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What Can I Eat After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Mar 8, 2019 11:24:19 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Wellness, Healthy Diet, Nutrition

 

A common question from people considering weight loss surgery is what foods they can and cannot eat after surgery. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, describes what a typical diet includes (and excludes) after bariatric surgery. 

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Is Calorie Counting Important for Weight Loss?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 21, 2019 3:06:16 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet

 

When it comes to weight loss, it all boils down to calories in vs. calories out. Calories are a scientific measure of the energy in food. Our bodies need a constant supply of energy (calories) to do everything from physical activity to carrying out basic vital functions like breathing and digesting food. Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains how calorie counting could help promote weight loss: 

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Why It's Important to Plan Your Meals

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jan 3, 2019 11:01:12 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet

 

The last thing most people want to do at the end of a busy work day is prepare dinner. According to the USDA, Americans in 2014 spent an average of 37 minutes a day preparing food and cleaning up. That’s over 4 hours a week! Why is meal planning so important?

Caitlin McCullough, RD, LD, clinical dietitian with the Lake Health Bariatric Surgery Center, explains: 

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Does a Growling Stomach Mean You're Hungry?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Nov 28, 2018 12:25:44 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

 

Have you ever heard your stomach growl, gurgle or rumble? A common misconception is that a growling stomach means you're hungry, but this is usually not the case.

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A Day's Worth of Healthy Recipes for Fall

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Sep 26, 2018 9:59:29 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Nutrition

Whether or not you've had weight-loss surgery, you should always be eating healthy, balanced and whole foods. Here's a day's worth of recipe ideas to enjoy the flavors of fall. 

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Why Do I Have Abdominal Pain after Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Aug 29, 2018 3:13:08 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

 

Abdominal pain is a common complaint after any surgery, including weight loss surgery. Initially, this is often caused by the abdominal incisions from your surgery. This pain should be temporary and lessen over the first six weeks after surgery. Farther out from surgery, you may experience abdominal pain for a number of reasons: 

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How to Avoid Getting Caught in a High Protein Marketing Trap

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jul 31, 2018 9:03:03 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Healthy Diet, Nutrition

Myth: I should look for foods with “protein” on the packaging because it is probably better for me. 

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Will I Regain My Weight After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Jun 20, 2018 10:42:57 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

 

One of the most common questions bariatric patients ask is, “Will I regain my weight?" Everyone considering bariatric surgery naturally has this concern. Certainly, the answer is complicated.

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What Do I Do If I'm Constipated after Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on May 23, 2018 10:47:00 AM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

 

After weight loss surgery, one common side effect is occasional constipation. Most patients agree the benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the challenges. One of the most frequently asked questions after surgery is about avoiding constipation. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir shares his tips for avoiding constipation and other gastrointestinal issues after weight loss surgery:

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When Can I Start Exercising after Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted by Lake Health Bariatric Team on Apr 11, 2018 2:39:32 PM

Topics: Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, Fitness

 

 

Weight loss surgery patients find that success comes from not only the surgery, but from lifestyle changes that their bariatric surgery center help them achieve. Exercise is an important component of healthy living and weight management after bariatric surgery. How soon can you start exercising after weight loss surgery? Bariatric surgeon Dr. Aviv Ben-Meir shares what he recommends for his patients. 

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