How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day?

How Much Protein Do I Need Every Day? Following bariatric surgery, protein intake should be one of your top priorities. Protein plays a role in every cell in your body. Thus, proteins are constantly breaking down and need replenishing. When you don’t consume enough protein, your body breaks down lean muscle to use as energy. …

What Type of Protein Powder Is Best?

What Type of Protein Powder Is Best? Medical literature recommends that bariatric patients consume between 60 and 90 grams of protein a day. To achieve this goal, bariatric patients must consume their protein in a series of smaller meals, as their stomachs can only hold so much food. Unfortunately, reaching that goal with a regular …

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 …

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 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 …

The Dangers of Buying Supplements on Online Marketplaces

The Dangers of Buying Supplements on Online Marketplaces We all love a good deal, especially if we think we’re finding the perfect item at practically a steal. Why pay more when you can get the exact same thing at a ridiculously low price? It seems too good to be true, right? We hate to say …

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part I: Changes from the FDA

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part I: Changes from the FDA In 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for the nutrition and supplements facts panels on nutrition labels. Why? To combat some of the health problems in the US and provide people with better, realistic solutions. Although it's already …

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part II: Vitamins and Supplements

How to Understand the New Nutrition Labels Part II: Vitamins and Supplements Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the regulations for nutrition and supplement labels. These new labels will be easier to understand and help people make more informed choices about their food, vitamins, and supplements. While it’s already on some …

Collagen Protein After Weight Loss Surgery

Collagen Protein After Weight Loss Surgery For several years, collagen has been a staple of the beauty industry. However, collagen is also a vital source of protein, which means it can aid in weight loss after post-bariatric surgery. The Importance of Protein After Weight Loss Surgery Protein is one of the most important nutrients in …

The Importance of Eating Protein After Bariatric Surgery

The Importance of Eating Protein After Bariatric Surgery Protein Power It probably seems that every day there’s a new diet or article touting the wonders of protein. So, what’s the big deal about protein and why is it important? For starters, it’s part of every cell in your body and comprises approximately 15% of your …