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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…

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For many patients, opting for an elective procedure can come with a lot of questions and a fear of the unknown. It is always helpful to take into consideration what the process will be like before and after surgery. We reached out to our veteran patients and asked them what their best piece of advice was for new patients. Listed below are helpful tips and tricks from our very own…

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Along your journey I’m sure you have all heard “weight loss surgery is just a tool”. This is such a common phrase because it is exactly that. The surgery itself is just one small piece in a very large and complex puzzle. Bariatric surgery will not be as effective if you don’t make health conscious decisions with your food, activity levels, and day-to-day lifestyle. Changing habits is not an easy…

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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…

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  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.…

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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…

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  Society tends to blame the failure to lose weight on lack of willpower, but the truth is much more complicated than that. In New York Times article, “Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t”, Dr. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist, explains that “the overwhelming majority of patients who undergo bariatric surgery have spent many years trying – and failing – to lose weight and keep it off.  And the…

The Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery Over Traditional Dieting Explained!'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…

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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…

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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…

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