Bariatrics Blog

Lashanda Denham’s weight loss journey began in Spring of 2020. She contemplated weight loss surgery for a while, but she was still apprehensive about the impacts of recovery on her ability to be a business woman and a mother. She ultimately decided it was better for her family to pick up a little slack while she recovered from surgery versus living without her if she lost the fight for her life.Denham found Georgetown Bariatrics after researching several programs. After she had narrowed the options down to two programs, a friend encouraged her to go through Georgetown Bariatrics. After researching more...

It’s that time of year again – back to school! For many, this means sports, school projects, finals, and long days filled with trying to stay afloat. In these times, it can be very challenging to keep up with healthy habits. Whether your children are going back to school or you are going back yourself for a higher degree, try these tips to keep up with your nutrition and your busy schedule.Do you have a child or children in school of varying ages and activities? Try these tips to keep a healthy plate whether on-the-go or at the table.1. Prep...

Bariatric patients may find themselves either returning to previous eating behaviors or developing new behaviors of particular concern after surgery. How does one avoid this while counting calories, protein, and every other possible nutrient?What is an Eating Disorder?Eating Disorders (EDs) are considered serious, bio-psycho-mental illnesses, not merely lifestyle choices, though they may or may not begin this way. Several factors impact the development of EDs, including genetics, weight stigmas, such as thinner = better or weight = worth, and perfectionism or body dissatisfaction.Common EDs include:Anorexia NervosaBulimia NervosaBinge Eating DisorderOther EDs include, but are not limited to:Avoidant Restrictive Feeding Intake Disorder...

Let’s talk about fitness. Where do I start?No matter your fitness level, starting out slow and steady is always key. Setting a smaller goal that is 100% attainable 100% of the time is better than setting a larger goal that you hit 50% of the time. If you set out to be just 1% better every day, by the end of one year you will have become 365% better than you were when you started.ExerciseConsistency is KEY. If you have a goal to exercise 30 minutes a day, but haven’t been doing anything, then start with 10 minutes a day...

Sophia grew up leading an active life and played basketball during her youth. While she was always in the obese category, she had a healthy body composition. Her weight loss journey really began in 2015 after life picked up the pace for her; with two jobs, college, marriage and family life came a drastic weight gain over about seven months. When Sophia’s neighbor expressed her own interest in pursuing weight loss at Georgetown Bariatrics, Sophia was initially hesitant. She had several friends and family members who continued to struggle with their weight even after bariatric surgery. However, after considering the fact that none of them had been to Georgetown Bariatrics,...

Strawberries: Prime-time for these bright bursts of cheer is May through June. Give your heart a boost by getting your fair share. Strawberries can also help you regulate your blood sugar and boost your immunity while providing healthy carbs, such as fiber.Kohlrabi: If you happen to miss this gem between May and June, check back in between September and October when it hits another peak season of ripeness. It can prevent certain cancers, heart disease, and inflammation, this vegetable is versatile enough to add to breakfast, lunch or dinner.Lettuce: Butter. Romaine. Baby. Green Leaf. Dark and lovely lettuce comes in...

April is all about yummy spring vegetables—artichokes and asparagus are at their peak, snap peas begin to make an arrival on dinner plates, as well as young carrots, and fava beans. There is also spring garlic, spring onions, leeks, fennel and the first spring radishes arrive. Winter citrus are disappearing, and the "fruit" of April isn't really a fruit at all, but a vegetable that acts like fruit— rhubarb. Perfect for pies and cobblers.Peas: are a good source of vitamins C and E, zinc, and other antioxidants that strengthen your immune system. Other nutrients, such as vitamins A and B...

Happy March! This month, we celebrate the official beginning of spring and say goodbye to the grey, gloomy, cold weather of winter. As the weather starts to warm up, we get to spend more time outside. Gardening can be a very rewarding and relaxing hobby, but if you don’t enjoy getting dirt under your fingernails, your local grocer will start filling the produce section with lots of fruits and vegetables that are in season. What can you expect when you go to the store? Check out the list of what fruits and vegetables are coming in season this month.I challenge...

Obesity Care Week 2022 is Here!Now is the time to act! Obesity Care Week 2022 (OCW) officially kicks off today and we need your support to make an impact. Obesity is a complex, chronic, recurring diseaseaffecting more than 2 billion people globally. Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized and those impacted struggle to receive care in most cases. It’s time to change the way we care for obesity,• Recognition: the way we care for obesity should be based on health and science, not stigma.• Weight Bias: obesity is not an appropriate measure for a...

