Category Archives: Diet

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 …

Tackling Takeout While Trying to Make Better Lifestyle Choices

It seems for years we’ve had people shouting at us to “eat this,” but “definitely not that.” While in theory it’s a terrific mantra, sometimes you’re faced with options that simply don’t fit into any wellness program on the planet. …

Mindful Eating. What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Mindfulness plays a very important part of the postoperative lifestyle. Mindfulness is a very simple concept – to be in the present moment when performing various activities. For a bariatric patient that might be understanding and appreciating the eating process …

Avoid the Midday Blues by Hydrating

Most of us experience them – the midday blues. Whether at home or at work, sometime after lunch, we start to get tired and just want to take a nap. For some, a nap is possible and may be a …

Is Fast Food Ever OK After Bariatric Surgery?

When we think of dieting, the last thing we think of is fast food. And there is good reason to support that. Fast food has traditionally been loaded with fat, carbs, sugar, and just about anything that you would consider …

How to Manage Food Cravings after Bariatric Surgery?

Food cravings can feel like the enemy, but they are a very normal, healthy bodily response. Rather than trying to suppress them at all costs, learning how to manage them is an important part of the post-operative bariatric lifestyle.

Ensuring Proper Portion Control After Bariatric Surgery

Portion control is one of the hardest aspects of post bariatric surgery life. After surgery, you may only be able to eat 20% or so of what you ate before. In the early stages of postoperative life, patients quickly realize …

What Should You Know About Gut Health?

In the human body, research show that there are actually more bacteria cells than human cells. While we often hear about bacteria causing infections, good bacteria in the body is a powerful tool to prevent harmful bacteria from causing us …

Avoiding Poor Eating Habits When You’re Stuck at Home

With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping millions in their homes, the stress-level is undoubtedly high. For some, it might feel like the calorie intake is just as high. You may be suddenly finding yourself a SAHM-WFT, also known as a Stay …

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

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 …

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