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You've had bariatric surgery but let's not stop there. Your success depends on the right nutrition as part of your journey and transformation. You can conquer weight regain, cravings and emotional eating and learn to deal with all the other issues that come up. Here's how. Join me and listen to the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast. I'm bariatric dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell and I'll share the nutrition information you need now for your successful transformation.

Bariatric Surgery Success Dr. Susan Mitchell, bariatric dietitian

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

You've had bariatric surgery but let's not stop there. Your success depends on the right nutrition as part of your journey and transformation. You can conquer weight regain, cravings and emotional eating and learn to deal with all the other issues that come up. Here's how. Join me and listen to the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast. I'm bariatric dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell and I'll share the nutrition information you need now for your successful transformation.

    EP 168 Keto, No: Why It’s Not for Bariatric Surgery

    EP 168 Keto, No: Why It’s Not for Bariatric Surgery

    Go keto! It’s definitely your answer after bariatric surgery or so you’ve been told. But is the keto diet the way to go after bariatric surgery? Maybe the scale is starting to creep back up and you don’t like it at all. Go keto and lose that weight. But will a keto diet truly keep the weight off? And what about your muscle mass?Does a keto diet protect that? My answer, keto no, it’s not a top shelf strategy for after bariatric surgery. I’ll tell you why.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save $You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%"I love Dr. Susan and Bariatric Surgery Success." If this sounds like you, would you please rate and review my podcast on Apple podcasts? Yes, I'd love a 5 star review! LOL Be sure and say what you love most about the podcast. Thank you for your time! If you haven’t followed the podcast, be sure to Follow/Subscribe now so you never miss an episode.TakeawaysThe keto diet is not recommended after bariatric surgery as it is high in fat and low in protein, which is not ideal for building and maintaining muscle mass.A high protein diet is essential for healing, muscle building, and maintaining a healthy metabolism after bariatric surgery.The keto diet can cause digestive issues such as diarrhea and constipation, which can interfere with nutrient absorption.Weight loss after bariatric surgery should focus on reducing excess body fat while preserving muscle mass.Chapters00:00 Introduction: Is the Keto Diet Suitable After Bariatric Surgery?03:13 The Importance of Protein in a Bariatric Lifestyle07:00 The Drawbacks of the Keto Diet for Bariatric Patients10:49 Preserving Muscle Mass for Long-Term Weight Loss

    • 14 min
    EP 167: What to know about a Panniculectomy versus a Tummy Tuck after Bariatric Surgery

    EP 167: What to know about a Panniculectomy versus a Tummy Tuck after Bariatric Surgery

    Congratulations, you’ve worked hard on your journey and, lost a significant amount of weight. But now, you have this …hanging skin… sometimes called an apron… that may cover your thighs and g******s, and your back. You’ve been thinking about having it removed. Maybe a panniculectomy is right for you. A panni what? A panniculectomy is often done after bariatric surgery or other extreme weight loss to remove excess skin. Bariatric surgeon Dr. Alexandra Zubowicz joins me to answer all your questions about a panniculectomy versus a tummy tuck. You don’t want to miss this interview.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save $You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%Podcast Guest: E. Alexandra Zubowicz, MD, FACS, FASMBSGeneral, Bariatric and Minimally Invasive SurgeryUVA HealthHAYMARKET: 15195 Heathcote Blvd, Suite 350Haymarket, VA 20187WARRENTON: 480 Fletcher Dr, Suite 3Warrenton, VA 20186571-284-3440Thrive Medical Spa and Wellness15030 Washington StHaymarket, VA 20169540-690-9249Resources:Check out my freebie for 10 protein tips that work dailySome of the questions I ask Dr. Alex:* Some of my listeners may have heard the word panniculectomy and had the surgery and others are hearing it for the first time now and asking…what did you say? So let’s start by explaining what a panniculectomy is and why you might need this surgery.* What’s the difference between a panniculectomy and a tummy tuck? abdominoplasty? AND how do you choose a surgeon? Who’s qualified to do panniculectomies?* Is a panniculectomy considered a cosmetic procedure?* What is a realistic outcome that you can expect? Since it's not a full abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), what are some ways to improve cosmetic appearance after panniculectomy?

