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The 411 on Dr. Hodges Menu

The menu is a combination of a week’s worth of meals I have had in the past. My calorie goal is: 300 cal per meal 1000 cal per day I have a macro ratio goal of: protein 40%, carbohydrate 30%, fat 30%. However, I realize (after looking this menu over), my protein and carb macros … Continue reading The 411 on Dr. Hodges Menu

Reading Nutritional Labels

AN IMPORTANT STEP IN WEIGHT LOSS SUCCESS Research has shown that when you log the foods that you eat, patients have a greater chance of keeping off all the weight that they have lost. However, if you have never paid attention to the content of the foods that you eat, how are you to know … Continue reading Reading Nutritional Labels

Losing Weight with Revision Surgery

Since 2011, I have been working as a bariatric surgeon.  Over this time, I have found that my patients are not seeking solutions exclusive to their weight.  I am equally invested in addressing their overall heath. Moreover, it is not uncommon to see patients who have already undergone a bariatric procedure and need help addressing … Continue reading Losing Weight with Revision Surgery

How to Achieve Long Term Success with Weight Loss Surgery

According to the CDC, in 2015-2016, 93.3 million US adults (that’s roughly 40% of the US population) was considered obese (BMI of 30 or more). Because of the tremendous health issues and costs associated with obesity, the field of bariatrics has grown immensely. The American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) is the main … Continue reading How to Achieve Long Term Success with Weight Loss Surgery

The Power of Protein

Any patient undergoing bariatric surgery will discuss the need for vitamin and protein supplementation after surgery. In fact, I have a lot of patients who have misconceptions as to why they need it and what happens if they don’t take it. If patients know why protein is so important and can find ways to incorporate … Continue reading The Power of Protein

The Connection of Cortisol, Depression, Weight Gain and Anxiety

Americans today are more stressed than ever. We face stress at work, home, in our relationships and even from lack of sleep. Unfortunately, we are finding that chronic stress is causing a serious impact on our lives and our health. We now know that chronic stress can lead to: High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and … Continue reading The Connection of Cortisol, Depression, Weight Gain and Anxiety

Why Do Patients Struggle With Maintaining Weight Loss Following Weight Loss Surgery

Collins Hodges, PsyD, LP As both a clinical psychologist and a bariatric patient, I am intimately familiar with the struggle to lose weight. We have spent hundreds of dollars on diets, only to end up right where we started. Unfortunately, we likely will wallow in the pit of self-doubt and self-criticism as we try to … Continue reading Why Do Patients Struggle With Maintaining Weight Loss Following Weight Loss Surgery

Managing Problems And Thoughts

By: Collins Hodges, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Managing problems Fortunately, obese patients are able to work through daily decision-making processes with very little or not subjective distress. Most situations requiring a solution demand a fairly straightforward and common-sense approach to problem solving. When not overly stressed, finding ways to deal with issues unfolds in a … Continue reading Managing Problems And Thoughts

How to Manage Night-Time Snacking

By: Collins Hodges, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist Raise your hand if you struggle with food cravings late at night? I imagine there are a lot of raised hands out there. Night-time snacking is one of the most common difficulties bariatric patients have in managing caloric intake. There are a variety of reasons why people … Continue reading How to Manage Night-Time Snacking

 

Bariatric Support Group

Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

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