True or False? Bariatric Nutrition Myths

In November 2018, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery held its annual meeting at Obesity Week in Nashville. There were so many great presentations, and I want to share what I learned.   As a bariatric surgeon, I get these questions A LOT. It was a great opportunity to hear what the research and … Continue reading True or False? Bariatric Nutrition Myths

Exercise 101 – Part 1

By Dr. Charlotte Hodges At the beginning of every year, thousands of Americans (myself included) make a list of resolutions. Eating right and exercise are usually in the top five. However, after the glow of New Year’s has worn off, the Christmas tree is put up and the kids are back in school, we always … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 1

Exercise 101 – Part 2

I wanted to follow up on my article “Exercise 101.” In that article, I discussed the benefits of exercise and starting a walking program. However, research shows that conditioning and resistance training are the keys to greater weight loss and improvements in your metabolism. In Part 2 of my Exercise 101 series, I plan to … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 2

Exercise 101 – Part 3

In the last two posts, I discussed aerobic exercise and resistance training, specifically high intensity interval training (HIRT). What I wanted to focus on in the last of this series is my personal journey into HIRT and having a personal trainer. There are a couple of key points that I want to make. Most of … Continue reading Exercise 101 – Part 3

Mum’s Magic Bran Muffins

(Mum not Mom – she’s Canadian!) Bowl 1: 1 1/2 cup flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 Tbsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup to 1 Cup (4. oz) each of raisins, chopped dates, chopped walnuts Mix all the above together, making sure that the dates, raisins and nuts are fully coated with flour … Continue reading Mum’s Magic Bran Muffins

Celebrate The New Year With Healthy Eating Habits

By: Collins Hodges, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Most of us are creatures of habit. We learn from an early age the comfort of predictability. In the same way that a predictable pattern of behavior from a mother to her child is inherently calming, the predictability of patterns affords adults the luxury of coherence and structure. … Continue reading Celebrate The New Year With Healthy Eating Habits

Vitamin A

By Dr. Charlotte Hodges There is so much information available today about vitamins and supplements, from the internet, to your family doctor, to your best friend’s neighbor’s cousin who had a deficiency. I wanted a chance to read through the data and break down everything that we need to know (and then some) about vitamins … Continue reading Vitamin A

How To Make A New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

By: Danielle Houston, RDN, LD Ask anyone in the United States–and possibly the world–and they will tell you that the month of January is associated with new beginnings and New Year’s resolutions. But when it comes to resolutions, there are things that are helpful as well as unhelpful. Additionally, people who have had bariatric surgery … Continue reading How To Make A New Year’s Resolution That Sticks

The Struggle is Real!

By Dr. Charlotte Hodges The Obesity Action Collation (OAC) is a non-profit organization of nearly 60,000 members. Their mission is “to elevate and empower those affected by obesity through education, advocacy and support.” The core focus of the organization is to: • raise awareness and improve access to the prevention and treatment of obesity • … Continue reading The Struggle is Real!


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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