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.

Get More With Less From This New Bariatric Chewable Multivitamin

While doctor prescribed post-weight loss surgery supplementation is extremely important to long-term health (vitamin and mineral deficiency is one of the most common complications post-WLS), sometimes it’s much easier said than done. The problem can be the difficulty in taking a large handful of vitamins each day, like a multivitamin plus separate supplements for Vitamin D, B-12,… 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 »

Ten Bariatric Rules to Live By

This article was written for Bariatric Choice by Sharon Howard, R.D. These are habits that should be well established during your first six months after surgery. If you want to maintain the weight loss you have achieved, you must continue following these basic rules of bariatric surgery. Have 3-4 small balanced meals a day. If you… 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 »

Vitamin & Mineral Needs Of Bariatric Surgery Patients

Gastric bypass and other types of bariatric surgery dramatically alter your body’s ability to absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the smaller amounts of food you’ll be eating. The resulting vitamin and mineral deficiencies can have serious medical implications. Vitamins and minerals contribute to your post bariatric surgery health in a number of ways, including… Read More »

Why Protein is Important Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

If you haven’t yet had your bariatric surgery, it’s important to prepare yourself for the process, and Lori Rosenthal, a registered dietician specializing in weight loss and bariatric issues suggests the following. “You need to create good habits that you’ll follow after your surgery. To be realistic, you need to start small, eating three small meals… Read More »