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  • Approximately 39 million Americans (22.5%) are obese and the number is increasing.
  • 97 Million Americans (55%) are overweight or obese.
  • 50.7% of women and 59.4 of men and nearly 25% of children and adolescents are overweight.
  • Obesity is a risk factor or aggravating agent for approximately 30 diseases and conditions.
  • Between 300,000 and 587,000 preventable deaths occur, making obesity the second largest cause of preventable death in the U.S. behind tobacco.
  • More than 50% of deaths from all causes among adult U.S. women can be attributed to obesity.
  • Weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight for overweight people can improve obesity-related conditions.
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LapBandLA.com - Lap-Band Surgery Patient Dos and Don'ts

For those of you who had their Lap Band surgery a while ago, you already know that a significant weight loss will be achieved with some effort on your end. For those who had it recently or are thinking about it, here are simple rules (Dos and Don'ts) that you can follow.

  • Eat only 3 small meals a day.
  • Eat slowly and chew thoroughly
  • Stop eating as soon as you are full
  • Do not drink while you are eating
  • Do not eat between meals
  • Eat only high protein foods
  • Avoid fibrous foods (E.g. Pineapple and asparagus)
  • Drink a lot of fluids that are low in calorie
  • Exercise daily

If you need to find out more information regarding Lap Band surgery, please get your free consultation appointment in one of Dr. Davtyan's Lap Band Los Angeles offices.

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David G. Davtyan M.D.,FACS, FICS
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