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Nutrition, Fitness & Diet

5 Essential Tips for Bariatric Patients

Hi, I’m Michelle Phelan, Nutritionist at Blossom Bariatrics, and I’m here today to go over a few frequently asked questions from our patients.

There are basically five essential tips for all bariatric patients. The first one is pay attention to what your eating. Sit down at meal times. Turn off all distractions, including your TV and your computer.

The second one is chew. Chew your food really well. If you have to chew twenty times, please do it. That will help you slow down and pay attention to what your eating.

The third tip is to eat within an hour of feet to the floor. By that I mean eat within an hour of getting out of bed. You’re going to stoke that furnace, fuel your body and start your meal, and start your day with protein.

Tip number four, don’t buy the stuff you don’t want to eat. Stay away from the starchy processed foods, the sugary foods, the starchy carbohydrates. These foods can promote and do promote weight gain all over again.

And tip number five, make sure to have ample high protein snacks available at all times, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese sticks, almonds, cashews, nut butters, carrot sticks, raw vegetables. Folks that follow these five basic tips have great success for the rest of their life.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at Thanks for watching and have a healthy day.

Blossom Bariatrics is a weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Award winning surgeon, Dr. Thomas Umbach, is dedicated to helping individuals improve their health, and live more fulfilling lives by losing their excess weight.

Over the years, Dr. Tom has helped hundreds of patients lose thousands of pounds through the gastric bypass, gastric lap band and gastric sleeve procedures. His patients have truly Blossomed as they have gone on to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again; such as playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

Dr. Tom Umbach is a nationally recognized, fellowship-trained Las Vegas bariatric surgery specialist. His gastric bypass practice specializes in both advanced and traditional laparoscopic (minimally invasive) procedures. The bariatric practice delivers outcomes that exceed national averages of weight-management success due to Dr. Umbach’s surgical expertise, compassionate care, and exemplary pre- and post-surgery services.

If you are looking for the premier weight loss surgery center located in Las Vegas, Nevada contact Blossom Bariatrics today at (702) 463-3300 or visit