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Going to Restaurants After Weight Loss Surgery

January 20, 2022

Odds are that, going through the journey of weight loss surgery, you’ve been eating at home a LOT!  But, inevitably, at some point, you’re going to get invited to a restaurant.  Whether it’s a family outing, a holiday celebration, a work function, a date, etc., the day will come!  It […]

Five Ways to Mitigate the Thanksgiving Splurge

November 18, 2021

Holiday time is a wonderful opportunity to gather and reconnect with family and friends, but it usually revolves around food. For someone with a normal BMI, this isn’t a terribly scary prospect. However, for someone who has undergone bariatric surgery, there are variables and unknowns that can make these kinds […]

Does Caffeine Help or Hinder Weight Loss; And What Effects Does It Have Post-Bariatric Surgery?

October 21, 2021

There are a few things that most of us can’t live without. Fresh air, water, TV binge-watching, our families, and coffee. Maybe not in that order. Some of us love the taste of coffee, others are pretty sure they’re dependent on the caffeine pick-me-up, while others have gotten used to […]

What Happens When You Cut Too Many Calories?

October 7, 2021

Messaging these days can be a little confusing. And perhaps that’s the understatement of the century.  Everywhere you look there’s a new diet or exercise directive that seems in direct contradiction to one that came out just weeks before. No carbs/all carbs, no fat/fat with fat snacks, no sugar/just artificial […]

What Is Dumping Syndrome (And Why It Helps You Succeed)

September 16, 2021

Gastric bypass surgery reconstructs the anatomy of your stomach and reroutes the intestine. The fact that your stomach is smaller, and your digestive tract changes means that your body must adapt to new systems and processes. Sometimes, the surgery can cause dumping syndrome – when food and drink pass into […]

When Dieting Alone No Longer Works

April 12, 2021

The early phase of the post bariatric surgery recovery plan involves significant dietary restrictions. For the first several weeks after surgery, you will cycle through various restrictive dietary phases including clear liquids, liquids, soft foods and ultimately a modified regular diet. Some modifications will continue for the rest of your […]

Mindful Eating. What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

March 29, 2021

Mindfulness can play a very important part of the postoperative lifestyle. Mindfulness is a very simple concept – to be in the present moment when performing various activities. For a bariatric patient, that might be understanding and appreciating the food we eat, as we eat it.

Tips to Maintaining Your Weight Loss Long Term

February 1, 2021

Losing excess weight is only part of the weight loss journey. Some people may find that keeping the weight off is even more difficult than losing it in the first place.  Once a patient loses weight, they must commit to lifestyle changes to maintain their goal weight. After substantial weight […]

Lifestyle Changes After Weight Loss Surgery

January 18, 2021

The benefits of weight loss surgery are not limited to the change in the number that shows up on the scale, but an entire lifestyle reboot. Surgery is just a puzzle piece in the grand scheme of weight loss – it is one tool in the toolbox. After weight loss […]

Diet or Exercise – Which Yields Better Weight Loss Results?

November 18, 2020

We all know that a combination of diet and exercise allows for ideal body weight loss and maintenance at a lower weight. However, many bariatric patients, especially in the early postoperative time of their lives want to know which they should prioritize. And, while we always want our patients to […]

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