Previously in this article series, I have discussed digestion before and after WLS, and the nine water-soluble vitamins. Now, I will introduce you to the four fat-soluble vitamins: vitamin A, D, E, and K. In this article, I'll explain the Fat-Soluble vitamins A and D. Fat-soluble vitamins are like oil and
Many believe that interpreting a nutrition label is like reading ancient hieroglyphics. You have to try to decipher these numbers and percentages as well as vitamins you’ve never heard of. Why are there three different numbers for fats? Is fiber a carbohydrate? What is considered too much sugar per serving?
Have you ever noticed that some foods, meals, or snacks leave you feeling fuller longer, while others leave you feeling hungrier than before you ate the food? You may be aware of some of the reasons for the difference in satiety, the size of the meal or snack, nutrient composition-protein versus
The first time you look at a nutrition facts label it can be dizzying. What do all those numbers mean? What should you be looking for? If you have undergone or considering weight loss surgery, it is important to understand the information on nutrition labels to help make informed decisions
When meeting patients for their initial consultation for bariatric surgery one of the first things I tell them is: This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. The word “diet” is often associated with a temporary and often restrictive way of eating. No Need for Dieting After WLS! There are
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The good news is that you have had weight loss surgery (WLS)! You have made the best decision of your life to choose to be “healthy”! Sure, not every day is a perfect day. How can we expect or maintain that for ourselves? Realistic, obtainable goals, is the better option.
In this article, I will introduce you to the final three water-soluble vitamins. To recap, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are lost through bodily fluids. Because our body cannot properly store or recycle these water-soluble vitamins, we need to make sure that we consume them in our diet and
Whether you’re having weight loss surgery, have had surgery, or are trying to lose weight by other methods, we all know that it is no simple task. Many factors are involved in the process of weight loss as well as weight maintenance. In fact, many find the challenge of maintaining
Weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) is an excellent tool. The surgery can help reduce the overall volume of food consumed through the restrictive nature of reducing the size of the stomach pouch and the impact surgery has on altering appetite regulating gut hormones. The reduced sized stomach pouch