Category Archives: Meal Planning

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 »

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 »

Thanksgiving After Bariatric Surgery: Recipes & Tips

Keeping on top of a bariatric diet during the six-week span of holiday celebrations may seem daunting, especially when the kickoff is an event designed solely around eating as much as possible – Thanksgiving. It’s a rough holiday for everyone, with the average American gaining 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. As this… Read More »

A Balanced, Portion-Controlled Eating Plan for Bariatrics

This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, R.D. Long after your bariatric surgery, and when you have lost most of your weight, you will also need to think about the quality of your diet. Although you still can only eat small portions, selecting food from all  the food groups prevents nutritional deficiencies. The… Read More »

5 Trends Seen Seen at a Recent Weight Management Symposium

This symposium coverage was written for Bariatric Choice by bariatric nutritionist Sharon Howard, R.D., who attended. I recently attended 2 days of great speakers at a Weight Management Symposium for dietitians in the weight loss field, including bariatrics. Sessions were filled with discussions on the latest in research-validated weight management treatment, the impact of technology, and… Read More »