Deciding to have weight loss surgery is a significant and difficult decision to make. It is really common for people to think about it for years before they talk to their doctor. There are lots of pros and cons to consider and it does not suit absolutely everyone.
Easter is fast approaching! This is a time of year where there is temptation all around us. Chocolate and hot cross buns have been in the shops for months and months, making it difficult for us to ignore! The good news is you do not have to avoid Easter treats completely! Like always, it is about not depriving yourself but maintaining a balance. Read on for our tips for an enjoyable and healthy Easter.
After weight loss surgery, it is quite difficult to get enough dietary fibre into your diet. Firstly, we try to limit carbohydrate-containing foods, which when wholegrain are a main source of dietary fibre. In addition, you need to eat quite a large volume of fruits and vegetables to meet your fibre requirements, which is impossible with such restricted portion sizes after surgery.
We already know that foods such as cakes, lollies, chocolate, biscuits and soft drinks are high in added sugar, and are considered our ‘sometimes’ foods. But did you know there is added sugar lurking in many food products that seem healthy choices? These foods can displace the nutritional quality of your diet, and for those who have had a bypass, also up your chances of dumping syndrome.