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Is a Smoothie Diet a Good Idea After Bariatric Surgery?

February 15, 2024

Smoothies are a big part of many bariatric patients’ postoperative life. This is primarily because we need so much protein that we often can’t get enough from our meals alone. Protein shakes become a great way to fill that deficit while enjoying something that tastes Good and contains essential nutrients. […]

Does Coffee Count Toward Your Hydration Goals

August 24, 2023

For many years, it was thought that coffee and other caffeinated drinks like black and green tea acted as diuretics, offsetting their value as a hydrating drink. We were often told that if we drank a cup of caffeinated tea or coffee, it should be offset with the same amount […]

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 […]

Alcohol and Bariatric Surgery

August 26, 2020

One of the simplest but most common phrases we tell our patients is “everything in moderation” and this also applies to alcoholic beverages. However, there are some hard and fast rules that must be understood in the immediate postop timeframe that can prevent serious complications and discomfort. First, it is […]

Can All Sodas, Even Diet Ones, Decrease Your Life Expectancy?

November 8, 2019

Very interesting research has emerged about sodas and how they affect our bodies. A recent study set out to determine if soda consumption reduced a person’s life expectancy, and if so, was diet soda any better? The surprising conclusion was that all sodas, even diet sodas that contain no sugar, […]

Latest Research on Sugary Drinks and Early Death

April 7, 2019

Sugary drinks are everywhere, and the number and variety of these drinks have only increased. In fact, the highest source of added sugar consumed by Americans comes in the form of sweetened beverages. We all know that sugary drinks such as juices, sodas, energy drinks, and sugar-sweetened teas and coffees […]