Category Archives: Nutrition

The Low-Down on Holiday Meals

October 7, 2019

Michele Lubin, MS, RD, CDN The holiday season is quickly approaching.  It starts with those Halloween “fun size” candy bar temptations, continues with the Thanksgiving Feast, carries on with the office and house parties through December, entices us with the …

Gastric Sleeve Post-op Diet Plan

September 24, 2019

When deciding if bariatric surgery is the right choice for you, it is natural to wonder what life after surgery will look like. A big part of that is what your diet will look like. For healthy, sustained weight loss, …

What Happens If I Don’t Take Vitamins?

September 10, 2019

When our patients start their weight loss surgery journey, we try to stress the importance and permanence of the commitment they are making. Not only does bariatric surgery permanently change your body, it is ultimately changing the way your gastrointestinal …

The Best Ways to Get Vitamin D After Bariatric Surgery

August 2, 2019

Vitamin D is an essential part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Without vitamin D, our bodies would not be able to properly absorb and process calcium to strengthen our bones. A deficiency in vitamin D, similar to a deficiency …

How To Make Healthy Habits Stick

May 29, 2019

By Barbara Brathwaite, RN, MSN The most important thing to remember in trying to maintain healthy habits is that you must allow your health and well being to come before anything else. All the other things will follow.   Assess …

Food Safety Facts

April 7, 2019

By Elizabeth Schledorn RN, MSN, CNOR, CBN, CHHC After weight loss surgery, making conscious decisions about what types of foods you ingest is very important. The best way to accomplish this is to cook your own meals at home. Home-cooking …

Eating What You Want Within Reason

March 22, 2019

By Michele Lubin, MS, RD, CDN Think back to the time you were preparing for your weight loss surgery.  What were your expectations?   You must have heard from your doctor, nurse, dietitian, therapist or other patients that “this is only …

Ways to Avoid Last Minute Choices

December 2, 2018

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Every weight loss sutrgery patient should adopt this statement as a mantra. Making choices on the run as you dash from work projects to afterschool soccer games to dinner reservations and …

When Zero Calories Does Not Equal Zero Calories

November 22, 2018

“I can eat as much of that candy as I want…it’s sugar-free and fat-free!” If this sounds too good to be true, then of course it is!  Eating too much of anything, especially at one time can potentially cause a …

The Winthrop Surgical Weight Loss Program offers bariatric surgery to those suffering from obesity in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and all of New York. Our three dedicated weight loss surgeons and staff provide safe and effective solutions to excess weight and morbid obesity.

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700 Stewart Ave., Suite 200,
Garden City, NY 11530
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157 East Woodside Ave.
Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone: (631) 475-1900
Fax: (631) 475-1955
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