Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA

Julia is an experienced critical care nurse with a background in pediatric and adult patient populations. Her passion is helping patients maximize their quality of life.

Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
WLS, Vitamins

8 Tips for Sticking To Your Bariatric Vitamin Schedule

Everyone requires vitamins following bariatric surgery. Without taking daily vitamins, there is a significant risk for nutritional deficiencies. Before bariatric surgery, you likely were able to meet most of your dietary needs with your diet.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamins

Gastric Bypass Vitamins That Everyone Needs After Surgery

People who have bariatric surgery are at risk for nutrient deficiencies, which can have severe health consequences. Therefore, knowing precisely what gastric bypass vitamins you need are an essential step in your recovery and weight loss journey.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Sleeve, Risks

Your Guide To Gastric Sleeve Risks

After gastric sleeve, your stomach becomes a slim tube with these surgical alterations that are a fraction of its original size. It restricts the volume of food you can eat and alters your digestive hormones. Like any other surgery, there are gastric sleeve risks you must take into consideration.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Pro's and Con's

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Gastric Bypass

While a successful weight loss surgery, Gastric Bypass does have some drawbacks like making significant alterations to your digestive tract. As with any surgical procedure, there are pros and cons to having Gastric Bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
5 min read
Gastric Bypass, Vitamin Schedule

Creating a Personalized A Gastric Bypass Vitamin Schedule

Nutritional deficiencies are one of the leading risk factors for people who have gastric bypass surgery. Vitamin deficiencies are one of the most common complications after surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
7 min read
WLS, Insurance

6 Weight Loss Surgery Insurance Secrets You Need to Know

Weight loss surgery is costly, and getting your insurance company to cover your surgical costs is no easy task. However, the cost of not going through with surgery is often much more significant for both you and your insurer.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Lap Band, Menu

5 Must-Try Recipes To Include In Your Lap Band Diet Menu

Your diet is one of the key ways to reach your weight loss goals after a lap band procedure. However, you can still get creative with your meals and make delicious food even though you must restrict certain items and limit your serving sizes.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Lap Band, Heartburn

9 Strategies to Treat Heartburn With Lap Band

Heartburn can affect anyone, but it is quite common in people who have a lap band placed for weight loss. If it is left untreated, heartburn can cause severe damage to the lining of your esophagus and can negatively affect your quality of life.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Problems

Gastric Bypass Problems That May Surprise You

Weight loss surgery can help improve your quality of life and increase your longevity. However, before committing to this surgery, it is essential to educate yourself on possible gastric bypass problems.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Gastric Bypass, Stall

7 Ways To Overcome A Weight Loss Stall After Gastric Bypass

Surprisingly, stalls can happen even in people who diligently follow their diet and exercise routine. If you stop losing weight despite your best efforts, try these 7 ways to overcome a weight-loss stall after gastric bypass.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
WLS, Diet

Keto Diet After Bariatric Surgery

The keto diet is widely popular for its weight loss results, making it seem like an appealing option for people who have gone through weight loss surgery. However, you need to know what the diet entails and the benefits and drawbacks of a keto diet after bariatric surgery.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read
Lap Band, Diet, Pre Op Diet

Eight Steps To Nailing Your Lap Band Pre-Op Diet

At BariBuilder, we want you to succeed in your health and weight loss goals. Adhering to your lap band pre-op diet is often a window into how you will succeed in your weight loss journey.
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
Julia Rae Walker, RN, BSN, BA
6 min read