Nourishing Your Gut: The Fibre-Filled Guide to Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet

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Nourishing Your Gut: The Fibre-Filled Guide to Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet After undergoing bariatric surgery, the journey toward a healthier lifestyle doesn’t end on the operating table. It continues through mindful dietary choices that support healing, weight loss, and overall well-being. One key element of this post-surgery diet is dietary fibre, an unsung hero in regulating […]

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Protein-Packed Power: Top Sources for Bariatric Surgery Recovery

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Protein-Packed Power: Top Sources for Bariatric Surgery Recovery Bariatric surgery, a transformative step towards a healthier lifestyle, necessitates dietary adjustments to support the body’s recovery and weight loss. A key component of this journey is prioritising protein intake to aid in healing, muscle maintenance, and satiety. Understanding the best sources of protein is crucial for […]

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Hair Loss Prevention Tips After Tonic Weight Loss Surgery

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Losing a significant amount of weight through bariatric surgery is a life-changing achievement, but it can come with unexpected side effects, such as hair loss. This condition, known as telogen effluvium, is often temporary and can be distressing. However, there are several strategies you can employ to minimise hair loss and promote hair regrowth while […]

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A Night to Remember: Tonic Ball 2023 Shines Bright!

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This past Saturday, a spectacular gathering unfolded at the glamorous Birmingham NCC, as we came together to commemorate the incredible journeys of our Tonic patients. Tonic Ball 2023 was a night filled with electrifying live music, a sensational DJ, and endless dancing, making it an unforgettable celebration. Honoring Stephanie Quintrell: A Shining Star One of […]

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Managing anxiety for Bariatric surgery, Top Tips

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Managing anxiety before bariatric surgery, like any surgical procedure, is crucial for your overall well-being and the success of the surgery. Here are some specific tips to help you cope with anxiety before your Tonic bariatric surgery: Educate Yourself: Learn about the bariatric surgery procedure you’ll be undergoing, including the risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. […]

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Building a Better You: How to Create and Sustain Healthy Habits

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We all have goals and aspirations for self-improvement, but achieving lasting change often requires more than just wishful thinking. It calls for the establishment of healthy habits that can propel us toward our objectives. Whether you’re looking to enhance your fitness, boost productivity, or cultivate a positive mindset, here are some top tips on how […]

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Stay Active and Motivated During UK’s Chilly Winter Months: Top Tips to Keep Your Steps Up

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As the days grow shorter, and a chill creeps into the air, it can be tempting to hibernate indoors during the UK’s winter months. However, maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for both physical and mental well-being. Keeping your steps up during this time may seem like a challenge, but with the right mindset and […]

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Tonic Surgery’s #GivingBackLives Awards: Celebrating Ally’s Remarkable Transformation

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At Tonic Weight Loss, we perform hundreds of procedures every year and are committed to working with every single one of our patients to help them achieve their weight loss goals so they can live their lives to the fullest. Our Giving Back Lives Awards initiative is there to help patients do just that!  So every single […]

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What is an NSV and why it’s important to have non weight related goals.

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Celebrating Non-Scale Victories (NSVs) in Weight Loss Surgery Journey When it comes to embarking on a weight loss journey, many people tend to focus solely on the number displayed on the scale. However, there’s a powerful and motivating concept that often gets overlooked in this pursuit: Non-Scale Victories (NSVs). Especially relevant for those who have […]

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3 Post Bariatric Surgery Lunch Ideas

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Having undergone bariatric surgery doesn’t mean your meals have to be dull. Embrace these three nutritious lunch or dinner recipes that guarantee both flavor and balance. Savor these tasty dishes and relish the joy of eating well after your surgery. CHILLI CON CARNE WITH JACKET POTATO Ingredients 1 baking potato 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ […]

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3 Nutritious Breakfast Recipes To Help Your Journey

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Sticking to a nutrition plan after bariatric surgery is crucial for several reasons. Following a well-structured nutrition plan is essential to ensure the success of the surgery and to maintain good health in the long term. Here are some reasons why adhering to a nutrition plan is important after bariatric surgery: 1. Proper Healing and […]

