4 Ways to Portion Control During the Holiday Season

4 Ways to Portion Control During the Holiday Season It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to enjoy all our favorite comfort foods. Pumpkin pie, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and more all make it onto our plates, and often, we don’t think twice about eating it all. However, practicing portion control is key …

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery?

How Can Smoking Affect Bariatric Surgery? Did you know that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, followed by obesity? You may be even more shocked to learn that current research suggests that between 12.9 to 38% of bariatric candidates are regular tobacco users. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery risks double …

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins?

How Long Should Bariatric Patients Take Vitamins? Following bariatric surgery, we recommend that a patient take daily vitamins for the rest of their life. You may have been wondering why is this a lifelong commitment? Especially after you have lost all the weight and are in a maintenance period. After surgery, your body has trouble …

Top 10 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery

Top 10 Misconceptions About Bariatric Surgery You may know someone who has had bariatric surgery, or you may be considering the surgery yourself. Most patients have positive life-changing results, and yet, there is still confusion over these procedures. We listed the top 10 misconceptions about bariatric surgery to help set the record straight. #1. Bariatric …

The Go-To Shopping List for Bariatric Patients

The Go-To Shopping List for Bariatric Patients Your nutrition after bariatric surgery is vital for helping your body recover and adapt to new healthy eating habits. There are four phases to reintroducing foods, and your facility or surgeon will advance you through each one. Adopting a new diet may seem simple, but it takes dedication …

The Importance of Quercetin

The Importance of Quercetin Quercetin is a flavanol, one of six subclasses of flavonoids found in plants. Flavonoids are what produce the pigment in many fruits and vegetables. You can find them in capers, peppers, onions, shallots, asparagus, cherries, tomatoes, red apples, red grapes, broccoli, kale, red leaf lettuce, berries, tea (green and black), various …

Best Exercises Post Weight Loss Surgery

Best Exercises Post Weight Loss Surgery Exercising post weight loss surgery is key in you achieving your health goals. To help you reach the goals you’ve set for yourself, you’re going to have to work with your bariatric surgeon and a fitness professional to develop a program that addresses your unique needs, ability, and personal …

Best Supplements for Allergies After Weight Loss Surgery

Best Supplements for Allergies After Weight Loss Surgery Weight loss surgery is a life-changing moment. You took the next best step to live a full and healthy life. Why is it then that new food or environmental allergies can occur? This surgery alters digestion and can change your reaction to food proteins. You could be …

Can Housework and Yardwork Count as Exercise?

Can Housework and Yardwork Count as Exercise? Can housework and yardwork count as exercise? The short answer to this question is yes. However, there are many different factors that go into ensuring you’re getting enough out of your housework and yardwork. It’s also important to remember that it’s recommended that you mix your housework and/or …

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I be Taking After Surgery

What Bariatric Vitamins Should I Be Taking After Surgery? So, you’ve taken a major step in bettering yourself for a long, healthy life. But, after bariatric surgery, what are the next steps in ensuring that you are successful on your journey? Besides the key elements of diet and exercise, one of the most important steps …