EP 157 Five Year Focus: Mistakes that DeRail Your Bariatric Surgery Success

bariatric surgery success podcast

HOST: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Dr. Susan Mitchell 


Five years from now. Where do you see yourself after surgery? Whether you’re almost ready for surgery, recently had surgery or maybe you’re down the track a ways, do you have a five year focus for long term success? Mistakes can derail you from where you want to go. What are these mistakes and how do you avoid them? Bariatric dietitian Melissa Majumdar joins me to show you how to have a plan in place and prevent being derailed by mistakes.

Podcast Guests: 

Melissa Majumdar, MS, RD, CSOWM, LDN 

EUHM Bariatric Coordinator 

[email protected] 



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Your Takeaways

  • Set a five-year focus for long-term success after bariatric surgery.
  • Reframe mistakes as opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Prevent weight regain by focusing on balanced nutrition, avoiding skipping meals, and incorporating protein and produce into meals.
  • Maintain communication with the surgical team, manage stress, and prioritize sleep for overall success.



00:00 Introduction and Setting a Five-Year Focus

03:48 Reframing Mistakes as Opportunities

08:03 Preventing Weight Regain

11:58 Eating Behaviors that Can Spoil Success

15:08 Continued Communication with Surgical Team

16:40 The Importance of Stress and Sleep

18:29 Continuous Improvement for Long-Term Success


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