Bariatric surgery, including gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band surgery, is an elective surgery. We choose to have the surgery. It isn’t something that’s done without our consent, like emergency surgery following a traumatic accident.
Cauliflower has become a staple for many households in recent years, especially among those who have had bariatric surgery. If you buy fresh cauliflower by the head or in a bag, you may find that you have a lot of leftover florets on your hands. While cauliflower florets are great raw, having recipes on hand to use up leftover steamed cauliflower is a great way to clear out your fridge and make low carbohydrate recipes that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Exercise is critically important for everyone, but especially for gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients. First, exercise is key for weight loss, which is the goal of bariatric surgery along with the health benefits associated with weight loss.
As part of Dr. Shillingford’s bariatric surgery package (including his out of pocket packages), Dr. Shillingford’s office communicates to his patients via a monthly emailed newsletter.
Every month Dr. Shillingford’s gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, and lap band patients are invited to participate in a Nutrition Support Group hosted by Susan Peacock, Bariatric Dietitian. Previously, there would be one In Person group meeting at Dr. Shillingford’s office and another hosted virtually.
We love making meals that can work for any meal- breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a snack! And this casserole is just that. It’s got protein, it’s got veggies, it’s got flavor. It’s good hot. It’s good cold. Can you tell how much we like it?
Fall is a great time to add pumpkin to your diet. While canned pumpkin is available all year round, seeing fresh pumpkins in the stores and as decorations can really put us in the mood for pumpkin flavor. For most people, they think of pumpkin bread, pumpkin pancakes, or pumpkin chai lattes. But for bariatric surgery patients, pumpkin is best incorporated into protein-rich meal.