Bariatric Nutrition

While frozen dinners are not the best and healthiest meal option, we understand that many of our patients are busy and need meals that are convenient. Most frozen meals are lacking in nutrition, have a high carbohydrate count, and can leave you feeling unsatisfied. We have compiled a list of healthy bariatric friendly frozen meal options that are okay to occasionally incorporate into your diet when turning on the oven…

Bariatric Friendly Frozen Meals's Story »

 

Eggs are among the most nutritious foods on the plant. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, high-quality protein, and good healthy fats. Eggs are also rich in two very important antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, that help protect the eyes. Also, one large egg has only 5 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, and zero carbs. This is a perfect super-food that is both weight-loss friendly and inexpensive. Additionally, because…

Eggcellent Ways To Add Flavor To Your Eggs's Story »

 

  Living a healthier lifestyle and bariatric surgery go hand in hand in improving your quality of life. A healthy lifestyle is going to mean something different for each person, so it is important to get an understanding of what that means for you individually. Being “healthy” is not just about eating good and exercising, it is about a positive self-image, positive thinking, and surrounding yourself with the right people.…

How to Live and Maintain a Health Life's Story »

 

Rachelle is one of our patients who had a gastric sleeve surgery about 2 years ago.  She came to share her journey and her experience with walking 60 miles in 3 days only 3 months after surgery. Rachelle had a lap band placed elsewhere a number of years ago, and had problem with vomiting after eating for years.  She eventually came to us and had the band removed.  During the…

September 4th, 2018 – Rachelle Vigna’s Journey and the Susan G. Komen Event's Story »

 

For many bariatric patients the thought of going out to eat after surgery is intimidating and frightening. Thoughts of  “I can't eat anything on here", "nothing on the menu is healthy" or "what if the way this is prepared makes me get sick" are all common concerns. Going out to dinner does not have to be something you dread, there just has to be a change in your mindset. Many…

How to Dine Out Post Weight Loss Surgery's Story »

 

Successful weight loss and weight management is dependent on the choices you make day-by-day. From the moment you get up you are faced with choices that shape the day; exercise, food, activities, communications, etc. The first, most important choice of the day is breakfast. Although many skip this meal, dieters will find it easier to manage their weight loss and stay on track with a nutritious first meal. Weight loss…

Healthy Eating and Weight Loss Begins With Breakfast's Story »

 

Healthy vegetarian eating after bariatric surgery

Good nutrition is vital to a healthy lifestyle, especially after bariatric surgery. It is important that individuals who have had weight loss surgery consume a diet that is rich in protein and low in simple carbs and sugars. Lately, the staff at the Bariatric Center of Kansas City have been discussing the merits of various diets and one in particular has created a rather interesting dialogue – can a vegetarian…

Vegetarian Options After Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Facilitator:  Annie Epp, RD, LD While many people prefer a vegetarian lifestyle, it is difficult to meet the protein needs without eating too many carbohydrates.  Also, because some patients struggle with eating meat after surgery, and others get tired of just eating meat.  It is helpful to add in some vegetarian options that may be easier to tolerate while giving you some variety.     Annie talked about the different types…

June 5, 2017 – Vegetarian Options after Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

gastric bypass emotional eating KC Bariatric Center of Kansas City

After gastric bypass surgery food can be a huge challenge. We find that many people bury their feelings in food. Food is used as a source of comfort. Gastric bypass surgery provides a tool to control portion size but does not automatically change the reason you eat. For successful post-surgery results, one must change old food habits, like emotional eating, and engage in healthier life choices. At the Bariatric Center…

Gastric Bypass: Ways to Avoid Emotional Eating!'s Story »

 

Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN This support group information is intended for patients who are at least 1 year out from surgery and have experienced weight regain. This information is not intended for patients who are still losing weight or are less than a year out from surgery and their weight loss is stalled – those patients need to make an appointment with the dietitians in the office to assist…

April 21, 2018 – Back on Track with a 5 Day Pouch “Re-set”'s Story »