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What You Need to Know About WLS, Food, Nutrition and Bioavailability

There is a strong connection between WLS, food, nutrition, and bioavailability.  Having weight loss surgery greatly impacts the types of food post-op patients should eat, the nutrition needed for good health along with the bioavailability from those foods. Bariatric surgery is the most effective solution for long-term weight loss in individuals affected by morbid obesity.(1)…

Four Ways to Overcome Head Hunger

Do you find yourself wanting to eat multiple times throughout the day? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself: Why am I eating right now? Am I really hungry? Our body needs fuel (calories) and nutrients (macro and micronutrients) to function properly, but sometimes we want to eat for reasons other than physical needs and…

Gastric Bypass-How It Works, Pros & Cons and Vitamins

Gastric Bypass – How It Works and Vitamins

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 78.6 million adult Americans are affected by obesity. A person with a BMI of 30 kg/m² or greater is considered obese. Obesity increases one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer (1).  Weight loss surgery is a treatment…

10 Tips for Success With Bariatric Surgery

Whether you’re researching weight loss surgery, a pre-op, or post-op patient, helpful tips with bariatric surgery are good to have to keep in mind. Even for new or long-term post-ops, I hope these tips will support you as reminders for your journey. 1. Focus on making your meals smaller and eating slower Both the sleeve…

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Life After WLS & Food Funerals

Although this may sound like a weird rite of passage, it isn’t. It happens to just about everyone who is about to have weight loss surgery. There is a lot of hype and fear around giving up certain foods when individuals embark on the journey of bariatric surgery. This can be a very overwhelming time.…