Constipation After Bariatric Surgery

Written by: Debbie McDougall One of the most commonScreen Shot 2016-06-27 at 11.58.27 AM complaints people have after weight loss surgery is constipation.  ‘What is constipation?’, you may ask. Constipation is generally defined as a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces. Having hard stools or bowel movements that occur less than once a week is considered constipation. Some people believe they are experiencing constipation if they do not have a bowel movement every day. After weight loss surgery, bowel movements may or may not be the same as before surgery which is usually a normal side effect. In most cases, consti[...]

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

Picture 84Ever wonder what gives Italian food its pizzazz or Mexican food its zing? It’s the spices! Homegrown herbs can be tantalizing for your taste buds as well as your pocket book. In addition to being more flavorful than pre-dried grocery varieties, homegrown herbs are healthier because you control what chemicals your herbs are exposed to. Herbs can be used in a variety of ways and combinations to enrich and broaden the flavor of [...]

Healthy Eating on a Budget: Bariatric Surgery Edition

Written by: Cecilia V Sanchez MS, RDN, LD Picture 24Grocery shopping for healthy foods on a budget can be difficult, but definitely achievable! From meal planning to generic shopping, these may just be your healthy solutions to cut your shopping costs! As My Bariatric Solutions' Regist[...]