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Seasonal Highlight: Pumpkin Spice Latte

In honor of the slow transition to Fall and everything pumpkin, I thought it would be fun to explore a few variations of the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Sep 21st, 2023

Iron Deficiency After Bariatric Surgery

One possible side effect of bariatric surgery is an iron deficiency. Although it may not seem like a big deal, iron is essential for the body's overall health and can lead to serious health problems if left untreated.
Aug 24th, 2023

What is Dumping Syndrome?

One of the most common complications following weight loss surgery, especially for people with the gastric bypass, is dumping syndrome. In this blog, we will explore what dumping syndrome is, its symptoms, causes, and how to manage it.
Aug 10th, 2023

Hypoglycemia After Bariatric Surgery

After bariatric surgery, some people can experience low blood sugars after eating a high carbohydrate meal. Although, this is not your typical dumping syndrome caused by high sugar foods that people can experience after having the gastric bypass.
Jul 13th, 2023

Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many women, but it can also bring about unique challenges, especially for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. For women who have had bariatric surgery, it is important to follow specific guidelines.
Jun 29th, 2023

Protein Supplements and Recommendations

After bariatric surgery, protein is a key part in maintaining your health and achieving your weight loss goals. Protein supplements offer a reliable source of protein for people who have recently undergone bariatric surgery. 
Jun 1st, 2023

Expected Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

In this blog post, we will explore the typical weight loss results after bariatric surgery and what factors affect them. So, whether you're considering bariatric surgery or want to learn more about its results, this post is for you!
May 18th, 2023

Vitamin D and Bariatric Surgery

Understanding vitamin D, how it works in the body, and how to get enough of it is essential for maintaining overall health. In this blog post, we will dive into the importance of vitamin D and explore ways to incorporate it into our daily routines.
May 11th, 2023

Artificial Sweeteners and Sugar Alternatives

Alternative sweeteners have become more and more popular, especially in the bariatric community. But are they really a healthier alternative, and how do they compare to other sugar substitutes on the market? Let's take a closer look!
May 4th, 2023

Correct Portions After Bariatric Surgery

Depending on how far out you are from surgery, this will ultimately determine your portion size. Take a look at this post to help you evaluate your portions, and see if you are in fact over eating OR are consuming the right amount of food.
Apr 27th, 2023

Reducing and Managing Summertime Stress

With spring upon us and summer approaching, changes to routines and schedules can be expected. While change can be a wonderful and exciting thing, this can also be a trigger for stress and anxiety in some individuals. Read further for tips!
Apr 13th, 2023

Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Constipation is not an uncommon complaint of people after bariatric surgery, however this is typically a temporary problem and usually resolves as you’re able to consume more fiber and increase your physical activity.
Apr 6th, 2023

Probiotics: Frequently Asked Questions

If you've heard a lot of talk about probiotics but are not sure about what they are or how they could benefit you, take a look at this article to learn more about these supplements.
Mar 23rd, 2023

Causes of Nausea or Vomiting After Bariatric Surgery

Nausea and vomiting are the most common problems that occur in the first few months after surgery. If you are experiencing nausea and vomiting, it may be related to your eating or drinking habits. Read this post for more information!
Mar 16th, 2023

Getting Re-Motivated To Exercise

Now that we’re starting to move into spring weather, you might be feeling slightly more motivated to be active during the week. However, this can feel challenging. Here are a few suggestions to help get you re-motivated to exercise and be more active!
Mar 3rd, 2023

Let's Talk Calories and Nutrition Goals

After the initial adjustment to bariatric surgery takes place, we answer a lot of questions about how many calories each day should be consumed or why a weight loss stall might be happening. 
Feb 23rd, 2023

Health and Fitness Phone Apps

Tracking your nutrition is a helpful tool after bariatric surgery, especially with staying on track and seeing progress made towards your personal health goals. Check out a few highlighted apps in this article!
Feb 16th, 2023

Carbohydrates- Can I or Can't I Eat Them After Surgery?

When talking about weight loss and bariatric surgery, foods that are high in carbohydrates are often brought up as “bad” foods or labeled “unhealthy.” While it is important to limit some specific foods high in carbohydrates, not all are avoided forever.
Feb 2nd, 2023

New Year, New You!

