During the six months the balloon is inside the stomach, Haney works with patients on portion control and eating healthier. Patients learn not only how to eat less, but how to replace fatty proteins with lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. “When we’re growing up, we’re taught to finish our plate, or ‘You took that food, now you have to eat it all,’ ” she said. “We overrode our innate sense of feeling full.” After the balloon is removed, Haney continues to encourage healthy eating habits. “A lot of it is a lifestyle change. People get used to eating... [Read more »]
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