Lactose intolerance symptoms and approved alternative proteins

Lactose intolerance symptoms and approved alternative proteins

Dairy is one of the main protein sources recommended when switching to a high protein diet. It is, like meat, one of the most bioavailable proteins for human bodies. We are also the only mammal that consumes another mammal’s milk! Lactose is found in mostly all dairy...
Junk Food Replacements

Junk Food Replacements

Even after you feel like you’ve mastered this whole new way of eating after bariatric surgery, those old food cravings can creep back up every now and then. It is important for long-term weight management to keep junk food to a minimum. These foods do not keep you...
Importance of Hydration

Importance of Hydration

Are you feeling fatigued? Have frequent headaches? Are you still struggling with weight fluctuation? Feeling bloated?  These are just a few of the symptoms of dehydration. Our bodies are made up of 60-70% water that must be replenished every day with oral hydration....
Physiological changes after bariatric surgery

Physiological changes after bariatric surgery

Hunger after surgery I often hear at postoperative appointments after surgery, “I only eat like once a day, I’m not hungry, so I just don’t eat.” This is not a desirable or sustainable practice. We want you eating healthy, high protein, nutrient dense foods, in small...
Emotional changes after WLS

Emotional changes after WLS

                The excitement and anticipation of weight loss can often overpower the reality of lifestyle changes that occur after weight loss surgery.  This can be very impactful on the patient’s life and their loved ones.  Mild depression, anxiety and suicidal...
How to Handle the Holidays After Bariatric Surgery

How to Handle the Holidays After Bariatric Surgery

Now that we are getting into the holiday season, social events of all kinds are starting to come up! From Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year’s, there always seems to be a reason to celebrate this time of year. For those who have gone through weight loss surgery,...