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: Diet & Exercise

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Why I Became a Bariatric Dietitian

November 23, 2016

Jamie Carpenter, MS, RD, LDN Bariatric Dietitian I have been asked multiple times why I decided to work with bariatric patients.  Patients often assume that I have never struggled with a weight problem. The truth is that I have personally struggled with my weight in the past (during my college years) and I have a VERY strong genetic background to make me more susceptible to … Continue reading

Top 10 Bariatric Mistakes, are you being responsible?

August 24, 2016

Leslie Albers, Bariatric Coordinator Many post op patients struggle with making the changes necessary to be successful long term.  Many say that the surgery “failed them” and yet they are not taking vitamins, drinking water, and avoiding carbs. Even if you have early success, down the road these 10 things will derail you: Drinking with meals:  This washes food out of your pouch and then … Continue reading

Preschooler Nutrition & Eating Habits

August 11, 2016

Being a mom is tough. Meal planning can be challenging and it is always tempting to grab fast food.  Moms who have bariatric surgery are likely to have a positive effect on the eating habits of the entire family, especially the children.  As they put more thought into planning their own meals, it is easy for them to rethink the snacks and meals they plan … Continue reading

Picnic Potato Salad

July 27, 2016

(Gluten-Free, Gout-Friendly) Ingredients Salad: 1 pound red potatoes, washed and cut into 1-inch wedges 1/2 cup red onions, thin-sliced 1/2 pound green beans, snapped in half 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato halves 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon olive oil Rosemary vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped Directions Preheat oven to … Continue reading

6 Weeks Out – Allison’s Adventure

June 29, 2016

It’s Picnic Time!

June 22, 2016

Anna Bryant, MS, RD, LDN, Bariatric Dietitian It’s that time of year- time to get out and enjoy the outdoors!   Getting out of the gym and into the grass is a welcomed change of pace.  Go on a hike, walk, jog, bike, or any other outdoor activities you enjoy.  Just get moving!  When you work up an appetite, be prepared by packing a picnic lunch … Continue reading

Love the Body you LIVE in!

April 13, 2016

by Stacy Wegner One of the most commonly asked questions during a St. Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss seminar is, “will I have loose skin after surgery?”  After seeing the other side of weight loss surgery, the incredible results and dramatic positive impact on the patients’ lives, the concern over loose skin often becomes a lot less important.  Patients’ perspectives change when they realize … Continue reading

Planning Ahead to Stay Ahead on Your Weight Loss Goals

April 6, 2016

Melanie Dillard, MS,RD,LDN  Whether it is work or family related most of our lives can get hectic at times. When we experience these crazy times we can fall off track with our weight loss goals. Most of the time it is because we have a lack of planning ahead to make sure we have everything in order to stay on track. To make sure you … Continue reading

Spring Is Officially Here!

March 23, 2016

Spring is officially here! The wonderful change in weather brings more opportunities to be active outdoors with your family and friends. Spring can also be like a fresh start on things you need to work on for your health, diet and exercise. Re-evaluate goals you had when you started your weight loss journey and pat yourself on the back for the ones you have reached. … Continue reading

Getting the Most for Your Health Club Dollar

March 16, 2016

After weight loss surgery getting into a fitness routine is something to look forward to but it can also be intimidating. Remember why you are there…for your health and well-being and not to compete, or wear the right workout attire.  It is all for you. If you cannot or do not want to belong to a health club, any increase in movement after surgery is … Continue reading

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