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Regain Be Gone is a vital resource to help you keep weight regain at bay after bariatric surgery. With 20 years of training in the field of bariatrics, trusted dietitian Sameera Khan shares strategies and interviews professionals - all toward a balanced, stress-free weight-loss journey so that listeners can feel confident, powerful, and successful. Real client interviews show that you're not alone and that weight regain is a manageable setback that can be reversed with a little effort and guidance. The longer you ignore it, the harder it is to recover lost ground, so acting on the right information is key. Sameera is the author of best-selling book, Regain Be Gone - the number one resource to help you keep weight regain at bay after bariatric surgery.

Bariatric Regain Be Gone Sameera Khan

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Regain Be Gone is a vital resource to help you keep weight regain at bay after bariatric surgery. With 20 years of training in the field of bariatrics, trusted dietitian Sameera Khan shares strategies and interviews professionals - all toward a balanced, stress-free weight-loss journey so that listeners can feel confident, powerful, and successful. Real client interviews show that you're not alone and that weight regain is a manageable setback that can be reversed with a little effort and guidance. The longer you ignore it, the harder it is to recover lost ground, so acting on the right information is key. Sameera is the author of best-selling book, Regain Be Gone - the number one resource to help you keep weight regain at bay after bariatric surgery.

    Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

    Hair Loss After Bariatric Surgery

    Welcome back to the Regain Be Gone Podcast. My name is Sameera Khan, RD PA-C. I am a best-selling author, registered dietician, and nutritionist. Today I’m talking with Jo, from JoJo Concepts International. She specializes in non-surgical hair replacement. Her job is to help people look good and feel good about themselves. Most of her clients and patients see her because of hair loss due to alopecia, chemotherapy, bariatric surgery, medications, and a myriad of other reasons.

    We’re going to explore how Jo works with her clients and how she helps people with that particular speed bump. Hair loss after bariatric surgery can be tough and that’s why I’m talking with Jo today.

    I also have a free resource for you! It’s a journal on how to overcome cravings. Click on the link below. All you have to do is enter your name and email, and your free copy of “Bye Bye, Cravings” will be sent directly to your inbox.

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Talking Points:
    Jo’s background and why she got into this particular niche
    Surgical hair replacement versus non-surgical hair replacement
    Reasons why Jo would work with wigs
    The needs and requests of Jo’s typical clients
    Various options Jo provides
    The location of Jo’s offices
    The length of the process
    Bariatric surgery specific hair loss
    Bald versus thinning hair
    Various products that Jo uses and recommends
    Techniques for hair thinning (specifically with certain skin tones/hair colors)
    Cost and insurance
    How long do the products/procedures last (esp. “extended wear”)
    Everyday process: styling, care, and wear
    The psychology of hair loss
    Who is a good candidate for Jo (when it comes to bariatric surgery)

    Resources/Links:
    JoJo Concepts International, website
    Jo Barone, email: jojoconcepts@gmail.com
    (For a free consultation: send an email with your contact information and with the subject line: Want Free Consult)

    Sameera Khan, Instagram: @lowkcalgal
    Sameera Khan, email: health@lowkcalgal.com

    • 28 min
    What Does A.C.E. Mean?

    What Does A.C.E. Mean?

    Welcome back to the Regain Be Gone Podcast. My name is Sameera Khan, RD PA-C. I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist. This podcast is for people who have had bariatric surgery and are struggling to keep the weight off. Today I’m chatting with Jeanine Hylander, who is officially 100 lbs down from her surgical weight. That is such an amazing milestone to achieve.

    We talk about the importance of the ACE study and questionnaire, as well as the effect of childhood abuse on people who are considered overweight or obese as adults.

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Talking Points:
    Jeanine’s history and her weight loss story
    Jeanine’s “ah-ha” moment
    Why Jeanine decided to go into social work
    The ACE (adverse childhood experience) Study
    The ACE questionnaire
    How did ACE affect obesity
    The role of untreated trauma and weight gain/regain
    Resiliency: handling pressure versus losing your cool
    Everyone is capable of the habit of eating healthy
    The importance of having a sense of purpose
    The importance of having a good community (forums, support groups, therapy, family/friends, etc.)
    Establishing SMART goals
    Specific
    Measurable
    Achievable
    Relevant
    Time-bound
    Jeanine’s advice for people who are struggling for keeping the weight off
    The evolution of the ACE questions
    Jeanine’s contact info

    Resources/Links:
    Sameera Khan, Instagram: @lowkcalgal
    Sameera Khan, email: health@lowkcalgal.com

    Jeanine Hylander, email: easyevals@gmail.com

    ACE Study questions, ACEsTooHigh.com website

    • 26 min
    Hormones, Weight Loss. and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Maria Penna

    Hormones, Weight Loss. and Bariatric Surgery with Dr. Maria Penna

    Sameera interviews Dr. Maria Penna, a Board Certified Physician in internal medicine, endocrinology, and obesity medicine. The two discuss hormones and their relationship to obesity while answering these questions:
    • How closely are obesity and diabetes linked?
    • Can a modest weight loss after bariatric surgery help to prevent or delay progression of type 2 diabetes?
    • How does bariatric surgery benefit obese patients with Type 1 Diabetes?
    • How is insulin related to weight gain?
    • Do thyroid issues hinder weight loss?
    • When should you take Levothyroxine and how does it interfere with absorption?
    • Should you be screened for Cushing’s Syndrome before bariatric surgery?
    • How can bariatric surgery benefit confirmed cases of PCOS and infertility?
    • How is reduced libido affected by weight loss and how are hormones involved?
    • What is metabolic testing and how does it help with weight loss?
    • When is it time to see an endocrinologist?
    • What is Hashimoto’s disease?


