Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery – The Delicious Way to Eat in the Months and Years After Surgery by Pat Levine, William B. Inabnet and Meredith Urban

After having the lap band placed herself, Pat Levine compiled a collection of recipes that can be chopped or pureed to fit all stages of the bariatric diet.

Exodus From Obesity: Guide to Long-Term Success After Weight Loss Surgery by Paula F. Peck, RN

This book is a great resource that includes information on different bariatric surgeries, lifestyle changes needed after surgery, tips for preventing binge eating after surgery, skills for eating out, identifications of out-of-control eating, how to change distorted self-image, how to improve relationships pre- and post- surgery, and how to increase your self-esteem. These tools are key to successful weight loss and improved emotional health.

Gastric Bypass Surgery by Mary McGowan, MD

Written by a medical doctor who specializes in the field. She discusses the benefits and risks of weight loss surgery. This book also includes the answers to 150 most wondered questions about bariatrics.

Getting to Goal and Staying There: Lessons from Successful Patients by Terry Simpson, MD

This is a workbook designed by a medical doctor who has been doing weight loss surgery since 1991. This guide with help you use the weight loss surgery as a tool for success.

Recipes for Life After Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery: Delicious Dishes for Nourishing the New You by Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN and Lynette Schulz

Weight loss surgery is only the first step. What you put in your body post-operatively is even more important. This book includes recipes that are tailored to all the stages of the bariatric diet. It includes recipes, meal plans, and pantry lists.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery by Margaret Furtado, MS, RD, LDN and Joseph Ewing

After your weight loss surgery, it is important to properly nourish your body while simultaneously keeping the weight off.  This book contains tips on how to properly nourish your body post-surgery, how to overcome common challenges that are faced, and meal plans that include over 150 recipes.

The Doctor’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery by Louis Flancbaum, MD and Erica Manfred

Trying to decide if weight loss surgery is right for you? This book includes why weight loss surgery is the safest treatment for patients with clinically severe or morbid obesity, how to determine if you’re a candidate for surgery, what to look for when choosing a surgeon, how to choose the surgical procedure that’s right for you, what to expect pre-, peri-, and post- surgery, common side effects, and diet/nutritional guidelines after surgery.

The Emotional First + Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery, Second edition  by Cynthia L. Alexander, PsyD

This book is key for helping through the emotional stress encountered before and after surgery. There are tips included on how to relieve stress without using food, modify unhealthy behavior, overcome hurdles in establishing a consistent exercise program, dealing with negative reactions by friends, family, and spouse to your weight loss, and how to prevent relapses after surgery.

Tiny Bites: A Guide to Gastric surgery for the Morbidly Obese by Saundra Beauchamp-Parke

Written by a registered nurse, this book outlines realities of considering, undergoing and recovering from gastric surgery interwoven with stories from actual people who received this surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery and Diet Program by Sue Ekserci, RD

This book includes information on weight loss surgery, nutritional needs before and after surgery, lifestyle changes, and many recipes.

Why We Eat More Than We Think: Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink, Ph.D.

The director of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab discusses many of his experiments that reveal interesting patterns in dietary habits. This book will revolutionize your awareness of how much, what, and why you are eating. The findings will astound you, and could help you make little changes to trick yourself into eating healthier.  

Be aware that information published by other health care providers may contain advice contrary to what is indicated in this manual. It is always best to go with the advice provided through this manual by your doctor. Please consult your dietitian or doctor about any concerns involving the discrepancies information.

*** Please note: 360 Bariatrics or Dr. Patel are not affiliated with or derive any financial benefits from the promotion or sale of any of the above entities or sources.

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