, you should avoid high fat, high sugar foods in favor of high protein foods. The benefits of high protein foods for bariatric patients are […]