    Continuing this month, as a way of saying thanks to her new podcast audience, Sameera will be offering a limited number of free nutrition consultations to listeners of the Regain Be Gone podcast. To check in on your weight loss journey, get support, and reserve your spot on her calendar, visit bit.ly/323rkC8

    Download your free copy of the Bye Bye Cravings Journal here: www.lowkcalgal.com/journal

    Connect with Sameera:

    on Instagram @lowkcalgal
    or by email - health@lowkcalgal.com

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Music: "El Amor" by Overjoyed

    • 32 min
    Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

    Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

    Sameera interviews bariatric patient, Emily, about how she has kept the weight off even after having her first baby.

    • Emily’s decision to have her surgery and make herself and her health a priority.
    • Her difficulty talking about the surgery with friends and family.
    • How long she waited after surgery to get pregnant.
    • Her experience with the first trimester of pregnancy.
    • Her total weight gain during pregnancy.
    • Whether or not the surgery helped Emily conceive.
    • Her OB-GYN’s attitude toward the surgery.
    • Handling prenatal vitamins and Emily’s cravings during pregnancy.
    • Losing the weight after the baby, mental challenges, and the importance of her support group.
    • The number one key for Emily to keeping her weight off.

    Continuing this month, as a way of saying thanks to her new podcast audience, Sameera will be offering a limited number of free nutrition consultations to listeners of the Regain Be Gone podcast. To check in on your weight loss journey, get support, and reserve your spot on her calendar, visit bit.ly/323rkC8

    Download your free copy of the Bye Bye Cravings Journal here: www.lowkcalgal.com/journal

    Connect with Sameera:

    on Instagram @lowkcalgal
    or by email - health@lowkcalgal.com

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Music: "El Amor" by Overjoyed

    • 30 min
    The Surgeon's Perspective on Weight Loss Surgery Success

    The Surgeon's Perspective on Weight Loss Surgery Success

    This week Sameera delves into indicators for surgery success and common challenges facing bariatric patients with Dr. William Richardson, bariatric surgeon and Program Director at Ochsner Surgical Weight Loss Program in New Orleans.

    • Surgery and your body’s new set point
    • Does weight regain after surgery depend on the procedure?
    • Bypass vs. sleeve – reduction in comorbidities
    • Challenges with acid reflux in patients
    • Anatomic causes of weight regain
    • Revisionary surgery options and challenges
    • Predictors for success
    • Dr. Richardson’s approach to bougie size
    • The biggest red flags after weight loss surgery
    • Concerns around vitamin deficiency in bariatric patients
    • NSAIDs and alternative pain medications
    • How long should a bariatric patient wait to get pregnant?

    Continuing this month, as a way of saying thanks to her new podcast audience, Sameera will be offering a limited number of free nutrition consultations to listeners of the Regain Be Gone podcast. To check in on your weight loss journey and reserve your spot on her calendar, visit bit.ly/323rkC8

    Download your free copy of the Bye Bye Cravings Journal here: www.lowkcalgal.com/journal

    Connect with Sameera:

    on Instagram @lowkcalgal
    or by email - health@lowkcalgal.com

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Music: "El Amor" by Overjoyed

    • 26 min
    The Challenges of Travel After Surgery with Lynne Thompson

    The Challenges of Travel After Surgery with Lynne Thompson

    Sameera Interviews RN and bariatric specialist Lynne Thompson, who's also a weight loss surgery patient herself, about the special challenges of traveling after surgery. This personal and insightful interview also covers:

    • The decision to go forward with her weight loss surgery.
    • The challenge of keeping the weight off many years after surgery.
    • Tips for snacking while traveling.
    • Lynne’s experience with dumping syndrome.
    • Handling challenges related to airports and flights.
    • Temptation-free road trips and staying hydrated on the road.
    • Staying on track with your necessary supplements.
    • Staying healthy while vacationing abroad – food and wine.
    • Lynne’s reflection on the ups and downs of having the surgery 16 years ago.
    • Following up with her health care team and finding support.

    Continuing this month, as a way of saying thanks to her new podcast audience, Sameera will be offering a limited number of free nutrition consultations to listeners of the Regain Be Gone podcast. To check in on your weight loss journey and reserve your spot on her calendar, visit bit.ly/323rkC8

    Download your free copy of the Bye Bye Cravings Journal here: www.lowkcalgal.com/journal

    Connect with Sameera

    on Instagram @lowkcalgal
    or by email - health@lowkcalgal.com

    Disclaimer: The information provided in or through this podcast is for educational and informational purposes only and as one tool to increase your knowledge. This podcast is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of physicians. The listener should regularly consult a physician in matters relating to his/her health and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention.

    Music: "El Amor" by Overjoyed

    • 24 min

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