Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You

Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You

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by Margaret Furtado, Lynette Schultz
     
 

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Learn how to eat right after weight loss surgery.

In the past decade or so, there have been explosive increases in both the incidence of severe obesity and weight loss; bariatric-surgery. It has been shown that the incidence of bariatric surgical procedures has increased over 600% in the last decade. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Americans - and another

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Learn how to eat right after weight loss surgery.

In the past decade or so, there have been explosive increases in both the incidence of severe obesity and weight loss; bariatric-surgery. It has been shown that the incidence of bariatric surgical procedures has increased over 600% in the last decade. It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Americans - and another 200,000 adults world wide - will undergo a bariatric operation in 2006. This dramatic increase in operative cases is in part a testament to the safety and efficacy of the currently performed surgical procedures including the roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, and the biliopancreatic diversion - with or without duodenal switch.

Weight loss surgery is not a magic bullet, but with life-long positive lifestyle habits, including a healthy diet, you may be able to enjoy vibrant health you have never felt before. Once the surgery is over, there is a lifelong maintenance program to ensure not only that you keep the weight off, but that your body gets the right balance of nutrients. When you can only eat as much food as you can hold in your hand at a sitting, it is vital that you are eating the right foods and taking the correct supplements to nourish your body for life. What sets Recipes After Weight Loss-Surgery apart from previous cookbooks is the combined expertise of Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LD-N and Lynette Schultz, a combination of almost 40 years' experience in clinical nutrition and the culinary arts, respectively. Together, they will help you navigate your way through the sometimes turbulent waters after your weight loss surgery, and will provide you with general clinical guidelines after your procedure, as well as helpful hints for easing your transition from surgery to your new, healthy lifestyle. With sections on home entertaining and eating-on-the-run, Ms. Furtado and Ms. Schultz will help you to feel like a person, rather than a patient, after your life-altering weight loss surgery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616734152
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,097,108
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LD-N, a registered and licensed dietitian-nutritionist with almost 20 years' clinical experience, is currently part of the multidisciplinary team at the Massachusetts General Hospital-MGH Weight Center, where she counsels patients on both medical and surgical weight loss (including gastric bypass and gastric banding procedures). Prior to working at MGH, Ms. Furtado spent 4 years working at Tuftss New England Medical Center's (NEMC) Obesity Consult Center, providing both individual and group consultations for gastric bypass, gastric banding and BPD surgery patients. It was while at NEMC that she wrote RECIPES FOR LIFE AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY. Margaret earned her Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics at Florida International University in Miami, FL., and her B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island. Ms. Furtado lectures across the country on issues pertaining to weight loss surgery.  

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Recipes for Life After Weight-Loss Surgery 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TinaCA More than 1 year ago
This cookbook was highly recommended from UC Davis Bariatric Department and I must say . . . they were right on! I highly recommend it to anyone who has had weight loss surgery to keep your diet from being dull!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is my Bible! After having surgery in 2006 I have found so many Yummy reciepies that everyone (Even my picky 8 yr old) loves! I really like that they breakdown the nutritional value so I can keep count of my protien intake Way to go!
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