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Protein Debate: Bariatric Edition

So much information out there.  So much “misinformation” out there also.  So what’s a bariatric patient to do ?  You’ve taken the important decision to improve your health and to lose weight and eat better and the media is telling you to LOAD UP on PROTEIN.  That means that you should start downing protein shakes, […]


Getting Back Up – Bariatric Edition

Newbies don’t want to hear about it and those that are 9 months out of their bariatric surgery don’t believe it will ever happen to them….what am I talking about ???  falling off the wagon or getting out of healthy habits or allowing bad habits to creep back into our lives….   It happens to […]


The WLS Pouch – Bariatric Edition

How does bariatric surgery work ? Why do patients lose weight quickly? Let’s chat a bit about why it works and how to get the best results post surgery and what you can do to ensure success. This type of surgery has a few different aspects to it and one of them is “restriction”.  The […]


Shout Out to Idaho ! – Bariatric Edition

Hi Everybody.  I am your bariatric nutritionist and surgery coordinator.  I had the opportunity this past weekend to fly from Tijuana (San Diego) with Dr. Sergio Verboonen and his wife Dr. Indira Partida,  and I got the chance to meet up with so many of you that have had bariatric surgery with us in the […]


Break the Plateau – Bariatric Edition

We are happily cruising along post bariatric surgery and we are thrilled with our results and then it happens … Plateaus, stalls, getting stuck – there are a lot of different ways to to call the dreaded stage where the scale doesn’t move and it just continues to stay in the same place.  This is […]


Understanding Carbs – Bariatric Edition

My intention here is to make it easy to understand your carbohydrates.  How can we control our intake of carbohydrates when we don’t know what they really are.  Sure, there are the ones that stand out like bread and tortillas, crackers and rice – but let’s dive a bit deeper.  Why are we trying to […]


Shift focus to healthy eating – bariatric edition

It doesn’t matter if you have had bariatric surgery, are thinking about having bariatric surgery or are not intending to have any surgery.  We all know that losses on the scale are no easy task.  There are such a crazy amount of factors to take into account – just maintaining our weight is a challenge […]


Perfect Lunch for Bariatric Clients

Being prepared is the best way to be successful post bariatric surgery.  Like everybody, bariatric post ops need to plan their meals and they can either not eat lunch, visit the local diner for lunch or eat something that they bring from home. Sometimes we don’t have an option and we skip our lunch due […]


Essential components for big losses – bariatric edition.

Big losses are going to occur when you get a lot of the different components correct.  This is an important part of the equation.  Post bariatric surgery, clients lose weight due to primarily the restriction they feel and the food choices they are making but when stalls and plateaus occur, there are other places we […]


Reading Food Labels 101 – Bariatric Edition

Maneuvering your way around the grocery store can feel like a gigantic maze designed to make you feel confused.  We have labels on foods items shouting out how healthy they are for us on the front packages but when you turn them over, and look at the nutritional label, what are you looking for ? […]


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