#127 Can You Really Eat Carbs: Bariatric Nutrition Q & A

bariatric surgery success podcast

HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr.

Susan Mitchell 


Can you really eat carbs? I see a lot of chatter about carbohydrate in my Facebook group. Some people think carbs are bad and try to never eat them, others fear carbs and still others love carbs… especially the less healthy ones. Are you confused and don’t know what to believe about carbs? Every friend tells you something different? To make it more confusing, some post surgery medical teams advise very little carbohydrate in the diet while others caution their patients not to cut carbs too low. This idea that carbs are bad for you is flat-out wrong diet information and can lead to unhealthful eating. Let’s get the carb facts you need. 

Podcast Guests: 

Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RD

Bariatric Coordinator

UVA Health in Haymarket, Virginia

Email: [email protected] 

Gayle Brazzi Smith MS, RDN, CSOWM, LDN

Registered & Licensed Dietitian

Weight Loss and Bariatric Surgery Institute

Orlando, FL

Email: [email protected]

Website: OrlandoHealth.com/Bariatrics  

Obesity Action Coalition Dumping Syndrome Fact Sheet

Podcast #32 4 Ways to Prevent Dumping Syndrome from Dumping on Your Day 


Topics Covered in Podcast

Is it true that a carb is a carb is a carb and you don’t need it?

It’s interesting that with all the fears and confusion surrounding carbs, most people in the US, UK and Australia eat way more carbs than we need for our weight. After bariatric surgery, the bottom line is what type of carbs and how much you eat. Do you agree Isabel?

Gayle what about the term net carbs… do you look at this? Besides energy, high fiber smart carbs offer up a serving of health benefits…what are some of your favorites?

Isabel, so much misinformation on Dr. Google about carbs, particularly sugar and other sweeteners such as honey and maple syrup but the body doesn’t see it that way. Why?

Discussion of both early and late dumping syndromes  

Is there a range or recommendation for grams of carbs each day and does it vary with how far out from surgery you are?

Favorite smart carbs

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