#137 The Latest Bariatric Sports Nutrition for Your Workouts after WLS

bariatric surgery success podcast

HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr.

Susan Mitchell 


Are you into working out and sports since your weight loss surgery? Wondering what to eat before and after your workouts, if you need more carbs, maybe calories too? Do you need a supplement for muscle gain? Bariatric sports dieititian Kim Tirapelle joins me to answer many of your questions and share the latest sports nutrition information.

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Guest: Kim Tirapelle, MS, RD, CSSD

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Joining me in the studio is dietitian Kim Tirapelle. Kim is a certified specialist in sports dietetics who focus on bariatric sports nutrition. She’s worked with bariatric clients and athletes for the last 16 years and was also a collegiate sports dietitian for a Division I University. Kim now works 1:1 with her clients to optimize nutrition to meet exercise goals after weight loss surgery. You can also listen to Kim weekly on her podcast, the Active Bariatric Nutrition Podcast.

When I found out you would be guest on the podcast, I put a poll in my FB group to see what questions they had about sports nutrition and they had a lot. So let’s jump right in and answer them. 

Questions I ask Kim, many of which come from my Facebook group:

How far out from surgery should you be before you start heavier workouts and sports? 

Do I need more calories every day if i work out hard?

How many calories should I add if I’m trying to gain muscle?

Do I need more grams of protein daily for my workouts?

How many grams of carbs do I need daily for my weight training? 

Should I eat more carbs if I’m exercising more?

Is it normal to be hungrier some days and not others?

Kim asked:I work out 5-6 times per week cardio and strength training. I can’t seem to lose this last 20-25 pounds. Could it be not enough water/liquids? I’m stumped!

Karen wants to know: I had RNY Sept 2022. I am a regular CrossFitter and vegetarian. Always looking for more knowledge.

Jason asked: I’d like to get back into running after bariatric surgery? Any tips to safely get back into running? 

What should I eat before/after a workout?

Are supplements helpful for muscle gain? 

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