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Couple joins forces for success after weight loss surgery.

Learn how Mary and Brien Siemantel discovered the key to success after weight loss surgery was doing it together! Click here to read the whole story!

Planning snacks instead of mindless grazing.

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin Successful meal planning for many patients, includes planning healthy snacks. “Although there are no set rules, for many, having a snack or two can help manage hunger levels and maintain blood sugar levels. Snacks can definitely be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle, […]

Cooking for your family after weight loss surgery.

If you’re finding it a challenge to get your family on board with your new healthy eating habits, you’re not alone. Very often a patient’s family tells them they’re very supportive of their decision to have bariatric surgery, but they’re not always aware of the effect it will have on their own eating habits. For […]

Weight loss surgery meal planning and grocery shopping.

For many patients, life before weight loss surgery didn’t include a healthy eating plan. A major key to success after weight loss surgery is meal planning and grocery shopping. Taking the time every week to sit down and plan your meals and snacks, can make a big impact on your success with long-term weight management. […]

Overcoming “obesity memory” after weight loss surgery.

After weight loss surgery, patients enjoy improved health and increased energy which usually leads to a better quality of life.  But for many, even years after surgery, the obesity memory still affects them.  We asked patients how the obesity memory still appears in their lives and what they’ve done to overcome it. Male, 2 years post-op, […]

Sleep after weight loss surgery.

Sleep is a critical component in creating and maintaining one’s health and navigating weight loss.  As a news topic, sleep makes headlines nearly every week.  Although there’s still debate about the perfect number of hours one should get each night, the collective goal is at least seven.  If you’re sleeping less than seven hours per […]

Developing a balanced diet after weight loss surgery.

While vitamins and supplements after Weight Loss Surgery are taken for life, they are not intended to replace whole foods.  Experts from the Mayo Clinic state that, “supplements can’t replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods.”  Weight Loss Surgery patients must strive to develop a balanced diet incorporating whole foods with the […]

Meal planning, shopping and portion control for weight loss surgery.

I ran into a patient and asked her how she was doing, and she said, “I’ve gone to the dark side.” So that sparked my brain and we have, “I’ve gone to the Dark Side I must get back!” I’m sure there are some here who’ve struggled or are struggling, and I’ve been talking to […]

Regain? Plateau? Get started with a Food Journal.

If you believe you’re following Dr. Yadegar’s bariatric surgery nutrition guidelines, but you’ve hit a plateau or you’ve regained, please complete a written food diary for two weeks. When completed, contact Liz Roark, RN, Bariatric Surgery Coordinator, at 661-382-5051 to schedule a time for Liz to review your 2-week food journal. Patient: “I was at […]

“How Janine stays on track after weight loss surgery.”

Janine, says, “It was so exhilarating that first 6-8 months after weight loss surgery, I remember it well. The pounds are flying off and although you’re trying to find your rhythm, it’s still pretty much an easy ride. Then the weight loss begins to slow and the excitement does too. There can be some panic […]