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 live. Fat h...

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...

10 Healthy Summer Foods That Promote Weight Loss

June 01, 2021 By Donald Maynard, MD, FACS In Nutrition
For most individuals, summer in the south means backyard barbecues, outdoor festivals and fairs, and lots of time with family and friends. This can also mean battling the urge to eat whatever and whenever you want when surrounded by all the temptations. As an individual interested in losing weight o...