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Your nutrition and health, your journey and transformation, and your success after bariatric/weight loss surgery are my focus. As a registered dietitian nutritionist I help you conquer weight regain, cravings and emotional eating with the Bariatric Surgery Success (Tools You Need for Your Transformation) podcast.

Bariatric Surgery Success Dr. Susan Mitchell, registered dietitian nutritionist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 44 Ratings

Your nutrition and health, your journey and transformation, and your success after bariatric/weight loss surgery are my focus. As a registered dietitian nutritionist I help you conquer weight regain, cravings and emotional eating with the Bariatric Surgery Success (Tools You Need for Your Transformation) podcast.

    #109 Bariatric Nutrition Q & A #11: Your Questions Answered

    #109 Bariatric Nutrition Q & A #11: Your Questions Answered

    Sometimes you just get tired of drinking water and more water, right? Surely after weight loss surgery, there are other beverages that are bariatric friendly. You bet there are. Let’s talk about some of our favorite beverages and why they work well to hydrate you.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%Guests: Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RDFauquier Health Weight Loss SurgeryEmail: weightloss@fauquierhealth.org (mailto:weightloss@fauquierhealth.org)isabel.maples@fauquierhealth.org (mailto:isabel.maples@fauquierhealth.org) Gayle Brazzi Smith MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDNRegistered & Licensed DietitianEmail: gayle.brazzismith@orlandohealth.com (mailto:gayle.brazzismith@orlandohealth.com)Website: OrlandoHealth.com/Bariatrics (http://orlandohealth.com/Bariatrics)  Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery InstituteStaying hydrated ranks right up there with taking the right vitamin and mineral supplements after surgery. Water, water and more water is constantly pushed but there’re other bariatric friendly drinks that are on the market that work. Before we get into specific beverages that are bariatric friendly, let’s clear up the confusion about coffee and tea since people wrongly think that they dehydrate you.Questions we cover:* What is the correct information from the Institute of Medicine on caffeine and dehydration?* What do each of your surgery centers suggest when it comes to caffeine after surgery and why?* What are the signs and symptoms of dehydration?* When do you need to call your dietitian or health care provider?* What are some of the bariatric-friendly beverages you recommend?* What apps or other ways are available to track or remind you to drink fluids?

    • 16 min
    #108 Bariatric Surgery and Covid: 5 Nutrition Strategies to Help You Recover

    #108 Bariatric Surgery and Covid: 5 Nutrition Strategies to Help You Recover

    You’ve had weight loss surgery and now you have Covid. What should you eat and drink? How does Covid affect your bariatric diet? Nutrition can play a definite roll in your recovery, support your immune system and have an anti-inflammatory effect but you want to be smart in how you care for yourself. I’ll share 5 nutrition strategies in this episode of the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%New Hope Girls Giveaway:Our giveaway is a beautiful tote in the Slate Surface pattern valued at $62.You can register to win the tote in our random drawing by answering two questions and sending your name and email to contactus@breakingdownnutrition.com Questions:#1 What do you like best about the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast?#2 If you could change something about the podcast, what would it be? Look at and read about tote: https://bit.ly/3PPVORl (https://bit.ly/3PPVORl)Or use code Transform15 any time to save 15% on your orderDeadline to enter is midnight, August 12Private FB Group link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bariatricsurgerysuccesswithdrsusanmitchellIf you’ve recently had surgery and are nauseated, vomiting, have diarrhea, short of breath…all factors that can affect what you eat and when, please check in with your health care team. See if they have someone on call to discuss your symptoms and how to manage them. Regardless of how far out you are from surgery, never hesitate to contact your health care provider if you have symptoms and know you need answers and care.5 strategies discussed in this episode:* Foods for immune support and anti-inflammatory benefits* When to have full liquids and soft foods; what about protein* Eating with a sore throat or shortness of breath* Coping with changes in taste and smell* What to do if food taste bitter or metallic

    • 13 min
    107 Can You Have Erythritol after Bariatric Surgery?

    107 Can You Have Erythritol after Bariatric Surgery?

    Do you ever feel confused with all the sweetener options? How do you know which ones to try and which ones to stay away from? Erythritol is a commonly used, very low calorie sugar alcohol and is a choice among many low or no calorie sweeteners. You’re going to see it on the ingredient labels of many food products with less sugar. Is it bariatric friendly or will it cause unfriendly symptoms you don’t want?Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%Erythritol is a popular low calorie sweetener used in all types of food items from ice cream, to cookies and candy, beverages, and more. It belongs to a class of compounds known as sugar alcohols. What are sugar alcohols and erythritol and why do they matter in a bariatric diet?In this episode of Bariatric Surgery Success, Iet's talk about:* What is a sugar alcohol?* What is erythritol and does it matter in your bariatric diet?* Do sugar alcohols contain alcohol?* How many calories does erythritol have as compared to sugars or other sugar alcohols?* Does erythritol cause digestive problems?* How much of it can you use?* Taking a look at ingredient labelsMore on sugar alcohols in podcast #89 https://www.breakingdownnutrition.com/blog/89-sugar-alcohols-and-bariatric-surgery-what-you-need-to-knowFollow 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.

