Bariatric Surgery Success

Your nutrition and health, your journey and transformation, and your success after bariatric/weight loss surgery are my focus. As a registered dietitian nutritionist I help you conquer weight regain, cravings and emotional eating with the Bariatric Surgery Success (Tools You Need for Your Transformation) podcast.

21:18:45 2022-12-07
Wayne told me that he use to have a disconnect between what he saw in the mirror and what he knew to be true from his scale and clothes. This disconnect is referred to in my Facebook group as ‘fat brain’. Do you feel it too? Your scales clearly show y...
21:09:01 2022-11-30
The holiday season is in full swing. I’m curious. Does your schedule get more hectic or do you work hard to slow down and savor the season? As much as we want to slow down, I bet you’re saying…"are you kidding me, the stress of the holidays seems to...
21:30:31 2022-11-16
Have you heard that sugar substitutes can increase your cravings and maybe cause you to regain the weight you’ve lost? Or, maybe you’ve heard that these no and low calorie sweeteners might cause diabetes? Is this information true and even accurate? Do...
21:29:15 2022-11-09
Have you wondered what life will look like two or more years down the road from your bariatric surgery? Maybe you’re there now, and wonder if others at the two year mark deal with the same things you do. Rob joins me on the Bariatric Surgery Success pod...
21:33:25 2022-11-02
Are you feeling LESS restriction after weight loss surgery than you think you should feel? Does it vary with exercise and how hard you work out? Is this a big deal? Is it the surgery, your diet, what is it? Let’s talk about this feeling of LESS restrict...
21:06:50 2022-10-26
Feeling a little down, maybe even depressed since your bariatric surgery? Did you know that depression and anxiety are the most common mental health conditions in the world? What you choose to eat is more important than ever after surgery if you’re deal...
21:17:35 2022-10-19
Ok, be honest with me. Do you talk to yourself? Do you say negative things to yourself, aka, negative self talk? Do you remember when and why you started talking negatively to yourself? Doesn’t make you feel so good, does it? Psychologist Dr. Connie Sta...
21:13:05 2022-10-12
I just googled the word “immunity” and guess how many results popped up in 0.5 seconds? 1 billion, 400 million! Think people are concerned about their immune system? Are you? Are there foods that can help keep your immune system healthy? Yes, there ar...
21:12:48 2022-09-28
Did you know? Your total cholesterol level and your triglyceride level may both improve, that is decrease, within six months of bariatric surgery. Can eating certain foods also help that cholesterol level lower? Yes they can. I have seven bariatric-friend...
21:29:14 2022-09-21
Becky said that her weight is coming off very slowly since her bariatric surgery. It’s hard for her not to get frustrated seeing the massive weight loss that others are experiencing. Do you feel just like Becky? What is it with slow weight loss? Don’t...
21:10:11 2022-09-14
Do you sleep well? How many hours a night do you average? Five or less? Seven or more? Can getting the sleep your body craves keep you from feeling hungry? Could a good night’s sleep even affect your weight or and that dreaded weight regain after surge...
21:23:29 2022-09-07
#113 Beyond the Scale: Wayne Shares his victories with Bariatric Surgery What was your relationship with the scale before you had bariatric surgery? Has it changed since surgery or does it still make you feel anxious? Wayne, a member of my private Facebo...
21:19:06 2022-08-31
Have you ever been shamed because of your weight? How did it make you feel? Hurt, sad, angry, isolated? Maybe it made you feel you are unworthy of being loved. Shame can make it hard for you to have relationships with others and can lead to destructive b...
21:09:02 2022-08-24
You’ve had weight loss surgery and now, your clothes don’t fit. And in another month, any new ones you get, likely won’t fit either. That’s a great thing, right, but also a potential budget buster. New clothes can certainly be a fun way to reinfor...
21:21:46 2022-08-17
Now that bariatric surgery is behind you, have you been considering plastic surgery? Do you have a lot of questions before you take this next step? Stay right where you are because plastic surgeon Dr. Omar Beidas is in the house answering your questions.V...
21:16:06 2022-08-10
Sometimes you just get tired of drinking water and more water, right? Surely after weight loss surgery, there are other beverages that are bariatric friendly. You bet there are. Let’s talk about some of our favorite beverages and why they work well to h...
21:13:57 2022-08-03
You’ve had weight loss surgery and now you have Covid. What should you eat and drink? How does Covid affect your bariatric diet? Nutrition can play a definite roll in your recovery, support your immune system and have an anti-inflammatory effect but you...
21:07:33 2022-07-27
Do you ever feel confused with all the sweetener options? How do you know which ones to try and which ones to stay away from? Erythritol is a commonly used, very low calorie sugar alcohol and is a choice among many low or no calorie sweeteners. You’re g...
21:20:44 2022-07-20
Is your hunger coming from your head or your heart or your stomach? Do internal battles and food issues drive your appetite? Can you re-learn how to have a healthy relationship with food? You bet you can. Let’s go from head and heart hunger to transform...
21:07:17 2022-07-13
As you transition back to real food after bariatric surgery, should ghee be your fat of choice? Is it bariatric friendly? Let’s compare it to butter.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%...
21:06:16 2022-06-29
Drink water! Drink more fluids! How many times have you heard this since your weight loss surgery? Too many to count, right? But on the flip side, there are so many fabulous benefits to your health from drinking water. I’ll share seven in this episode o...
21:21:05 2022-06-22
Do you ever feel that food is getting stuck in your throat or GI tract since you’ve had surgery? What can you do about this discomfort? Bariatric dietitians Gayle and Isabel join me with workable answers and tips on this episode of Bariatric Surgery Suc...
21:06:43 2022-06-15
You have quite a few supplements to take after bariatric surgery and one of those is calcium. This question was posted in my Facebook group recently: “Is it bad to take my calcium citrate with coffee?” I have your answer in this episode of Bariatric S...
21:21:52 2022-06-08
Christina said to me: “I’ve lost 147 pounds, down from my highest weight of 290. Surgery has transformed my life in so many ways.” In this episode of Bariatric Surgery Success, Christian doesn't hold back and shares her emotional and empowering stor...
21:15:07 2022-06-01
This comment was part of a discussion in my facebook group: “I had bariatric surgery and now my food issues have become alcohol issues.” Well, this happens and it’s called transfer addiction. Psychologist Dr. Connie Stapleton, who specializes in bar...
21:08:13 2022-05-25
Feeling overwhelmed today? Way too many things on your to-do list? Get in line, right? Wondering what you'll fix for dinner? I have an idea for you: sheet pan dinners that take 30 minutes or less. They're quick, easy and satisfying. And I have a freebie w...
21:20:45 2022-05-18
Are you preparing for bariatric surgery or maybe you just had it recently. What questions are on your mind that you wished you had asked your surgeon? Bariatric surgeon Dr. Andre Teixeira is in the house answering your questions on this episode of Bariatr...
21:16:06 2022-05-11
Weight loss surgery is in your rear view mirror and your moving forward. You’ve lost the weight you want to lose and now you want to stop the weight loss and stay where you are. How do you do this? How do you stop the drop? Your favorite bariatric dieti...
21:09:49 2022-05-04
Health claims promise that alkaline water will slow how fast you age, prevent cancer, give you more energy and regulate your body’s pH. Should you open your wallet after weight loss surgery and spend your hard earned money? Will it benefit you in any wa...
21:09:52 2022-04-27
Beetroot juice is all the rage with marathoners, Olympians and football teams along with those hoping for improved heart health. And does beetroot juice, the juice from those big gnarly beets, have benefits to you after weight loss surgery? Yes, it does....
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