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coconut oil

Coconut Oil: Bariatric Surgery Benefit or BS?

August 28, 2023 · 0 comments

Do a quick ‘Dr. Google’ search and you’ll discover that coconut oil promises weight loss, to burn that belly fat and alter fat levels in your blood for the better. Is this true or BS? Let’s separate facts based on science from fiction based on, well, hype. First, a close

Tofu with Pad Thai Peanut Sauce

Tofu with Pad Thai Peanut Sauce-Only 225 Calories!

August 4, 2023 · 0 comments

Thank you to dietitian Pitchaya Pattasema for developing and sharing her story for this recipe.   Growing up in Thailand, tofu was one of my favorite proteins before I even knew what protein was. Its soft yet bouncy texture adds some oomph to any dish. Did you know that tofu

Liver Shrinking Diet

Should You Follow the Liver Shrinking Diet before Surgery?

August 2, 2023 · 0 comments

Stress alert! You’ve made an immense decision and decided to have bariatric surgery. Then, you’re informed that it’s not quite as straightforward as you thought. First, you need to follow the liver shrinking diet, also known as the liver reduction diet. Why? What’s this all about? Let’s lower your stress

Alkaline Water

Is Alkaline Water Helpful After Bariatric Surgery?

June 12, 2023 · 0 comments

Alkaline water has been promoted to slow down how fast you age, prevent cancer, boost your energy and regulate your body’s pH. You have a lot of expenses after weight loss surgery. Should you open your wallet and let go of your hard earned cash? Will alkaline water benefit you

Mind Diet

Is The MIND Diet Helpful To You After Bariatric Surgery?

April 24, 2023 · 0 comments

Really, a diet for your mind? Here we go again. One more diet and one more miracle promise. I don’t blame you if this is exactly what you’re saying to yourself. I am right there with you. Most of the time you would be spot on as diet after diet

Hungry after Weight Loss Surgery

5 Reasons You’re STILL Hungry after Weight Loss Surgery

April 17, 2023 · 0 comments

Weight Loss Surgery is in the rearview mirror but you’re STILL hungry more often than you thought you would be. Why is this happening to you? Obesity has always been considered an outcome of eating too much and with it comes weight bias, shaming, bullying, or the assumption of a

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue: Real Medical Issue or Junk Science?

March 29, 2023 · 0 comments

Feeling stressed out and tired…all the time? Could it be adrenal fatigue? Before you start on a supplement promising to put an end to your adrenal fatigue, is it really a thing or a fake diagnosis? Should you spend your hard-earned cash on those nutrition supplements or keep it? Benefits

Mediterranean Salmon Cakes

Mediterranean Salmon Cakes

February 17, 2023 · 0 comments

Enjoy this delicious Mediterranean Salmon Cakes recipe who's ingredients may already be sitting in your pantry. As a kid I remember eating fish mainly during Lent, usually in the form of fish sticks, fried shrimp or fillet of sole. I always looked forward to it but it wasn’t a regular

Preventing Weight Regain

Is Protein the Key to Preventing Weight Regain?

January 18, 2023 · 0 comments

What’s the first buzzword that comes to your mind after surgery? Did you say protein? Let me guess. Before your surgery and especially after, you’re told to consume protein, protein, and more protein! Why is it so important? Because it’s a major player in preventing weight regain. All of the

losing hair after wls

Why am I Losing Hair after WLS?

November 21, 2022 · 0 comments

I know it seems hard to believe this right now, but it’s totally normal to lose 5-15% of your hair after bariatric surgery and the rapid weight loss that occurs as part of it. But there is good news: hair loss is very common and your hair should grow back.