Janet Kovler

Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E. is Orange Regional's Bariatric Program Director. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Registered Certified Dietitian and an American Heart Association Certified Cardiovascular Counselor. She brings over 27 years of clinical, educational and leadership experience to Orange Regional Medical Center.
Janet Kovler has written 66 posts for Orange Regional Medical Center

Why Protein is Vital After Bariatric Surgery

The Importance of Protein After Bariatric Surgery Protein should be included in all of your meals after surgery as it provides many important benefits to weight-loss surgery patients, including: Aids in proper wound healing after surgery Helps keep your skin, hair, bones and nails healthy Helps form hormones, enzymes and immune system antibodies that help … Continue reading

Manage your cravings after weight loss surgery

Whether you are preparing for surgery or are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, food cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of stress, boredom, the environment you are in, not following a proper meal schedule or other reasons. Cravings have little to do with nutrients and plenty … Continue reading

VITAMIN GUIDELINES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

After bariatric surgery you must take vitamins for the rest of your life. Serious illness can result from non-compliance with your vitamin and mineral guidelines. Mood, energy, and focus can also suffer from a lack of proper vitamins after bariatric surgery. Blood tests are required every three months for your first year after surgery and … Continue reading

LONG TERM POST BARIATRIC SURGERY DIET: THE FUTURE/FOOD FOR LIFE

Only when you are able to tolerate a good variety of foods from Stage 2, should you then move tentatively onto Stage 3…eating FOOD FOR LIFE. Typically this occurs between 8-16 weeks post-op but everyone is different and always follow the advice of your own bariatric team (and, just because your dietitian says you can … Continue reading

Relationship Challenges before and after Weight-loss Surgery by Walter Medlin, MD, FACS

The weight-loss surgery journey is one of the most profound changes in our lives. Following nutrition, an exercise and follow-up program may be hard work, but the most challenging daily adjustment is, “the way people treat me differently.” She burst into tears. Why? I had just walked into the hospital room, saying “your nurse tells … Continue reading

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Body Contouring (Body Lift) Tummy Tuck Breast Lift Should You Have Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss? Many people who have lost 100 pounds or more are overjoyed at their success. After losing a lot of weight, though, you still may have loose, heavy folds of skin left as a reminder of your former self. Plastic … Continue reading

Dining Out After Bariatric Surgery

For most Americans eating out is a common experience and has become more and more frequent with everyone’s busy schedule. With a little planning and thoughtful ordering you can eat out while still continuing your new healthy way of eating.  Don’t forget everything you have been working on at home and apply it to your … Continue reading

“Transition to Health” Ayo Fitness Program

Click to learn more about the AYO Fitness and ORMC collaboration: “Transition to Health” Program  

Emotional Eating & Common Food Challenges After Bariatric Surgery

People tend to bury their feelings in food. Food is often used as a comfort source for many emotions. It’s like our best friend. Bariatric surgery provides a tool to control your portion sizes and combined with our program, can teach you to choose your foods wisely. Bariatric surgery does not change your life in … Continue reading

Holiday Eating after Weight Loss Surgery

 Traditionally, the holiday season spanning November into the New Year is especially challenging for weight control.   The winter season evokes cravings for “comfort” foods characterized by warm, soothing meals rich in fat and carbohydrates, or sweet baked goods with their enticing aromas.   If you’re in a quandary as to how to navigate through … Continue reading