Weight loss surgery

Quality versus Quantity Nutrition

Quality versus Quantity Nutrition

Author- Mariam Lakdawala (Registered Dietician) Common questions I generally get from my patients suffering from obesity, “I don’t eat much, still why am I gaining weight?” “I eat less than one of my friend, but why is she so thin and I am not?” My […]

How to manage Reactive Hypoglycemia?

How to manage Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Author- Mariam Lakdawala, Registered Dietician The most common observation made among diabetic patients is that they generally grab on sugar or sugary beverages when they get hypoglycaemic (a drop in the blood sugar levels). But are these sugar shots really helpful? Temporarily – yes, but […]

Bariatric Surgery – How to maintain weight when the “Honeymoon” Wears off

Bariatric Surgery – How to maintain weight when the “Honeymoon” Wears off

Mariam Lakdawala, Bariatric nutritionist; Dr. Aparna Govil Bhasker, Bariatric Surgeon Honeymoon period is basically the golden period in the first year post bariatric surgery wherein the patient experiences drastic weight loss. Obesity surgery leads to weight loss through a combination of various mechanisms such as […]

Hair-fall after bariatric surgery

Hair-fall after bariatric surgery

Author: Mariam Lakdawala RD Bariatric nutritionist and diabetic educator     Hair loss is one of the most important concerns that patients have after weight-loss/bariatric surgery. In the first 6 months, more than normal amount of hair fall may be experienced depending upon the age, gender, genetic […]

How to choose a Protein Powder after Bariatric Surgery?

How to choose a Protein Powder after Bariatric Surgery?

Author: Mariam Lakdawala, RD Bariatric nutritionist and diabetic educator My last blog emphasized on the importance of protein supplementation post weight loss/bariatric surgery. It is extremely important to meet the protein requirements (especially for vegetarians) to prevent or decrease the consequences of possible protein insufficiency after […]

How can vegetarian patients keep up their protein intake post bariatric / weight loss surgery

How can vegetarian patients keep up their protein intake post bariatric / weight loss surgery

Author: Mariam Lakdawala Registered Dietician and Bariatric Nutritionist Protein is very crucial as it forms a part of every cell, tissue and organ in the body. Post weight loss surgery meeting your ideal protein requirement is extremely important. All bariatric surgeries lead to restricted intake […]