Healthy Food After Bariatric Surgery

Focus on Bariatric-Friendly Food Options, No Matter Where You Eat

August 15, 2018 · 0 comments

As a weight loss surgery nutritionist, a frequently asked question that I am regularly asked is: "Will I be able to eat all kind of foods after surgery?" From my experience working with bariatric surgery patients, I want to encourage patients' mindset to focus on healthy choices that are bariatric-friendly

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Does Bariatric Surgery Change Taste Buds Post-Operatively?

August 13, 2018 · 0 comments

It’s so rewarding to be a part of an individual’s journey through weight loss surgery and to be able to share in their excitement as they improve quality of life so quickly after surgery. Through the excitement, I still like to remind my patients that bariatric surgery does not produce

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Anxiety, Overeating and Weight Loss: How to Manage

August 10, 2018 · 0 comments

Anxiety is extremely common among patients who are considering bariatric surgery. In a recent study, over 80% of pre-surgical bariatric patients met criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis (anxiety, depression). Of those patients with a psychiatric disorder, 46% had anxiety (Duarte-Guerra, et al., 2015). People with untreated anxiety lose less weight after

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The Real Deal on Common Misconceptions About Weight Loss Surgery

August 8, 2018 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Surgery could be more accurately called "Metabolic Surgery" due to its mechanism of action. The most powerful effects of weight loss surgery are by changing and re-formatting the manner in which the body uses energy and utilizes food. (I discuss this in detail in one of my articles

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Managing Hormone Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

August 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Rerouting your intestinal tract is going to change some of your hormones—including reducing your hunger. Bariatric surgery, such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, reconfigure the anatomy of your gastrointestinal tract (stomach) which recalibrates your energy balance and fat metabolism. The most pronounced change is the reduction of the intestinal

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The Science of Supplementation: Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Part 2

August 3, 2018 · 0 comments

In the Fat-Soluble Vitamins, Part 1 article, I introduced you to vitamin D, which plays an important role in bone health and is especially important after WLS, as well as vitamin A, which helps support skin and eye health. In this article, I will discuss the remaining fat-soluble Vitamins E and

Food After Bariatric Surgery

Re-Think the Way You Think of Food After Bariatric Surgery

August 1, 2018 · 0 comments

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you these two things define me: racing cars and being a passionate dietitian. Most would think these two things have nothing to do with each other. Food Is The Fuel For Your Body You can’t drive a car without gas, and

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Before & After RNY with Chris, losing 150 pounds!

July 31, 2018 · 0 comments

Why I Decided to Have WLS I’ve struggled with my weight since 2nd grade. I remember my teacher looking at me and saying “you’re gonna pop out of them clothes.” From then on, my parents tried hard to help me lose weight. Back in the early 90’s, low-fat diets were

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