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#61 Bariatric Nutrition Q & A #3: Your Questions Answered

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Mohsen asks: I  have chocolates and ice cream sweetened with Stevia or Monk fruit. Is Stevia low GI and will it cause dumping? Or should it be avoided all together? Today, we’ll answer the questions on your mind.

Hi, I’m registered dietitian nutritionist Dr. Susan Mitchell. You’re listening to the Bariatric Surgery Success podcast episode number 61. Most of my career I’ve worked in some type of media, particularly radio where I did morning drive nutrition spots for over 18 years. That’s what lead me to start podcasting and ultimately to you. I created Bariatric Surgery Success to provide you with life-changing information based on science along with simple strategies and tools to help you be successful in your transformation and your entire journey. So happy you’ve connected with me. You’re in the right place and I’m glad you’re listening.

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This week joining me via Skype is bariatric dietitian Isabel Maples. If you’re in the private facebook group, you might have seen her comments as she shares her expertise. Isabel is a registered dietitian and bariatric coordinator with Fauquier Health in Warrenton Virginia. She helps her patients navigate the weight loss surgery process to maximize success. Her focus is to help you relearn body cues for hunger/satiety, tame trigger foods, and discover the joy of movement.

Guest: Bariatric Dietitian Isabel Maples, RD

Fauquier Health Weight Loss Surgery

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Welcome Isabel! Thanks for joining me today.

Lots of good questions today starting with first one: I started running, using the Couch Potato to 5k Program!  I'm on week 2 and I find that the last few times I finished my run, I am EXHAUSTED! I’ve been sleeping well. I drink plenty of fluids. I have a protein drink before I go and then I eat lunch about an hour after I get home. I drink plenty of water in the afternoon.

What am I missing? Is it my nutrition? Do you have any advice on what I should I eat before and after I run?

Q2: I have a question about portion. I’m 4 weeks post surgery and have lost around 14 kg's or almost 31 pounds since the surgery which I’m very happy about. I expected to not be able to eat more than 1/2 cup, however, I found that If I chew my food well ( during the minced diet) I could easily eat 1 full cup. Is this normal?

Q3: Mohsen wants to know: I have a question regarding Stevia. I  have chocolates and ice cream sweetened with Stevia or Monk fruit. Is Stevia low GI and will it cause dumping? Or should it be avoided all together?

Any last thoughts Isabel?

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