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Long Term Healthy Eating/Grocery Shopping Tips During and After COVID-19

By now the reality of a pandemic has settled in with each of us. Our lives have been impacted in numerous ways, not the least of which is our eating patterns. You all know the stark reality that current research is revealing about obesity risk and outcomes for obese patients in relation to contracting the … Continue reading

Navigating Thanksgiving after Bariatric Surgery

Thanksgiving Day… a time for family, fun and of course food. Depending on where you are in your bariatric surgery, you will need to be ready for the holiday grub. Here are some helpful tips to help you navigate the upcoming Turkey day. Stay consistent Don’t skip breakfast or other meals/snack prior to Thanksgiving meal. … Continue reading

Reaching Protein Requirements

After bariatric surgery protein becomes a priority. Meeting 60-80 grams of protein per day is the goal. About 20-30 grams of protein per meal/snack (at 3 meals plus one snack per day) will help you reach this daily goal. You can meet this goal by eating foods that are rich in protein.   High protein … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Meeting Your Protein Requirements After Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass surgery.Photo Credit Fuse/Fuse/Getty Images   Bariatric surgery helps patients lose weight by blocking calorie absorption and restricting stomach size, says University of Wisconsin Health. Maintain your health and avoid losing lean muscle mass during rapid weight loss by consuming 60 to 80 grams of protein every day for the rest of your life. … Continue reading