Weight Management

Perhaps you have been diagnosed with a weight related medical condition or maybe you want to create some healthier habits. No matter the reason, we are glad you have joined us. The Weight Management page has tips, recipes and information from Mayo Clinic experts to help you create a healthier lifestyle. And if weight loss in one of your goals, you can learn more about options available to support your journey, including lifestyle changes, medication, procedures or surgery.

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Jan 4, 2021

From New Year’s Resolutions to a New Perspective in 2021

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Angie Murad, RDN, LD. Angie is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight management. Making New Year’s resolutions can feel almost like a reset button to find new motivation to make a change in diet or exercise habits to help lose weight. Now more than ever [...]
From New Year’s Resolutions to a New Perspective in 2021
Dec 23, 2020

What to Expect in the First Month after Bariatric Surgery

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Michelle Benish, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.. Michelle is a nurse practitioner for the bariatric surgery practice in Rochester, Minnesota. Hospital stay and hydration Following bariatric surgery, patients are typically in the hospital 1-2 nights. Patients are discharged home once they are able to tolerate clear [...]
What to Expect in the First Month after Bariatric Surgery
Dec 9, 2020

Key Points when Reading Nutrition Labels

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Written by Brosnan Rhodes, Mayo Clinic Dietetic Intern One of the earliest daunting steps towards better health literacy is being able to read a food label. With so many numbers and percentages listed, and no frame of reference, it can be very difficult to know if you’re making [...]
Key Points when Reading Nutrition Labels
Dec 2, 2020

Home-style Turkey Soup

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
Don’t throw away that turkey carcass! This turkey soup utilizes not only the carcass, but any leftover turkey meat you may have in the refrigerator as well. If handling the carcass makes you a little queasy, feel free to simply utilize the other broth ingredients. Number of servings: [...]
Home-style Turkey Soup
Nov 25, 2020

Starting an Exercise Program

By Tara Schmidt, RDN, LD @taraschmidt
The following was written by a Mayo Clinic patient who has undergone bariatric surgery. They wished to remain anonymous upon posting.   When thinking about starting an exercise program, the experts always tell us to start small.  Well let me tell you just how small “small” was for me.  [...]
Starting an Exercise Program

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