Category Archives: Bariatric Diet

Head Vs. Body – Are You Really Hungry?

July 15, 2019

Originally published on July 1, 2011 and updated on Jun 23, 2019 So, you think you are hungry – but are you really? Is your body hungry, or is it head hunger? Head hunger can be caused by many different … Continue reading

Need More Energy after Bariatric Surgery? Eat the Right Foods

July 1, 2019

Originally published on May 25, 2011 and updated on Jun 12, 2019 “I would love to work out, but I have no energy.” How many times have you said that? It’s a common problem we all encounter – weight loss … Continue reading

Managing Your Weight Several Years Out from Bariatric Surgery

April 6, 2018

Anyone who has dieted knows that the first phase of weight loss is exciting and far easier than maintaining that weight loss over the long-term. There are both physical and psychological reasons for this phenomenon. The weight loss process after … Continue reading

Do I Diet or Exercise?

January 20, 2018

New Year’s resolutions will likely be in the forefront of your mind over the next few months. And while we often don’t follow through with every resolution, starting afresh at the beginning of the year is a great way to … Continue reading

Your Liquid Diet Expectations

July 12, 2016

You are thinking about weight loss surgery. You’re tired of dieting, losing weight and then hitting a plateau. You’re frustrated that you’ve been going to the gym and working so hard with minimal results. Your weight is going up and … Continue reading

Nutritional Deficiencies after Bariatric Surgery

April 7, 2015

Vitamin deficiencies are a possible side effect of bariatric surgery. The degree to which a patient may experience nutritional deficiencies largely depends on several factors. First, is the person himself or herself – many people have difficulty with the absorption of … Continue reading

Choosing the Right Recipes After Bariatric Surgery

March 25, 2015

There’s no shortage of recipes or cookbooks out there and as a bariatric surgery patient looking to expand your culinary horizons, you may be tempted to try quite a few of them. Many recipes tout their unique “tastes great and … Continue reading

Obesity and Type II Diabetes

September 18, 2014

Along with the exponential spread of obesity in the United States has come a staggering increase in a silent, but dangerous disease – Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, also called adult-onset diabetes, is generally caused by a person’s lifestyle … Continue reading

The Connection Between Sodium And Obesity

April 30, 2014

There has been a great deal of debate over the connection between sodium consumption and excess weight. The conclusion, as with most controversial nutritional research these days, is that the jury is still out. However, to consider the effects of … Continue reading

When Fast Food Is Okay After Bariatric Surgery

April 4, 2014

It might seem counter-intuitive, or even shocking, to say that fast food would be an acceptable meal option after bariatric surgery. For the most part, a fast food restaurant, and its usual menu of high-fat, high-sugar options, is not conducive … Continue reading

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