Post-Surgery

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Vitamins and Minerals are Forever

Bariatric surgery is a restrictive method of weight loss and depending upon the procedure, can also change the absorption of food. This means that the weight loss is achieved due to the procedure that will either decrease stomach size causing you to eat less, or cause food to bypass certain areas of digestion and thereby … Continue reading

Positive Thinking and Body Image

Body image is the way a person perceives their own physical appearance.  This may seem straight forward, however, research suggests it is actually complex. Current research indicates that body image dissatisfaction is greater in women than in men. Unfortunately, the stigmatization regarding obesity and excess weight in this society, may add to the increasing cases … 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

How To Support Someone Having Bariatric Surgery

How can I support them in their decision? Be sensitive and understand that this decision is not easy. The person you care about has thought about it carefully. This surgery is a choice. However, it may be the only way to treat severe obesity and the other health problems that come with it. Ask the … Continue reading

Flattering Your New Body: 7 Tips for Clothes Shopping After Weight Loss

Significant weight loss is a major accomplishment, whether you’ve lost it naturally or through weight loss surgery. Each pound you shed and inch you lose is a reason to celebrate. Buying new clothes after weight loss surgery is an exciting part of losing weight, but it can sometimes feel overwhelming and often expensive. Here are … 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

Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery – 7 Things You Need to Know

Exercise plays a critical role in helping bariatric patients to achieve long term success in their goals to lose weight, live a healthy lifestyle and maintain their desired weight once achieved. It is recommended that you work with your bariatric surgeon and a fitness professional to develop a program that addresses your unique needs including … 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

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