Malabsorption comes in the form of not being able to entirely absorb even the small amount of food you have eaten.
Metabolic surgery recalibrates the neuro-hormonal pathways that your body uses to regulate weight and distribution of energy. There is a hormone called ghrelin that is mostly made in the fundus of yourstomach. This hormone stimulates another hormone called Neuropeptide Y (NPY). Neuropeptide Y stimulates your appetite and tells your body to store energy as fat. By decreasing NPY your body will be less hungry and store less fat. When we perform the sleeve gastrectomy we are removing the main area that produces the hormone ghrelin. With less ghrelin being manufactured by your body, there is less stimulation of your appetite because there is less hormone to activate the NPY. This is one of the factors that will contribute to your weight loss as well.
Restrictive surgeries dramatically reduce the amount of food that can be consumed.
The following books an be purchased online or at a local bookstore.
The Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Living, Jeff Volek, PhD, RD; Stephen D. Phinney, MD, PhD
Cooking Light: Fresh Fast Food- Weekend Meals
Biggest Loser Complete Calorie Counter
The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook, Colette Heimowitz
Living Low Carb, Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS
Good Calories, Bad Calories, Gary Taubes
Why We Get Fat & What to do about it, Gary Taubes
The End of Overeating, David Kessler, MD
Food: the good girl’s drug, Sunny Sea Gold
50 Ways to Soothe Yourself without Food, Susan Albers, PSY.D
Made to Crave, Lysa Terkeurst
Every Body Matters, Gary Thomas
Love to Eat Hate to Eat, Elyse Fitzpatrick
Lauri’s Low-Carb Cookbook: Rapid Weight Loss With Satisfying Meals, Lauri Ann Randolph
Bounce: A weight-loss doctor’s plan for a happier, healthier and slimmer child, Wendy Scinata, MD
The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, Nina Teicholz
The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, Jeff Volek, PhD & Stephen Phinney, MD