If you believe you’re following Dr. Yadegar’s bariatric surgery nutrition guidelines, but you’ve hit a plateau or you’ve regained, please complete a written food diary for two weeks. When completed, contact Liz Roark, RN, Bariatric Surgery Coordinator, at 661-382-5051 to schedule a time for Liz to review your 2-week food journal.

Patient: “I was at the last bariatric surgery support group meeting and shared that I was struggling. I thought I was doing everything I was supposed to, but I wasn’t losing any weight. I left the meeting feeling very motivated. I started walking, writing down everything I was eating and was sticking to between 1200-1400 calories. But after two weeks I didn’t lose any weight or inches. I was discouraged again and I stopped trying.”

Liz: “What are you eating?”

Patient: “I was drinking my protein shake on the way to my walk, then a string cheese on the way home, then egg whites, tortilla and cheese for breakfast. I was even using the app on my phone and I was reaching my daily goal of 80-100 grams of protein.”

Liz: “I’d like you to put it in a paper journal for me. Breakfast, what you had, how much, and the time – because sometimes the time that you eat and the spacing between it can make differences either way, so I’d like to see that and then maybe we can figure out what’s going on.”

Example (you can use My Fitness Pal or other app to determine calories, protein and other nutrition information):

Breakfast: TIME
What and how much? 1 egg, spinach, 1 TBSP cheese
Protein:
Calories:

Snack: TIME
What and how much? String cheese
Protein: 6 grams
Calories: 80

Lunch: TIME
What and how much?
Protein:
Calories:

Snack: TIME
What and how much?
Protein:
Calories:

Dinner: TIME
What and how much?
Protein:
Calories:

Liz: “Please do this for two weeks. Just get a composition book and use the electronic trackers for calories. But I want to see it on paper…let’s look at it and see specifically what you’ve got going on.”

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