Month: July 2018

What’s So Special About Protein?

By: Danielle Houston, RDN, LD Whether you are considering bariatric surgery, have already undergone a procedure or have just stumbled upon this blog by accident, I bet you have had someone tell you to eat more protein. It seems to be everywhere in our society today. There are protein powders everywhere you look, food labels … Continue reading What’s So Special About Protein?

The Sunshine Vitamin

By Dr. Charlotte Hodges As a bariatric surgeon, I routinely recommend to my patients that they supplement their diet with Vitamin D.  But why is this essential vitamin so important?  And, not just for weight loss patients? Vitamin D is called an essential vitamin, because it cannot be made in the body.  It must be … Continue reading The Sunshine Vitamin


Bariatric Support Group

Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

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