7 Things to Expect When Starting a Vegan Diet

February 27, 2023 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
10 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...

4 Helpful Tips for The Bariatric Pre-Op Liquid Diet

August 29, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Diets
Bariatric Liquid Diet before Weight loss surgery
All patients must adhere to a two-week bariatric pre-op liquid diet no matter the type of  bariatric procedure  being performed. The thought of drinking only liquids for two weeks might sound horrible and intimidating. But in this blog, we hope to educate you on the purpose of the liquid diet, the...

Carbs After Weight Loss Surgery

July 06, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Nutrition
Carbs after weight loss surgery
Carbohydrates are naturally occurring sugars, starches, and fibers found in food products. Like fats and protein, carbohydrates are a macronutrient, meaning a nutrient that must be consumed in relatively large amounts as fuel for the body. In fact, you may have heard that carbs are the body’s prim...