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Is your Grazing Sabotaging your Weight Loss...?

After weight loss surgery especially early on, your food portion sizes can be tiny, you may or may not feel hungry and you likely aren't able to easily meet your nutrition targets without eating small regular meals during the day and supplementing. When you speak to a few people, your surgical team and get onto your favourite Facebook support group you may end up confused as to whether you should be eating 3 meals during the day, 4-6 meals or just grazing all day long. It may even seem like you are eating and drinking all day! (A strange phenomena since all your life the emphasis may have been to not eat much...)So what is it that you should be...

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Non-Flavoured Protein Powder Range

Need to increase your protein intake but are not keen on drinking 'protein milkshakes'? Then don't! Protein powder comes in various varieties so you don't have to force down a vanilla or chocolate milkshake if that isn't your thing. Protein powders also come in 'non-flavoured protein powder' and 'protein cordial/ water powders or ready to drink waters'. We range both on our online shop. Today we'll mention the non-flavoured protein powders. We have 3 brands of non-flavoured protein powders on our site, these are: Boomers Whey Protein Isolate Protein Powder (dairy based) PSA WPI Fast Release Protein Powder (dairy based) BN Pure Egg White Protein Powder (non-dairy based) Non-flavoured protein powders are very versatile in that you can add them...

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5 Reason to see a Bariatric Dietitian Before & After Weight Loss Surgery

Are you having or have you had weight loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery or metabolic surgery)? Making the decision to have surgery likely wasn’t one you made overnight, in fact you probably watched others who have had surgery and did your research. You may have spoken to others, read experiences on the surgery forums and spoken to your doctor or a few surgeons.  Weight loss surgery changes your life and you really need to be prepared for it physically, emotionally and mentally. So doing your research is important. But once you’ve done your research and got your surgeon, you may wonder if you really need to see a dietitian, especially if your surgeon hasn’t said anything about seeing...

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What if I Feel Hungry after Bariatric Surgery?

Do you get hungry? Perhaps you thought that after surgery you’d never be hungry again…But the hunger pangs seem to be returning and you're a bit concerned... Don't be! Having weight loss surgery doesn’t mean that you will never be hungry again… In my experience, I often see 2 types of outcomes after surgery, patients who never feel hunger and can forget to eat and those who do feel hunger when they need to eat but are then satisfied on a small amount of food (make sure the food consumed is nutritious containing some protein, dairy, fibre or vegetables).  Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that it needs fuel so it’s normal (even after surgery). So don’t be alarmed if you...

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5 After - Surgery Goals to Work on in 2017

At this time of the year, many make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. While deciding to do something is nice, we all know what can happen to resolutions a couple of weeks down the track… After having bariatric surgery you generally are losing weight and while this is great, there’s a lot to think about in the post surgery ‘after life’ so to speak. After surgery, it is difficult to eat much and so you need to be choosy about your food choices to get the nutrients you need each day. You should also start exercising (if able to) to maintain muscle mass and improve cardiovascular health. Not getting adequate nutrition can affect not only your weight loss and long-term...

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