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Bariatric surgery is incredibly fascinating and fulfilling as I watch individuals take important steps towards their well-being. It is amazing to behold the metamorphosis that occurs—the post operative visits with resolving medical conditions and beaming smiles make the years of training and hours of hard work worthwhile.

In cooperation with Floyd’s Center for Bariatric Services, we have created this blog to help encourage and enhance the successful transformation of our bariatric patients. You will find educational and motivational content updated intermittently to help you in your journey to improved health and can return to this site for archived articles. Thank you for choosing our program to help you transform your life.

  • I've Tried Too Many Diets That Don't Work -- Help!

    Searching for the best way to lose weight? Maybe you have tried every popular diet available and each time gained the weight back. Or perhaps you have cut back on calories or carbs drastically and still can’t lose weight. No matter what your dieting dilemma, there are excellent answers for weight loss. Each day scientists are revealing new discoveries on the causes and treatment of obesity Read More »

    Author: Dr. Ryland Scott | Filed under: Dieting | Tags: bariatric surgery, diet plans, healthy diet plan, healthy eating, lose weight naturally, weight loss, weight loss surgery

  • Protein: A Crucial Ingredient for Bariatric Patients

    After bariatric surgery, it is important to eat sufficient protein every day to speed wound healing, preserve your lean body mass, enhance your fat-burning metabolism and minimize hair loss. Here are some suggestions to increase your protein intake, without adding a lot of fat to your diet: Add chopped or puréed cooked meats to vegetables, soups or casseroles Blend peanut butter into a yogurt smoothie Add hard-boiled egg to salads or sandwiches Spoon vanilla yogurt over fresh or canned fruit Make a fruit plate with cottage cheese Blend cottage cheese with a little bit of lemon juice and seasonings for a vegetable dip Add powdered milk to soups, hot cereal, sugar-free cocoa or sugar-free pudding Use cottage cheese to stuff pasta shells Some of the best sources of protein include: Lean meats (chicken, fish, lean beef, lean pork):  1 ounce = 7g Egg: 1 medium = 7 g Egg whites: 2 tablespoons = 9 g Egg substitute: ¼ cup = 6 g Low-fat cottage cheese: ½ cup = 13 g Skim Milk or 1 percent milk: 1 cup = 8 g Non-Fat Milk Powder: 1 tablespoon = 2 Read More »

    Author: Dr. Ryland Scott | Filed under: Dieting | Tags:

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