Category Archives: Food and Nutrition

Healthy eating & dietary changes after weight loss surgery don’t have to be daunting…or even boring. Our library of expert nutritional articles and recommended healthy recipes will help you find the optimal fat, sugar, protein, nutrients and portion sizes to build an enjoyable eating plan that fits your lifestyle.

Keeping Your Holidays Healthy Following Weight Loss Surgery

This post was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, a registered dietitian and nutrition counselor. Sharon currently works with patients before and after weight loss surgery on education, nutrition, and lifestyle planning in her role at a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. In this article, she stresses the importance of properly preparing for holiday eating for… Read More »

This is How to Navigate Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery, Says One Nutritionist

Sitting down to a huge table filled with appetizing casserole dishes overflowing with delicious (and once favorite) foods can be an overwhelming situation for the bariatric person. Large amounts of food, especially carbohydrate and fat-laden casseroles, will fill you up quickly and make you uncomfortable for hours. Sharon Howard is a registered dietitian and nutrition counselor… Read More »

We’re Closing in on Our Social Mission Goal of 1.3 Million Meals* to Those in Need

Updated 10/26/2017 We’re excited to announce that, with the support of our customers, we’re on track to surpass 1 million meals* for families throughout the US in a few more days! We have about 3 1/2 months left to hit our 12-month social mission campaign goal of 1.3 million meals. We’ve been providing 2 meals*… Read More »

Bariatric-Friendly Chicken Mushroom Bake Recipe

This bariatric-friendly recipe was created for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard R.D., M.S., C.D.E., L.D.N., F.A.D.A., a registered dietitian with more than 30 years of experience in nutrition counseling, and 15 years in weight management and bariatrics. Chicken Mushroom Bake Recipe An exclusive, Bariatric Choice-infused, high protein spin on a delicious meal time favorite. Ingredients Makes 2… Read More »

Bariatric Nutrition: Know Your A’s and D’s

This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard R.D., Lisa Diewald R.D. of Nutrition for Living Do you wonder if you are meeting your vitamin needs with your new post-bariatric surgery meal plan? There’s no time like the present to stay focused on getting enough key vitamins following weight loss surgery. Emerging evidence suggests that… Read More »

Vitamin & Mineral Supplement Tips: A Vital Part of Post-Bariatric Surgery Health

Written for Bariatric Choice by Lisa Diewald RD and Sharon Howard RD Now that your bariatric surgery is behind you, the opportunity for a new beginning is at your doorstep! As you embrace this fresh start, it’s important to remember that bariatric surgery introduces changes to the gastrointestinal system that can impact dietary intake and quality.… Read More »

Protein Benefits and Quick Reference Guide for Bariatric Surgery Patients

Weight loss surgery causes severe trauma to the body. After bariatric surgery, you must take in sufficient protein every day to speed wound healing, preserve your lean body mass, enhance your fat-burning metabolism and minimize hair loss. Foods that are high in protein should always be eaten first during meals. The recommended long term post-surgery… Read More »

Why a Dietitian Stresses Bone Health Post-WLS

This post was written for Bariatric Choice by Lisa Diewald R.D. and Sharon Howard R.D. of Nutrition for Living When you decided to pursue bariatric surgery, you knew that a dramatic change in your eating style would be necessary, and no doubt this caused some trepidation. As you navigated through and practiced, you may have found some… Read More »

A Post-Bariatric Surgery Diet for Success

Weight loss surgery is an excellent tool to help you lose weight. To help ensure success, though, you must also follow the post-bariatric surgery diet given to you by your surgeon and/or dietician. This diet will go through stages, from clear liquids shortly after your surgery to full liquids, and then from soft foods to more… Read More »