Category Archives: Diet

Getting Back to Basics. How Best to Get Your Daily Hydration Quota

February 17, 2020

Before we get into the best ways to stay hydrated after bariatric surgery, it is important to understand how much water/liquid you actually need. There are varying recommendations out there, but the most common number you will find is 64 … Read More

Tricks to Getting Enough Protein after Bariatric Surgery

December 2, 2019

Protein is an essential nutrient for anyone looking to maintain a healthy weight. Too often, we don’t get enough protein; or we get enough protein, but we eat too much of the other bad stuff that goes with it. After … Read More

Why Diet and Exercise Fails for 95% of Obese Patients

November 18, 2019

If you have watched our seminar, had a consultation, or researched bariatric surgery, you will undoubtedly have come across the statistic that between 90 and 95% of obese people do not achieve long-term weight loss with diet and exercise alone. … Read More

All Soda, Including Diet Soda May Cause Early Death

November 4, 2019

The beverage industry is anchored, in large part, by soda sales. And this makes a lot of sense. Not only are sodas refreshing, but they are also incredibly sweet and satisfy our sugar cravings. As society became more health conscious, … Read More

Great Food Substitutions for Any Time of Year

September 24, 2019

Bariatric patients quickly become familiar with thoughts of things they “can’t” eat, but we want to shift the focus to all of the many things you CAN eat, especially those available all year round. With limited real estate in the … Read More

Solving Stress With Today’s Lifestyle

September 10, 2019

It is obvious that stress can contribute to weight gain in many ways. But how do we break the cycle and stop the stress related weight gain? For some, it is possible to combat the stress itself. Maybe there is … Read More

Stress and Weight Gain – Is There A Connection

August 5, 2019

While you hear of some people losing weight during a stressful time, stress is often a large contributor to weight gain. The causes behind weight gain related to stress are typically a combination of several factors including hormones, psychological factors … Read More

Expectations Vs. Reality – Be Sure You’re on The Right Track After Bariatric Surgery

July 18, 2019

You will often hear people describe weight loss surgery as the “easy way out.” Many patients have struggled with their weight their entire lives, which can impact relationships, self worth and self esteem. Further, as humans we love to compare … Read More

Celebrating Summer without Gaining Weight

July 5, 2019

Summer time can feel a bit daunting after a major lifestyle change like bariatric surgery. For most people, summer comes with disrupted schedules, routines out of sorts, and the familiar gatherings with tempting treats, drinks, and community. There is also … Read More

Hidden Sugars and How To Find Them

February 25, 2019

As if making healthy eating choices wasn’t challenging enough, here we are facing maybe one of our greatest nutritional epidemics – weaning ourselves off the incredible amount of hidden, and not-so-hidden, sugars in our modern diets. This is not about … Read More

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