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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 »

4 Bariatric Friendly Holiday Drink Recipes

If you’ve had Gastric Sleeve, Bypass, Adjustable Band or Duodenal Switch surgery, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on seasonal favorites throughout Christmas and New Year’s with our “tastes of the holiday” protein drinks. These bariatric-friendly holiday recipes were developed by a dietitian and bariatric/nutrition counseling expert Sharon Howard, R.D. exclusively for Bariatric Choice. Even… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Tips for Making Protein Shakes Tastier Post-Op

Guest post written by Sharon Howard R.D. Stir, Don’t Shake In the first week after bariatric surgery, your “pouch” is a bit swollen on the inside along the incision lines. Keep this in mind as your build towards your full, clear liquid diet to liquid foods you cannot see through, such as protein shakes. These drinks will… Read More »