Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

Category Archives: After Surgery

The Exercise Gameplan

April 9, 2019

Now that Spring is here, we’re finally are able stretch our legs, rise from our hibernation, and venture outside into the modestly warm weather. The significance of this change is meaningful in many ways, depending on who you talk to. For bariatric patients, this means that the excuse of using cold weather to not go outside and walk, will be coming to a close! As … Continue reading

Resolve to Take Care of You- 4 Ways How

December 27, 2017

Approximately 45% of Americans usually make at least one New Year’s resolution.  More than half of those forfeit their resolution within six weeks and only 8% actually achieve their resolution by the end of the year.  Here is an idea, don’t make a resolution!  Instead, embark on a journey to resolve to take care of you…

10 Tips to Maintain Weight Loss over the Holidays

December 20, 2017

With the holidays approaching, food is going to be more accessible.   Holiday parties, cooler temperatures, shopping and traveling may also hinder our exercise program. Below are some tips to help maintain weight loss and stay in control during the holidays!!

Quick meal and snack planning tips.

December 14, 2017

Planning our meals and snacks helps us stay on track and make better food choices!  If we have quick and healthy options on hand, we are less tempted to frequent the vending machine, run through the drive-thru, or grab that donut or cookie in the break room, etc.

Savor the Flavor!

November 7, 2017

One thing post-op patients must learn to do for after surgery is to sloooooow dooooooown while eating! Eating too quickly can lead to one bite too many and that one extra bite will likely result in nausea, possible vomiting, and stomach pain. We have some great tools and information to help ensure you slow down and enjoy your food. Many patients find it helpful to … Continue reading

Don’t Take a Vacation From Hydration!

March 1, 2017

Jamie Carpenter, MS, RD, LDN, Bariatric Dietitian Staying adequately hydrated post bariatric surgery can seem daunting since the stomach’s capacity is significantly reduced.  The current recommendation is that patients consume 48-64 ounces (six to eight 8 ounce glasses) of low calorie fluids per day with the emphasis on water.  It is recommended that patients SIP fluids throughout the day and NOT gulp or chug. It … Continue reading

Hair Loss after Bariatric Surgery

February 22, 2017

Anna Bryant, MS, RD, LDN, Bariatric Dietitian Many patients will experience some degree of post-surgical hair loss.  Most commonly this occurs between four and six months after having had bariatric surgery.  The hair loss can often be caused by the rapid loss and stress the body will go through after surgery.  This hair loss is called Telogen Effluvium and should continue no longer than six … Continue reading

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Meatloaf Cupcake s- Adapted from SixSisterStuff.com Ingredients: Meatloaf 5lb lean ground meat (turkey, 96-98% fat free beef, chicken) 1 onion (finely diced) ½ cup carrots (finely diced) ½ cup celery (finely diced) 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 2 tsp minced garlic 1 cup low sugar ketchup 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs 2 Tbsp of mustard 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp … Continue reading

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