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Education and Tools for Bariatric Patients

diet, gastric bypass, onderland

5 Reasons I Never Reached Onederland and What You Can Do Differently

For most of us, before we decided to have bariatric surgery, we spent several years looking at a scale number that begins with 2, 3, or even 4 or 5. Onederland refers to that fantastic moment when you step on a scale, and the first number is ONE, as in, 199 pounds.
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
alcohol, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve

Bariatric Surgery and Alcohol: Can You Imbibe After Surgery?

Is it possible to safely include alcohol after bariatric surgery? Yes, but with a few guidelines and precautions. While moderate drinking may be included in a healthy lifestyle, there are some things to consider when it comes to consuming alcohol after bariatric surgery.
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
Morgyn Clair, MS, RDN
3 min read
diet, gastric sleeve, pre-op, post-op

Gastric Sleeve Diet Cheating — Don't Do It!

Committing to bariatric surgery can be challenging yet exciting for those who are struggling with obesity and weight-related issues. Patients who go through an assessment will learn that although tempting, gastric sleeve diet cheating should be avoided.
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
7 min read
gastric bypass, pcos, diet

PCOS and Gastric Bypass Surgery: Will Surgery Help?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a condition commonly found in overweight women. While the exact cause of PCOS is unknown, studies have indicated that weight loss can play a significant role in the treatment of PCOS.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read
gastric sleeve, diet, vsg

VSG Diet: An Overview

A type of weight loss surgery, the sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), or gastric sleeve, is a popular procedure for those unable to lose weight through other means. One thing you'll have to keep in mind after surgery is adherence to a VSG diet.
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
5 min read
gastric sleeve, pcos

Gastric Sleeve Surgery and PCOS - What You Need To Know

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied the results of numerous past weight-loss surgeries that were performed on obese women who were at reproductive age. They found that women with PCOS who had weight loss surgery experienced a significant decrease in their PCOS symptoms.
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
Caitlin Roat, RN, BSN
5 min read
gastric bypass, diet

How to Create a Mouth-Watering Gastric Bypass Cookbook

Let's put together some tips for creating a gastric bypass cookbook you can be happy to follow. You've come this far, now it's time to see it through!
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
diet, pre-op

Following A Liquid Diet Before Bariatric Surgery

Before gastric bypass surgery, follow a liquid diet for 2 weeks. This liquid diet will usually be needed before and after surgery
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
Michael Fornaris, RD, CDE
5 min read
gastric bypass

Is It Safe To Use NSAIDs After Gastric Bypass Surgery?

There is often confusion around the subject of Gastric Bypass Surgery and NSAID usage, so just what is the correct and safest approach?
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
Eun Jung Park, MS, RD
4 min read
diet

Eating Out: Tips for Finding Bariatric Friendly Restaurants

Let’s talk about finding bariatric friendly restaurants and some alternatives. There are many ways to do this effectively - we just need to keep some considerations in mind as we do it.
Jose Grimaldo
Jose Grimaldo
7 min read
diet

Bariatric Surgery and Popcorn: Do’s and Don’ts

After surgery, you will have to eat smaller portions, take smaller bite sizes, and chew more per bite. You may have to avoid certain foods to limit any digestive complications. Read to learn where popcorn fits into the picture.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
7 min read
gastric sleeve, diet

Eating one week after gastric sleeve

It can be difficult to know what to eat in the first week when your body is first healing from gastric sleeve surgery. Learn how your body has changed, and what you can eat to ensure proper nutrition and safety.
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD
6 min read