Hydration Following Bariatric Surgery

Hydration After Bariatric Surgery

Leading up to surgery, your surgeon and dietitian have both stressed to you the importance of hydration. It is recommended that at least 64 oz of fluids are consumed each day to prevent dehydration, constipation, and kidney stones (1). However, following surgery, you may find it more difficult to reach this goal. Your taste may…

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Becoming a Bariatric Athlete: Commit to Healthy Eating & an Active Lifestyle

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What does it take to become a bariatric athlete?  High quality nutrition and regular physical exercise is where your training begins! Making the decision to adopt a healthy lifestyle can come with many challenges, and it includes making lifelong lifestyle changes. Whether you are considering weight loss surgery in Kansas City, or you have already…

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Committing To Your Diet This Holiday Season

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The holiday season is almost here. This time of year can be especially tough for anyone trying to lose weight and get healthy. From office parties to family get-togethers, Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dinner, there is so much good tasting yet unhealthy food in abundance. How do you stay committed to your diet and weight…

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Bariatric Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Bariatric Friendly Recipes

Is it really November already? Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we hope that everyone enjoys their time with their families and the comfort of holiday recipes. To help keep you on track with your Bariatric diet, we’ve gathered a few bariatric friendly recipes for you to try this Thanksgiving.  Always remember . . .…

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Bariatric Surgery And Fear Factors

Bariatric Surgery And Fear Factors

Did you know that it’s common for people to fear bariatric surgery more than obesity? How can that be? We all know the toll obesity takes on a person’s physical and emotional health, so why would a surgical remedy as part of a comprehensive bariatric health program be considered by some to be less desirable…

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March 26, 2016 – Cortisol and How it Affects You

Bariatric Support Group Date: March 26, 2015 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, MBA, RD, LD Laura spoke about cortisol, the “fight or flight” hormone that is released by the adrenal glands when we are stressed.  Normally when we get into a stressful situation or become afraid, our adrenal glands produce cortisol and adrenaline.  The cortisol helps to…

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March 3, 2016 – Protein & Macro-nutrients

Bariatric Support Group Date: March 3, 2016 Facilitator: Laura Hernandez, RD, LD Laura talked about one of the major building blocks of our bodies – protein.  She discussed how proteins are large molecules that are made up of smaller units called “amino acids” that are linked together.  She discussed the primary functions of proteins and…

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February 18, 2016 – Excess Skin & Body Magic

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 18, 2016 Facilitator: Stephanie McCain & Chris Bovos Chris announced that anyone who has a CPAP or BiPAP at home that they no longer need following their weight loss can donate it to the program. We will have them cleaned and sterilized, put new tubing and hoses on them and…

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February 4, 2016 – Your Appetite Regulation System

Bariatric Support Group Date: February 4, 2016 The group listened to an informative talk about how our body manages the energy balance in our body, the complex appetite regulation system, and how in obesity those regulation systems become increasing more unregulated as we continue to gain weight. Energy balance is measured in calories. When the…

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