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Food Prep Pre and Post Bariatric Surgery

Meal planning, wow – we know we have to get it done but it can be such a drag.  You need to sit down and go over different recipes, then write up a meal plan and make a shopping list ,,, finally we get to the grocers and it’s already been hours of prep ! […]

10 Day No Sugar Challenge Bariatric Patients

Hey Bariatric Pre Ops and Post Ops!  Are you craving sugar ?  Let’s chat…  Scientists have found that sugar is addictive and stimulates the same pleasure centers of the brain as cocaine or heroin. Just like those hard-core drugs, getting off sugar leads to withdrawal and cravings, requiring an actual detox process to wean off.   Do you know how much sugar […]

Let’s Chat Protein Basics

“Eat More Protein” – are you tired of hearing about it ? Let’s Chat Protein Basics  The worn out bariatric expression “Eat More Protein” – are you tired of hearing about it ?  Let’s break it down so you too can become the protein pro ! Protein can be found in which foods ? You […]

Why as a Bariatric Patient do I require Vitamin D3 ?

Why would a doctor recommend bariatric surgery with the expectation of taking vitamins for a long while? Isn’t VSG a reduction surgery, not malabsorption?  Why would vitamins be required ? Almost all of the vitamins and minerals that we get come from our food.  Couple this with the knowledge of what is in the standard American […]

New Habits – Our New Normal – Bariatric

Bariatric surgery is great.  It gives patients back their life.  They get their health back.  They are able to stop all sorts of medications.  They can get on airplanes with no seat extender.  They go to the amusement parks with their kids.  It is life-changing.  There are some things that bariatric surgery cannot change.  Habits […]

Use a smaller plate ,, and other not so crazy food tricks

Reason your way through your impulse eating and cravings rather than just jumping off the ledge.  Give these suggestions some consideration. They’ll help you reduce your calorie intake, have greater control and make better choices based on the science of tricking the brain. Use Small Plates!  If you put two identical portions of food on a small […]

Hair Loss and Biotin

Hair loss after bariatric surgery is very common and can bring stress to men and women. While we all want to achieve great weight loss results, there are some potential risks associated with having this type of surgery. Hair loss related to bariatric surgery is known as Telogen Effluvium and is associated with the normal hair growth […]

Bariatric Snacking

Developing healthy eating habits is necessary for making the most of bariatric surgery. The surgery can only be successful if you turn over a new leaf, adhering to a nutritious diet. After the surgery, there will be physical restrictions on your body, and if you ignore them reverting to your old eating habits, you will […]

Processed Foods Post Op?

Let’s chat about Processed foods, which have been the hot topic of many a nutrition discussion lately. What’s the concern? It has become the victim for numerous illnesses, from obesity to heart disease, cancer to diabetes. As food preparation has gotten easier and more convenient over the years, the quality of many foods has decreased. […]

Post Ops – Take the Stairs!

Are you someone who decides to take the stairs every day to get to your office?  Or are you someone who waits 5 minutes for the elevator to take you up a few flights? We all take the elevator from time to time.  Maybe it’s because you just had an awesome leg workout, had a […]

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