    • 24 min
    EP 166 6 Nutrition Benefits of Bariatric-Friendly Leafy Greens

    EP 166 6 Nutrition Benefits of Bariatric-Friendly Leafy Greens

    Leafy greens feel so light and airy so you don’t necessarily think of them as being a nutrition powerhouse. But they are! Leafy greens make the who’s who list when it comes to nutrition. And they’re bariatric friendly. I'm sharing with you six nutrition benefits of leafy greens you’ll want to take advantage of now in your bariatric lifestyle.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%RESOURCES: sheet pan dinners https://bit.ly/3IgGtpK (https://bit.ly/3IgGtpK)Takeaways* Leafy greens are a nutrition powerhouse and offer numerous health benefits, making them a smart choice for a bariatric lifestyle.* The fat-soluble vitamins in leafy greens are best absorbed when eaten with a little fat, and vitamin K consumption specifically thru leafy greens should be managed for individuals on anticoagulant medication.* Leafy greens contain minerals and fiber, are low in calories and natural sugars, and provide significant levels of bioactive compounds that protect DNA and promote overall health

    • 11 min
    EP 165: 5 Ways to APPRECIATE the relationship with yourself after WLS

    EP 165: 5 Ways to APPRECIATE the relationship with yourself after WLS

    What relationship do you think changes the most after bariatric surgery? This might surprise you! The relationship that may change the MOST is the one you have with yourself! Think about it. Your health is way more than just a number on the scales. It’s about your entire self including your mind, body and spirit. So even though you had bariatric surgery, the focus needs to be on ALL areas of your life. This is especially true in the process of losing weight as all relationships change right along with your body. Yes, even the relationship with yourself. Dr. Connie joins me to help look at 5 ways to appreciate yourself after surgery.Podcast Guest: Connie Stapleton, Ph.D.Website: http://www.conniestapletonphd.com (http://www.conniestapletonphd.com)BariAftercare: The Podcast; available on phone podcast apps, Apple podcasts and most other podcatchers Mind Prep The Book: How To Prepare for Bariatric Surgery and Live as a Healthy Post-Op: Mind Prep: The Book (https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Prep-Book-Prepare-Bariatric/dp/B0BLFY4LKC/ref=sr_1_6?crid=K2RAZ2CX87TB&keywords=connie+stapleton+books&qid=1668654765&sprefix=Connie+stap,aps,77&sr=8-6)BariAftercare Daily Progress Journal  (https://www.amazon.com/BariAftercare-Progress-Journal-Connie-Stapleton/dp/B0BGN68226/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3U1DLG7IY6TLG&keywords=connie+stapleton+daily+progress+journal&qid=1668898281&sprefix=connie+stapleton+daily+progres+journal,aps,85&sr=8-1)Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%Resources:Check out my freebie for 10 protein tips that work dailyRate, Review & Follow Bariatric Surgery Success on Apple Podcasts:"I love Dr. Susan and Bariatric Surgery Success." If this sounds like you, would you please rate and review my podcast? Click here (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bariatric-surgery-success/id1223821751). Then click on "Listen to Apple Podcasts" at the top. Scroll down to where you see Ratings & Reviews and tap on "Write a Review". Yes, I'd love a 5 star review! LOL Be sure and let me know what you love most about the podcast. Thank you for your time! If you haven’t followed the podcast, be sure to Follow/Subscribe now so you never miss an episode.Chapters00:00Introduction: The Relationship with Yourself06:23Chapter 1: Embracing a Healthy Lifestyle09:10Chapter 2: Practicing Self-Care for Self-Appreciation13:29Chapter 3: Enriching Relationships to Enhance Self-Appreciation20:04Chapter 5: Seeking Help for Self-Appreciation

    • 23 min
    EP 164: How to Choose the Best Protein Bars for Bariatric Surgery

    EP 164: How to Choose the Best Protein Bars for Bariatric Surgery

    Protein bars. They’re so quick and easy. But are they just candy in disguise or can they be a bariatric-friendly choice? There are zillions of bars to choose from and they can be so confusing to decipher the labels. What’s a good choice? What’s just a candy bar in a trendy wrapper? Isabel, Gayle and I will tell you how to pick the best protein bars.Podcast Guests: Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RDBariatric CoordinatorUVA Health in Haymarket, VirginiaEmail: ggw5ud@uvahealth.org (mailto:ggw5ud@uvahealth.org) Gayle Brazzi Smith MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDNRegistered & Licensed DietitianWeight Loss and Bariatric Surgery InstituteOrlando, FLEmail: gayle.brazzismith@orlandohealth.com (mailto:gayle.brazzismith@orlandohealth.com)Website: OrlandoHealth.com/Bariatrics (http://orlandohealth.com/Bariatrics)  Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%Check out my freebie for 10 protein tips that work dailyTakeaways* Consider fiber, calories, protein, fat, and added sugars when choosing protein bars.* Compare protein bars to whole food options to find suitable alternatives.* Personalize your choice based on individual needs and preferences.* Be aware of the potential digestive effects of sugar alcohols.* Make informed decisions by reading the nutrition facts label and ingredient list.Chapters00:00Introduction03:23Protein Bars: Health Halo vs. Reality05:14Using Protein Bars to Meet Protein Goals08:46Choosing the Best Protein Bars: Nutrition Facts and Ingredients13:51Understanding Sugar Alcohols24:01Personalizing Your Protein Bar Choice26:40Making Informed Decisions: Reading Labels and Ingredients