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Staying on track this summer

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After weight loss surgery special occasions such as weddings and summer holidays can bring a mixture of emotions. We may feel less restricted by our weight and look forward to them more, whilst also being a little anxious about how to navigate them and stay on track. When thinking about this time of year, planning […]

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Hair Loss after Surgery

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WHAT IS HAIR LOSS? Hair loss can be a scary topic to discuss. Although hair loss can happen after bariatric surgery, it is not permanent, and your hair will grow back. So why does this happen and what can you do to help prevent it? One thing to note is that those who undergo gastric […]

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Possible risks of having Bariatric Surgery Abroad

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The popularity of weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, has been growing steadily in recent years. It is an effective and safe procedure that has attracted the attention of individuals struggling with obesity who are seeking a solution for their weight loss challenges. However, it is crucial to acknowledge the potential hazards associated […]

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What is a Mini Gastric Bypass?

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What is a Mini Gastric Bypass? Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB) is a weight loss surgery that combines elements of both a traditional gastric bypass and a sleeve gastrectomy. The procedure involves creating a small pouch in the stomach and then rerouting the small intestine to the newly created stomach pouch. During an MGB procedure, the […]

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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

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What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? A Gastric Sleeve or Sleeve Gastrectomy is a surgical weight loss procedure that involves removing a large portion of the stomach and creating a new, smaller stomach “sleeve.” During the procedure, the surgeon makes several small incisions in the abdomen and removes approximately 75-80% of the stomach, leaving a thin, […]

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What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?

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Gastric bypass surgery is a weight loss procedure that involves creating a small stomach pouch and rerouting the small intestine to the pouch. This surgical procedure reduces the amount of food a person can eat and limits the absorption of calories and nutrients from food, resulting in significant weight loss. During the procedure, the surgeon […]

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What is Gastric Band Surgery?

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Gastric band surgery, also known as laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), is a surgical procedure that involves placing a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch. This limits the amount of food the stomach can hold and slows down the passage of food to the lower part of […]

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Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery

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What is obesity? Obesity is a medical condition characterised by excessive accumulation of body fat that can negatively affect an individual’s health. It is usually diagnosed using the body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat based on a person’s height and weight. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in […]

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Tonic Weight Loss Patients Train with BCFC Women’s Team Pro Footballers

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BCFC players and 3 inspirational weight loss surgery patients – one who has lost over 10 stone! –  ran through a fun training strength and conditioning session at their training ground and discussed how weight loss surgery has changed their life and the importance of exercise for every body.  Before Surgery the patients would never have […]

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Tonic Newsletter – Lift yourself lean

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When it comes to weight lifting for weight loss, there are a few key points to consider. Firstly, you will not get big from lifting weights. You can get ‘big’ from overconsumption of energy (calories), which can be converted into fat or muscle, based on the types of foods you eat and the exercise you […]

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Birmingham City Football Club Partnership announcement

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Team Tonic are excited to announce a new partnership with Birmingham City Football Club. The partnership will work to educate football fans about the health benefits through social media collaborations across the season as part of our ongoing #GivingBackLives campaign. James Corrigan, Commercial Manager at Blues, said: “As a sports Club, promoting health and lifestyle […]

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Bariatric surgery association with male gonadal dysfunction due to obesity

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Obesity is an ever growing pandemic and a prevalent problem among men of the reproductive age that can both cause and exacerbate male factor infertility by means of endocrine abnormalities associated with comorbidities, and direct effects on the precision and throughput of spermatogenesis. The current scientific literature shows that obesity, and in particular visceral/abdominal adipose […]

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Bariatric surgery as a possible solution to female infertility

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The prevalence  of obesity worldwide has nearly tripled since 1975 and currently there are 650 million people worldwide (11% male and 15% female) having obesity with a BMI of more than 30.  Obesity contributes to female infertility and is also a factor in complications to both the mother and the offspring during pregnancy and childbirth. […]

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