Mindful/Intuitive Eating

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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

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

Craving: Great or Eager desire; Yearning

Whether you are preparing for surgery or you are focusing on weight loss/maintenance after surgery, cravings can pose a challenge in your everyday life. Cravings can be the result of not eating the right foods or not following a proper meal schedule. They can also be the result of stress, boredom, your environment or bad … Continue reading

THOUGHTFUL HOLIDAY EATING FOR POST-OP PATIENTS

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

Holiday Eating Tips after Bariatric Surgery

Be realistic with your weight loss goals Do not always try to lose weight over the holidays – focus more on maintaining your weight and making small healthy changes Be active to maintain weight Keep up with your bariatric exercise regimen. Walk around the mall while carrying your shopping bags for extra calorie burning. Make … Continue reading

How Can I Stop My Weight Loss Self-Sabotage?

A Guide To Identifying The Patterns That Trip You Up Do you have a lot of frustration with yourself for not following through with your weight loss plan and feel hopeless that your situation will never change. So if you feel like you keep sabotaging yourself for one reason or another, there are specific things … Continue reading

After Surgery – Dealing with Cravings

♥  Happy February 2014 Everyone! ♥ This month, our support group topic is “Dealing with Cravings”.  Read on to find a helpful discussion from other bariatric surgery patients on ways to help prevent yourself from succumbing to cravings and help secure YOUR path to healthier eating habits long-term and a successful AFTER surgery! Yours in … Continue reading

I’ve realized that food, cravings and overeating do not have the same PULL as before surgery…

I’ve realized that food, cravings and overeating do not have the same PULL as before surgery. It used to be VERY pleasurable and time-consuming. It was a serious addiction to overeating fatty carbohydrate-rich foods. So, I was wondering, Is it an actual physical addiction? Did the surgery make that addiction go away? Here is what … Continue reading

Soft drinks and sugar containing beverages are low hanging fruit…

“Soft drinks and sugar-containing beverages are the low hanging fruit in public health today,” says Dr. David Ludwig, director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center, at Children’s Hospital in Boston. “Many children are consuming 300 calories per day or more, just in sugar-containing beverages. Compare the challenge of giving up three glasses of … Continue reading