#115 Slow Weight Loss: Bariatric Nutrition Q & A

bariatric surgery success podcast

HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr.

Susan Mitchell 


Becky said that her weight is coming off very slowly since her bariatric surgery. It’s hard for her not to get frustrated seeing the massive weight loss that others are experiencing. Do you feel just like Becky? What is it with slow weight loss? 

Becky requested that we cover slow losers after surgery. She’s not alone. Slow weight loss has been brought up in the Facebook group before. I agree with Becky that when your weight is coming off very slowly while others seem to be losing so quickly, it’s hard not to get frustrated.

Podcast Guests: 

Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RD

Bariatric Coordinator

UVA Health in Haymarket, Virginia

Gayle Brazzi Smith MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN

Registered & Licensed Dietitian

Email: [email protected]

Website: OrlandoHealth.com/Bariatrics  

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute

Questions we discuss:

  1.  Do you find that people lose differently after WLS? I’m not referring to weight itself specifically but rather how weight is lost over time and when this happens?
  2.  Do the various surgeries differ in the amount of weight typically lost?
  3.  Is what loss after surgery tied at all to your weight when you go into surgery?
  4.  Does the amount of muscle mass you have before surgery affect weight loss after? 
  5.  Do you think the type of diet followed after surgery affects the speed of weight loss?
  6.  You’re the dreaded slow loser and you hit a plateau. How do you jumpstart the loss again? What are your favorite strategies that work?
  7.  What tips do you suggest to get that weight loss engine going again?
  8.  New research in obesity: there seems to be a malfunction in these signals that the brain’s sending out. The gut/brain axis.


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