Food Choices

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Food Shopping After Bariatric Surgery

There are two types of people in this world, those who like grocery shopping and those who don’t. Regardless, it’s something that has to get done in order to design a healthy week ahead. So here are some tips for your next supermarket visit to help you choose nutrient-dense foods, stay within your budget, and … Continue reading

February 2019: Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

By: Julie Kay, MS, RDN, CDN A healthier lifestyle includes socializing and enjoying time with family and friends. Oftentimes, that means dining out. Or maybe you just need a break from the stove. Whatever the reason… dining out means less control over what you are eating. Nevertheless you are certainly in control of what you … Continue reading

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


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

Shopping List

Click here is a great Shopping list to get you started on making balanced and healthy food choices!

The Ultimate Healthy Grocery List

Two of the biggest hurdles to healthy cooking are a lack of time and not having ingredients on hand. Eliminate one of those and help mitigate the other by using the handy list below, created by Samantha Lynch, R.D. (Don’t forget to Pin it!) By knowing which foods to pick up each week, you won’t … Continue reading

Variations on Recipes for Bariatric Diets By ORMC Post-op Patient Ed Holshek

  Spices The best way to keep sodium, fat and carbs down without compromising flavor and satiety is to be creative with spices.   These are some of the spices I use: Adobe or Sazon seasoning:  contains some salt but has a nice blend of spices. McCormick salt free Garlic and Herb:  adds nice flavor … Continue reading


Imagine the relief of not having to worry about overeating as this holiday season approaches. Imagine what it would be like to feel full and satisfied after a few bites of delicious and nutritious food. Imagine if you knew how to prioritize the order in which you eat your food to feel and stay well. … Continue reading

Dining Out Tips

Summer is here, and for many this is the season when a lot of time will be spent dining out. However, this can be challenging after weight-loss surgery and many people avoid going to restaurants to prevent overeating or eating the wrong foods. But since dining out is a normal part of life for many, … Continue reading