Nutrition

Calorie Counting

Calorie Counting: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Tracking After WLS

February 19, 2018 · 0 comments

Weight loss surgery depends mostly on restriction. Many patients rely on restriction without having a proper nutrition plan, or have a very a strict caloric controlled plan but end up sacrificing flavor or not enjoying their meals. Let's get into what the so-called Calories actually are. A calorie is a

eating out after wls

12 Ways To Stay On Track When Eating Out After WLS & By Cuisine

February 16, 2018 · 0 comments

In the first few weeks and months after weight loss surgery, it’s typically easier to keep it simple and eat most of your meals at home. (You’ll especially want to avoid trying a new food when you’re out and about in those first 6-weeks post-op.) But, soon enough, you’ll be

Water Soluble Vitamins

The Science of Supplementation: Water-Soluble Vitamins, Part 1

February 14, 2018 · 0 comments

Previously I reviewed the overall digestion process before and after WLS; now, I’ll be diving into individual micronutrients and their importance in our daily functioning for our bodies. To start us off, we’ll be looking at water-soluble vitamins. These vitamins, like the name sounds, dissolve in water and can, therefore,

kid's menu

Eating From the Kid’s Menu After Bariatric Surgery: Just Say NO!

February 7, 2018 · 0 comments

Bariatric surgery describes a variety of surgeries performed on parts of the GI tract to help decrease the obesity epidemic. The main purpose of these procedures is to restrict the amount of food that can be consumed ultimately helping to curb appetite quicker and help the patient lose weight. Almost

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The Science of Supplementation: Digestion After WLS

January 8, 2018 · 0 comments

I hope you have been able to review part one of this series, “The Science of Supplementation: Digestion Prior to WLS” article. It provides us with a breakdown of the overall digestion process prior to weight loss surgery (WLS). However, knowing where and how nutrients are absorbed doesn’t necessarily help us

12 Small Nutrition Changes

12 Small Nutrition Changes That Can Add Up To Big Results!

December 27, 2017 · 0 comments

As the New Year approaches, so does the opportunity to get a fresh start and create new resolutions or goals to improve your health, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, everyone dreads creating their New Year’s resolutions, since in many cases, they stop pursuing them after only a few months into

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10 Facts a WLS Post-Op Needs To Know From a Registered Dietitian

December 26, 2017 · 0 comments

Weight loss surgery is a positive step toward improving your health and quality of life. It is important to commit to a healthy lifestyle to ensure the best results from bariatric surgery. From my experience working with bariatric patients, there are things that will make a difference to your health

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Good vs Bad Foods After WLS, a Dietician’s Perspective

December 4, 2017 · 0 comments

“I heard that bananas were bad so that’s why I don’t eat them.” “I know that avocados are bad because they are full of fat.” “Potatoes and bread are bad, so I stay away from them.” Are There Good vs Bad Foods After WLS? As a bariatric program dietitian, I

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