Category: WLS Tips

Constipation After Gastric Bypass

Constipation. It’s the subject that no one wants to talk about yet, if two or more weight loss surgery patients gather together, the subject eventually will come up. Why? Because it’s very common among us surgically altered people. Not just immediately after surgery but also years after surgery. This is due to a variety of reasons. – We tend to not drink as much as we did before surgery. – Eating small amounts of food […] read more

Eating Out After Bariatric Surgery

I’m heading out today to have lunch with a friend I met while going to school. It’s been almost 9 years since I had weight loss surgery and don’t really think much about how to handle eating out. My friend picked the restuarant but then emailed me to make sure that I would be able to find something suitable to eat. She knows I’ve had a gastric bypass and have issues with reactive hypoglycemia. I […] read more

Can You Eat Cheese If Your Lactose Intolerant?

Milk. I call it liquid death. Drink it and within 15 minutes I’m thinking that death just might be better than how it makes me feel. For me, milk is a serious slider food that will cause a rather nasty RH reaction. And very quickly too! I gave it up after a series of crashes that left me wondering what the hell was going on. At first I thought I had become lactose intolerant. Which […] read more

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

I have been having a serious craving for sweet potatoes after making baked chili sweet potatoes. I cooked them a few days back. First I used them in a school lunch I had packed: It included chicken and black bean salad with a homemade dressing, a tiny slice of gingerbread cake and the baked chili sweet potatoes. They were great. I finished off what was left of the potatoes over the next two days. Now […] read more

How Many Calories Do I Need?

Ah the life of a nutrition student. The first part of any nutritional consult includes calculating how many calories does this particular person need to maintain their current weight. Before you can begin discussing what they might need to do to lose or gain weight (yes, some people do need to gain) you first need to know what their current intake should be to maintain weight. We have a couple of calculations we use to […] read more

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