It’s that time of year again! When goal setting becomes more important and we begin to think about what we hope to achieve in the next year (365 days). Check out this article on goal setting and staying motivated with your New Years Resolution!
Dec 25th, 2022

Focus on Meal Time Wellness

Focusing on being in good health is important in so many areas of life. One major area we have more control over involves our eating habits and even how someone eats a meal.
Dec 15th, 2022

Holiday Party Survival Guide

The holidays are a fun season full of family and friend gatherings, holiday work events, ugly sweater parties, and the like. However, when you are trying to be mindful of your health after having bariatric surgery, it can feel a bit more stressful. 
Dec 10th, 2022

Healthy Substitutions for Holiday Baking

Seasonal baking is a holiday tradition for many. Whether it is nostalgic and reminds you of baking with past family members as a child or brings you joy to bake for others, holiday baking is something that can still be celebrated after bariatric surgery.
Dec 1st, 2022

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The holiday season can be a wonderful and beautiful time of year! However, it can also become a very stressful and busy season for some. Here are a few helpful tips that may help you minimize some of the stressors that the holiday season may bring.
Nov 26th, 2022

15 Ways to Sneak in Fitness

With the holidays approaching, our lives become increasingly busy. It can feel near impossible to incorporate exercise or general activity into the day, but it might be a little easier than we might first expect. 
Nov 20th, 2022

How to Choose Milk and Milk Alternatives

Whether you are purchasing cow’s milk or trying to choose a plant based alternative to have after bariatric surgery, it can feel like a complicated process. How do you know what one is the best?
Nov 17th, 2022

What Are Slider Foods?

Slider foods are typically very high in sugar, fat, and simple carbohydrates and have very little nutritional value. They typically digest quickly and “slide” through your stomach. We recommend avoiding slider foods to reduce the change of weight gain.
Nov 3rd, 2022

Staying On Track After Weight Loss Surgery

As many know and understand, bariatric surgery is a wonderful tool that helps with weight loss. However, keeping the weight off and not slipping back into old habits is another topic. Read further to learn about several key habits for success.
Oct 27th, 2022

Practicing Self Care After Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is an amazing tool that is very helpful with weight loss, especially after years of yo-yo dieting and struggling to lose weight on your own. One topic that isn’t focused on enough includes how to practice self care.
Oct 20th, 2022

Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

I often hear from people that eating healthy is just too expensive. And while this may be the case depending on financial struggles, food access, availability, and inflation, there are a lot of ways to make eating healthy much more affordable.
Oct 8th, 2022

8 Tips for a Healthier Halloween

Life after bariatric surgery comes with its own set of challenges. And once October hits, it feels like there are so many holidays that follow from now until New Years Eve that revolve around food. And in October, that is typically Halloween candy.
Oct 6th, 2022

The Dos and Don'ts of Coffee After Surgery

The recommendation is to avoid regular and decaf coffee for 2 weeks before your surgery and no regular or decaf coffee for 1 month after surgery. Read further to learn how to place a coffee order at your local coffee shop.
Sep 15th, 2022

Healthy Eating During Football Season

For the sports lovers out there, September is a really exciting time of year! This is when the NFL season begins and Sunday’s become “Funday’s” with friends and family. Keeping health in mind can feel tricky, but you have more options than you may realize!
Sep 1st, 2022

Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

We lose hair naturally every day. You will see this when you brush your hair or when you're taking a shower. However, after surgery, you may begin to experience more than the typical hair shedding between 3 to 6 months after surgery. 
Aug 18th, 2022

Managing Food Cravings After Bariatric Surgery

Food cravings are not uncommon and happen to the majority of people. Understanding why you might have a food craving can really help you know how to fight it off or prevent the craving from happening in the first place.
Jul 21st, 2022

Eating Out Tips For After Bariatric Surgery

Life after surgery will likely include spending time with family and friends in a restaurant setting. It just might require a bit of planning and creativity to continue to make healthy choices away from your home.
Jun 16th, 2022

Recipe: Keto Pumpkin Pie

When Thanksgiving rolls around, all of the desserts can be tempting, but if you are wanting to keep it low-carb, this keto pumpkin pie will make it easy. Pile it high with whipped cream and no one will know the difference!
Nov 10th, 2019
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