Bariatric Nutrition

Bariatric Support Group Date:  January 21, 2017 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN, Bariatric Coordinator Chris presented a PowerPoint on keeping your bones strong.  We reviewed that your bones have a couple of functions – providing a shape for your body and being a storehouse for calcium so they can be called on when the body needs to increase the amount of calcium in the bloodstream. Since calcium is critical for…

January 21, 2017 – Bone Health Before and After Bariatric Surgery's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date: December 15, 2016 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN, CBN   Chris reviewed some of the high points from Dr. Saradih’s talk last time and answered questions from several patients who stated their weight loss has stalled.  This can be very frustrating, and sometimes understanding how energy is managed by the body can help.  Your body gets energy from 3 sources – protein, fat and carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates are…

December 15, 2016 – Small Group Support Meeting Minutes's Story »

 

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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 had surgery, it is important to note that committing to a physically active lifestyle while…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: December 1, 2016 The presentation highlighted nutritional deficiencies,  the need for follow-up to prevent them and how we take in macronutrients and micronutrients in our diet. Macronutrients are: Protein – body uses it for growth, and used for energy in starvation mode – need 1 gm per kg of body weight (divide your weight in pounds by 2.2 to get kg).  It is important for growing…

December 1, 2016 – Nutritional Deficiencies & Follow-up's Story »

 

Bariatric Support Group Date: November 19, 2016 Facilitator:  Laura Hernandez, RD, LD Chris shared information that she and Laura received at the annual meeting of the ASMBS and TOS (American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and The Obesity Society).  There is an enormous amount of research going on around the world regarding the metabolic changes that occur with surgery, the microbiome (the bacteria in your gut), diabetes, heart disease…

November 19, 2016 – Small Group Meeting's Story »

 

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 . . . Eat your protein foods first. Avoid drinking with your meals. Moderation is KEY! Eat from…

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Childhood Obesity is Rising

You may have heard that childhood obesity is on the rise.  According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “Today, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese, nearly triple the rate in 1963.  Among children today, obesity is causing a broad range of health problems that previously weren’t seen until adulthood.  These include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels.  There are…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: October 20, 2016 Facilitator:  Chris Bovos, RN and Laura Hernandez, RD We had a small group of folks for support group, and Chris and Laura just made one circle and we had a great discussion among the group.  We had patients who were only a couple of weeks out from surgery and some that were over a year, so there was a lot of exchange of…

October 20, 2016 – Small Group Discussions's Story »

 

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Bariatric Lifestyle

Fall has arrived, and quickly approaching us is the holiday season. Invitations to dinner parties we don’t want to miss will soon trickle into your inboxes, work socials with holiday pot lucks will begin, and we might find ourselves wondering, “How can I avoid weight gain with all of this food around me?” It is important not to stress over what you can and cannot enjoy. In fact, you should…

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Bariatric Support Group Date: October 6, 2016 Facilitator:  Whitney Venegoni, NP   Nurse Practitioner, Whitney Venegoni, began with a short presentation on the 3 main macronutrients the body needs to remain healthy – Proteins, Carbohydrates and Lipids (Fats).  She started with protein, which is always stressed.  She talked about how important protein is for your muscles and your body organs, and that they have a lot of jobs to do: Some…

October 6, 2016 – Macro-nutrients & Regular Exercise Help Maximize Post-Surgery Weight Loss's Story »