13 January 2021


Section 19: Further reading and additional resources


We have compiled a comprehensive list of resources that you might find useful for additional support 

 

Websites 

https://bandboozled.co.uk/  An online weight loss surgery hub for patients who have had weight loss surgery, Bandboozled provides support from dietitians, nurses, CBT therapists and fitness advisors and includes recipes, meal plans and helpful tips. Bariatric plates, bowls and cutlery are also available. Transform Hospital Group bariatric surgery patients are entitled to 12 months’ free membership – simply email [email protected] to obtain your login details. 

https://baricolbariatrics.com/  Provides supportive information for patients on the Baricol Complete Multivitamin and Mineral supplement. See Supplements and blood tests. 

https://www.carbsandcals.com/ - Educatesassists and supports patients to allow them to make informed choices about carbohydrate and calories. Its easy to understand pictorial method of assessing carbohydrates and calories and food swap suggestions make it accessible to everyone. A range of books, very low calorie meal plans, flash cards, apps and recipes are also available from this website. 

https://www.bariatriccookery.com/ Provides supportive information for bariatric patients about surgery, and includes recipes and meal ideas for the different post-operative stages. They also sell a couple of cookbooks – Return To Slender and Return 2 Slender: Second Helpings. 

 

Cutlery and plates 

Bariatric plates and cutlery are available from BandBoozled. 

Insulated food bowls/plates which keep meals warm can be helpful for patients who complain of not enjoying their food as it has gone cold 

Examples: 

https://www.nrshealthcare.co.uk/eating-drinking-aids/keep-warm-bowls-plates-mugs/soft-grip-keep-warm-thermo-plate?fee=19&fep=1562&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItJem_Pit6QIVS7TtCh2E-gZzEAQYBSABEgIqZvD_BwE#230=2073 

https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/eating-aids/dishes/keep-warm-dish-view-large?gclid=EAIaIQobChMItJem_Pit6QIVS7TtCh2E-gZzEAQYAyABEgKIWfD_BwE 

 

Counselling and psychological support 

See Psychological support. 

 

Apps 

App

Apple

Android

Eating technique

Bariatric Meal Timer

Yes

 

Baritastic

Yes

Yes

Baribuddy

Yes

 

Time Your Bites

 

Yes

Meditation/mindfulness

10% Happier

Yes

Yes

Head Space

Yes

Yes

Emotional eating

Am I Hungry?

Yes

Yes

Before I Eat

Yes

 

Mindful eating

In The Moment

Yes

Yes

Drinking more water

 

 

Waterlogged

Yes

Yes

Healthy eating / food tracking

Fooducate

(helps you to make healthier choices by scanning product barcodes)

Yes

 

My Diet Coach

Yes

Yes

MyFitnessPal

Yes

Yes

Carbs and Cals

Yes

Yes

Change4Life food & drink scanner

Yes

Yes

 

Books

Alexander, C.L. (2009) The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After bariatric Surgery

Bailey, A (2014) The Weight Escape

Bowen, C (2010) Return to Slender

Bowen, C (2010) Return 2 Slender: Second Helpings

Bowen, C (2019) The Bariatric Bible

Furtado and Schultz (2007) Recipes for Life after Weight Loss Surgery

Gauntlett-Gilbert, J & Grace, C. (2009) Overcoming weight problems: A self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques.

Marina S Kurian (2005) Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies

Miller Kabala, Tanie (Dr). (2015) The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion

Nutrition and Diet Resources (2015) Recipes for Life: Before and After a Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass.  Only available from https://www.ndr-uk.org/item/212/BariatricSurgery/Recipes-for-Life.html.  Please note that you will need to state the name of your dietitian in the notes field on the checkout page when ordering this.

Ratcliffe, D (2018) Living with Bariatric Surgery: Managing Your Mind and Your Weight

Wansink, B. (2007) Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think. Information available at www.mindlesseating.org

 

Free useful resources 

British Dietetic Association Food Facts

These are a great way of getting an easy-to-understand evidence-based summary on a particular topic, but none can take the place of a consultation with a dietitian.

A few that can be particularly useful are:

https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/detox-diets.html

https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/weight-loss.html

https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/food-labelling-nutrition-information.html

https://www.bda.uk.com/resource/food-facts-food-and-mood.html

 

Others

“Eat More, Lose Weight” from the British Nutrition Foundation https://www.nutrition.org.uk/attachments/414_Eat%20more,%20lose%20weight%20-%20May%202010.pdf

British Heart Foundation labelling guide https://www.bhf.org.uk/~/media/files/publications/healthy-eating-and-drinking/bhf_foodlabelguide_onlineversion1.pdf

“Facts Not Fads - Your Simple Guide to Healthy Weight Loss” from the British Heart Foundation

https://www.bhf.org.uk/~/media/files/publications/healthy-eating-and-drinking/m2_facts_not_fads_weightv2.pdf

“Eat Better to Reduce Your Risk of Heart and Circulatory Diseases” from the British Heart Foundation https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/publications/healthy-eating-and-drinking/eat-better

 

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