It doesn’t take much looking around at food blogs, store aisles and Pinterest posts to see that it’s the season of chocolate covered strawberries and red frosted pastries. Bakery window displays are brimming with Valentine treats, tempting people in all their sweetness. It’s no wonder that 58 million pounds of chocolate are purchased in the seven days leading up to February 14. Although it can be tempting, it’s best to limit sweets and show some love to healthier vegetables.But what vegetables are good to eat in February? Working cool-weather vegetables into your diet may take some getting used to, but...

According to an article published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology, almost half of all Americans make New Year's resolutions. Of those, however, only 8% are likely to succeed. Among all the various resolutions, the most common one is losing weight.  Some might ask if it's worth it to make a New Year's resolution if the  success rate is so low. According to University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Maurice Schweitzer, resolutions do have some value. “The new year provides a salient reference point for  setting a goal — How much did I weigh at the beginning of the year? — and forming resolutions helps...

The best way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season when they are at their most abundant. There's also a bonus that money can't buy: fruits and vegetables just taste better when they are in season. The produce in your region are harvested closer to the peak of freshness than those that have to spend a lot of time in shipping containers that cover thousands of miles in transport. Seasonal fruits and vegetables may be brief, but they are literally the pick of the crop. And as one season passes into another,...

Happy New Year Gang! If you are like me, you have made the New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and  save money by preparing and eating more meals at home. So far I’m off to a good start, but let’s be  honest— I’m only on day 3 of this New Year! As things pick up and life happens, I’m sure I’ll be in…. THE  DRIVE-THRU, so let’s take a look at a personal favorite Chick-fil-a and discover better choices.  Chick-fil-A is a popular fast food restaurant known for its chicken sandwiches. Aside from chicken  sandwiches, you’ll also find a selection of...

Georgetown Community Hospital Earns Accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic surgery from SRCGeorgetown, KY – (December 29, 2021) – Georgetown Community Hospital recently achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery, recognized for providing the highest quality of care and patient safety by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). Status as an accredited facility means that Georgetown Community Hospital has met nationally recognized standards. Not all surgeons seek accreditation and not all that undergo the rigorous requirements and inspection process are granted accreditation.Surgeon of Excellence in Robotic Surgery: Eric Smith, DORobotic Care Specialists: David Hoffman and Brad...

Winter is coming. It’s a sad but definite reality. Along with the cold temperatures and disappearance of sunshine, come the winter blues. This is a real phenomenon for EVERYONE, it just hits certain people harder than others. You’ve got all kinds of great momentum built up and we want to make sure that we don’t lose out on our progress in the winter… so what can we do??One solution is LIGHT. That’s right, the seemingly small detail of less sunlight actually is a HUGE deal to all of us. To combat this, technology gives us the infrared light. This light...

Every year at Christmas it shows up. It is a popular gift around the holidays that — let’s face it — most of us dread receiving. The dense cake is filled with sugar-soaked fruit that makes for an overly sweet, hard bite. The historic Christmas cake, inherited from the British and wedding cake of both Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, is actually edible for up to 25 years after it’s made. Shockingly, this doesn’t make it more appealing. But love it or hate it, fruitcake never goes away. What’s the story behind this sturdy seasonal dessert?What’s in it?It’s not just...

One of my favorite family traditions is baking homemade cookies with my daughter and putting them out for Santa onChristmas Eve. Of course, we have to sample the cookies to make sure they are yummy and won’t disappoint the big man. Theaverage sugar cookie has about 220 calories for a medium size cookie and if it has frosting, the calories are even higher. And who canstop at just one cookie? So what are some things parents can do with their children to keep the tradition alive, while sharing healthyhabits as well?Use homemade cookies over store boughto Store bought cookies tend...

Nutritious, easy to grow, and with an exceptionally long life span (if stored properly, some can last months), root vegetables are packed with healthy carbs and starches that provide energy. Research on sweet potatoes suggests that this root veggie may contribute to preventing diabetes, obesity, cancer, and other health conditions thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, and antimicrobial properties. As a bonus, root veggies including sweet potatoes are also gluten-free, making a great dietary alternative for those with celiac disease, or other gluten intolerances.The sweet potato is a high-carbohydrate, low-fat, and fiber-rich food. Many nutritionists value their high beta carotene (a...