Navigating Social Media Diet Trends for Bariatric Patients

July 08, 2024 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
Social Media Diet Trends for Bariatric Patients
Social media significantly shapes perceptions about dieting, often propagating unrealistic weight loss ideals. The ever-evolving landscape of social media diet trends can become dangerous for bariatric patients who are adjusting to their new lifestyle. While not all promoted diets are harmful, relyi...

Low-Carb Diet Tips for Bariatric Patients

July 10, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
Low-carb diet tips for weight loss
After bariatric surgery, patients will be encouraged to follow the low-carb diet tips put in place by their bariatric program to help them lose and maintain that weight loss through the years. Hopefully, you have learned the importance of a low-carb diet in your bariatric program. However, if you ar...

7 Things to Expect When Starting a Vegan Diet

February 27, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
7 Things to Expect on a Vegan Diet
Following a vegan diet may improve your overall health and long-term quality of life, which is a huge draw to this new form of eating. Yet before you jump into eating a plant-based diet, there are a few things to consider.  Here are 7 things you can expect when switching to a vegan diet.  1. [&hel...

Tips for following a Vegan Diet After Bariatric Surgery

February 13, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
vegan diet after bariatric surgery
Following a vegan diet has become trendy, whether for health reasons, environmental concerns, or ethical motivations. Whatever the reason, it is entirely safe and healthy to follow a vegan diet after bariatric surgery. You just may have to be a little more creative and careful with the foods that yo...

6 Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet

January 30, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet
The vegan diet is becoming increasingly popular. With celebrities and influencers touting the health benefits of a vegan diet, you may be curious about what it means to be vegan and why everyone is beginning to follow this trend.  A vegan diet, otherwise known as a plant-based diet, is a way of...

Calorie and Macronutrient Breakdown After Bariatric Surgery

December 19, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Nutrition
Calories and macronutrients after bariatric surgery
Nutrition after bariatric surgery might seem overwhelming. We have all heard of calories, but what they actually do? Calories are what make our bodies run; they are the gas to our tank. Calories are needed for our organs to function and for our brains to work; they are what allow us to liv...