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Diet and Lifestyle

Gas Pain After Bariatric Surgery

Are you recently out from bariatric surgery and noticing gas pains? Or maybe you’re further out and noticing excessive gas. Here are some tips: Try Bean-O or Gas-X as an over-the-counter remedy. Excess gas often comes from fermentation of nutrients in the digestive tract. These nutrients frequently include lactose and sugar alcohols. Some things you …

Pre Bariatric Surgery Diet
Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Pre-Bariatric Surgery Diet Guidelines

You will have to follow a liquid diet for a few days prior to bariatric surgery (3 to 10 days depending on your BMI, with higher BMI requiring higher number of days on a liquid diet). This will help you shed some weight as well as reduce the size of your liver, which will make …

Avoid Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery
Diet and Lifestyle

How to Avoid Weight Regain after Reaching Your Goal

Asked by a visitor: I have lost a 100 pounds and hit my goal weight. I really want to maintain this current weight, what do I do? Our bariatric dietitian answers: Congratulations on hitting your goal weight! Now, the real work comes in. . . . maintaining that weight loss. This is where lifestyle changes really …

Bariatric Surgery Success Tips
Diet and Lifestyle

Maximizing Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery

Question: I’m not happy with what my expected goal weight would be. How do I maximize the weight loss after bariatric surgery? Our US-RD says: Remember that the expected weight loss after surgery is just an average. Obviously eating a variety of healthy foods and being active are the key to maximizing effects of surgery. However, …

Post-Op Gastric Sleeve Diet Guidelines
Diet and Lifestyle Gastric Sleeve Post-op

Post-Op Sleeve Gastrectomy Diet

A well-balanced, nutritional diet is vital in the months following the surgery. Subsequent to surgery strict liquid diet is mandatory to increase the efficacy of the procedure and reduce certain medical conditions post-op, which can get in the way of recuperation. Sleeve Gastrectomy alters the stomach size to hold nearly 1-4 ounces of liquid. Vertical …

Diet and Lifestyle Pre-op

Coping with Hunger between Meals in Pre-op Bariatric Diet

Question: What to do if you are really hungry between meals on the pre-op bariatric surgery diet? Our US-Registered Dietitian Answers: This 3-step guide will help you through feeling hungry between meals when on a pre-bariatric surgery guide. Step 1 Most of the time when we feel hungry, we’re actually thirsty. Try drinking water, a sugar-free …

Diet and Lifestyle Post-op

Apps for Food Journaling

Question: What apps do you recommend instead of a food journal for tracking bariatric surgery diet? Answer:  Some of the free apps for food journaling as recommended by our US-registered bariatric nutritionist are: Baritastic-Bariatric Surgery Tracker Bariatric Pal- a bariatric social network Calorific The Eatery My Diet Coach (technically free, but recommended to pay $0.99 …