    • 7 min
    #106 Bariatric Mental Health Q & A #10: Your Questions Answered

    #106 Bariatric Mental Health Q & A #10: Your Questions Answered

    Is your hunger coming from your head or your heart or your stomach? Do internal battles and food issues drive your appetite? Can you re-learn how to have a healthy relationship with food? You bet you can. Let’s go from head and heart hunger to transformation.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%Today's Guests:Connie Stapleton, PhDWebsite: http://www.conniestapletonphd.com (http://www.conniestapletonphd.com)BariAftercare: The Podcast; available on phone podcast apps, Apple podcasts and most other podcatchersNew Hope Girls:Bags can be purchased at NewHopeGirls.com Use code TRANSFORM15 to receive 15% off your purchase. This is our way of thanking you for being part of this community of healing and transformation!Instagram: @Newhope.girlsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/newhopegirls (https://www.facebook.com/newhopegirls)LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nueva-esperanza--new-hope-girls-inc/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/nueva-esperanza--new-hope-girls-inc/)Website: www.NewHopeGirls.com (http://www.newhopegirls.com/)Caitlyn Scaggs is the Executive Manager with New Hope Girls which is based in the Dominican Republic and fights trafficking, abuse and exploitation. Their mission to rescue girls and empower women. As their state-side representative, Caitlyn works to grow awareness of this mission. Much of her work supports the workshop component and as the demand for their beautiful bags grows, so does the need to hire more women.Atlanta-based psychologist Dr. Connie Stapleton. You know that Dr. Connie brings her vast experience in the mental health aspect of bariatrics to the table. She gets right to the core of the issues and always shares practical ways for you to improve your relationships with food, other people and most importantly with yourself. There’s a significant emotional connection to food and food choices. From stress to abuse to trauma, what goes on in the heart and head affects what happens with food. Topics, questions and answers discussed:Caitlyn, girls come into your care enter with significant trauma. How do you see this show up around meal times? Are there observable signs?* Caitlyn, girls come into your care enter with significant trauma. How do you see this show up around meal times? Are there observable signs?* Dr. Connie, how have you seen abuse, trauma, food insecurity, bullying etc affect relationships with food?* Caitlyn, how do you help your girls identify where they are feeling hunger, ie in their stomach or their heart?* Dr. Connie, when you recognize food issues brought on from prior life events, how do you start someone on the way to healing the past and healing their relationship to food?* Caitlyn how does healing begin around food for the girls and women you work with?

    • 20 min
    #105 Is Ghee Bariatric Friendly?

    #105 Is Ghee Bariatric Friendly?

    As you transition back to real food after bariatric surgery, should ghee be your fat of choice? Is it bariatric friendly? Let’s compare it to butter.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%I’d like to give a shout out this week to Sonia who said: "Thank you Dr. Mitchell, your podcasts are priceless. I'm learning so much about having the right mindset for a successful bariatric surgery.”Sonia, so happy to hear the podcast is helping you prepare for your surgery. I always believe that knowledge is power. Have you heard of ghee? It’s been popular for many years in the culinary word of the Middle East and India. But what is it? Ghee is cow’s milk butter heated at a low temperature of around 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius, until the water all evaporates and leaves behind milk solids.These solids are then skimmed or strained leaving a clarified liquid fat known as ghee.In Science 101 of the podcast, let's talk about:* the nutritional profile of ghee compared to butter* is ghee dairy free?* is the lactose a problem if you need to be lactose-free?* smoke point for cooking as compared to butter or clarified butter* bottom line

    • 7 min
    #104 7 Benefits of Drinking Water after WLS

    #104 7 Benefits of Drinking Water after WLS

    Drink water! Drink more fluids! How many times have you heard this since your weight loss surgery? Too many to count, right? But on the flip side, there are so many fabulous benefits to your health from drinking water. I’ll share seven in this episode of Bariatric Surgery Success.Visit Procarenow.com for all of your vitamin, calcium and protein needs. Use Code: Susan10 to save 10%Did you know that your body is 60% water? No wonder water is so important for your health especially after weight loss surgery. Even though they are times drinking enough water is a pain in the patootie, the benefits to your health make all the effort so worthwhile.Let’s talk about these seven benefits of drinking water:* beats brain fog* banishes bad breath* keeps skin more elastic* protects your heart* mood manager* fight that dreaded weight regain* fabulous foods that have high water content and other nutritional benefits

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Heartaflame ,

This podcast is a must have for bariatric surgery patients

I had VSG in Mexico 8/3/21. They did the surgery and that was about it. I had no aftercare or follow up. I wanted to be successful with my tool, so I started looking for podcasts. This one has by far been the most helpful. I am more than 7mo postop now and between preop and now am down about 137 pounds and still losing. Thank you for all of your help and insight. I attribute so much of my success to the encouragement, support, accountability and teaching that you have provided through this podcast.
VSG 8/3/21
5’2”
HW 290
SW 238
CW 152.6
GW ???

lilurameshi ,

Awesome

Great podcast for bariatric nutrition. It’s a quick podcast that is packed full of information. Have a pen and paper handy to write down some of the great tips.

🐿🐒🐸 ,

Great help for this life-changing journey

Glad to have found this podcast! So much information from the very beginning of the process to beyond the first few stages. Thank you for giving us extra tools for our toolbox!

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