Category Archives: Diet

The Pros and Cons of a Gluten-Free Diet for Bariatric Patients Without Celiac Disease

Gluten is a group of proteins stored with starch in the endosperm of various cereal grains. Even though “gluten” is a protein specific to wheat proteins, the term “gluten” is generally used in medicine to refer to the prolamin and …

Four Habits That Are Jeopardizing Your Weight Loss Results

The weight loss process is a lifelong fight against the chronic disease of obesity. It is a fight you must take on every day yet it’s easy to go off-track. As such, you need to give yourself the best odds …

Changing How You Look at Dieting & Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

With so much confusion swirling around how we eat and proper “diet,” it can all get very frustrating. How many diet books, blogs, and influencers are out there in the ether? Probably more than we can even imagine. While there …

How Extreme Dieting Is Neither Sustainable nor Healthy

While a healthy body mass index increases the probability of being healthy, not all weight loss plans equal increased fitness. In other words, if a diet plan is too extreme and does not provide the body with its necessary nutrients, …

Overweight, Yet Malnourished? Not Only Possible but Common.

When patients are overweight, it is easy to assume they are getting the nutrition they need in the form of vitamins and minerals in abundance — in over-abundance even. However, many patients with excess weight are shocked to discover they …

Are New Beef Substitutes Any Better Than Red Meat?

One of the biggest food trends over the past several years has been the explosion of vegetarian, non-animal-product meat substitutes. Known by several brand names these substitutes have been touted as a healthier alternative to red meat. However, are these …

Dealing With Plateaus After Bariatric Surgery

Unfortunately, with bariatric surgery or not, we will always experience setbacks in our quest for better health. At times when progress slows, we can feel like failures. Nothing is more frustrating than plateauing after bariatric surgery, having had months or …

Five Ways to Reduce Your Sugar Intake

Glucose is a necessary part of life. It sustains every cell in our body and without it we would not be able to survive. However, with diets worsening in the United States and around the world, excess glucose in the …

Where Caffeine Fits in to Your Post-Op Lifestyle

Before bariatric surgery we may not have thought twice about having a few cups of coffee or some tea. Caffeine was only a concern as we got closer to bed and worried about staying up all night. However, caffeine must …

Why Carbs Aren’t the Enemy

You have probably tried to cut out carbs from your diet in an attempt to lose weight. And who can blame you? We’ve become anti-carb as a result of misinformation and overconsumption. The truth is too much of anything is …

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