    • 27 min
    EP 163 Beyond Caffeine: 5 Health Benefits of Coffee

    EP 163 Beyond Caffeine: 5 Health Benefits of Coffee

    Don’t you just love a good cup of coffee? Plus the boost to your energy level and the way it helps fine-tune your focus. But, there’s more to coffee than just caffeine. You’re going to like the other health benefits too.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%You can share the message of hope, healing and transformation with your purchase from NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM to save 15%Sign up for the Breaking Down Nutrition newsletter at https://BreakingDownNutrition.comShow NotesCoffee has many health benefits beyond just caffeine. It can help with hydration, cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, chronic liver disease, and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It is important to wait at least 30 days after bariatric surgery before consuming caffeine. Filtered coffee is recommended to avoid increasing cholesterol levels. Regular coffee consumption of three to four cups a day, whether caffeinated or decaffeinated, can provide potential health benefits.Takeaways* Coffee can help with hydration and is as effective as other fluids in keeping you hydrated.* Filtered coffee is recommended to avoid increasing cholesterol levels.* Regular coffee consumption is associated with a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes.* Drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of chronic liver disease.* Coffee may lower the risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, as well as dementia and cognitive decline.* Moderate coffee consumption of three to four cups a day can provide these health benefits.Chapters00:00 Introduction and Overview03:43 Coffee and Hydration08:01 Coffee and Neurological Health

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Belinda0509 ,

Excellent Podcast Backed with Scientific Facts

Bariatric Surgery Success with Dietitian Dr. Susan Mitchell

The reason I listen to Dr. Mitchell’s podcast is because I want to use my new bariatric tool in the best way possible and she helps me with that. Her content is very relevant to the bariatric lifestyle and she backs up her information and content with science based facts.

I know when I want the right answer to something that I can look to her for the scientific facts. When I see a health trend on Tik Tok, I know I can ask her about it and she will give me the true facts.

Her content is well researched and insightful with relevant facts and anecdotes. She offers a well balanced viewpoint sharing both strengths and weaknesses as well as current trends and issues in the bariatric lifestyle. Her podcast stands out as a jewel among the various other bariatric podcasts.

Neeveya ,

Focus on the SCIENCE

I’m so glad I finally found Susan Mitchell’s podcast!! It’s so unlike so many others which sound more like a group of friends getting together to compare notes and chat. While everybody who has gone through bariatric surgery may have some very useful advice on how to get through the process, when it comes to nutrition few of us know what science says we should eat.

Enter Susan and friends! While a registered dietitian with a wealth of knowledge herself, Susan frequently brings in two of her professional dietitian colleagues who also work with bariatric patients to provide other insights on various issues. Because they all follow the science, the advice of each is very similar and insightful.

A recent podcast that Susan did focused on protein bars and how to choose a “real” protein bar from what might be advertised as a “protein”’bar but in reality doesn’t measure up. I discovered the bars I had been eating were mostly everything but protein comparatively. No wonder they didn’t satisfy my appetite!!

That particular podcast led me to reconsider a recent decision I had made to contact a non-bariatric “nutrition specialist” with a popular blog online to adjust my macros. Without going into detail, let me just say her recommendations were absurd. I did try them for about ten days and ended up with a gastrointestinal upset for two days. It was then that I realized how easily I can be misled, and decided I needed a professional.

But how to find one? I decided to write Susan. She responded quickly and with her help I found an excellent registered dietitian who has put me on the right track.

Do yourself a favor. Stick with the science when it comes to nutrition. While protein is important, so are healthy carbs, especially 3 years after surgery. Carbs are not our enemy, unless we ingest them through candy, cookies and chips.

My best recommendation is to follow your bariatric clinic’s guidance as you lose your weight. Supplement it with science-based information. As you wean off your regular clinic visits, consider finding a program that is sustainable to keep the weight off. Susan’s podcast is an excellent choice.

Phasgirl ,

Right on Time

I just had Bariatric Surgery 8 days ago. I was preparing to go into Walmart to pick up a few things and decided to play this podcast. I decided to listen to the episode called Shift from Talking to walking the walk after WLS….MAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!!! This podcast was just what I needed to hear. It was confirmation for the things I’ve been mulling over in my heart and mind and I’m inspired and will IMMERSE myself in the bariatric lifestyle. I’m not gonna let this tool go to waste. I’m willing and I’m ready!!! 2024 here I come!!!!

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