Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

Apr 06

Calorie Calculator to Help Maintain, Lose or Gain Weight After Weight-Loss Surgery

The calorie calculators shown below will help you determine a baseline for how many calories you need daily to: maintain current weight lose weight gain weight Visit with your dietitian/nutritionist before attempting to lose or gain weight. Other issues, beyond food/calorie intake may exist. If you don’t have a nutritionist/dietitian, your surgeon or hospital can certainly make recommendations/referrals. …

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Mar 23

11 Smart, Basic, Bariatric-Eating Tips

  Argh, my tummy hurts. Why did I eat (enter your bad habit here). Are you prone to falling into pre-surgery eating habits? Eat too fast, skip meals, inhale rather than chew. If I’m honest, I have to admit I sure do. That means a a back-to-basics reminder is in order. 11 Commonly Forgotten or Ignored …

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Feb 27

I’ve Quit Losing Weight After Weight Loss Surgery

  You were losing weight at a fast clip when suddenly you stalled or plateaued. What the heck is going on? Don’t freak out. We all go through this during our weight loss surgery journey. Some stall days after surgery, some weeks and some months. Why Has My Weight Loss Stalled? A weight loss stall is …

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Jul 30

Preparing for Weight Loss Surgery

Prepping for bariatric surgery and life afterward is easier with a game plan. While researching another topic related to surgery, I came across a document from the Weight Loss Center at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. that provides great information. “Eating for the New You,” offers guidance on nutrition and supplements before and after …

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Nov 18

Fear of Flying: Traveling After Weight-Loss Surgery

I’m eight weeks post weight-loss surgery. I still struggle during my regular daily routine to get my vitamins, protein and water (VPW) down, on time and in the correct amounts. So, this trip (yes, I’m stuck at the airport right now, as we speak), caused me some consternation. Lots of restaurant meals, airplanes, getting stuck …

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