Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with over 9 years of professional experience in the Bariatric industry. She served as the Council on Practice chair for the Philadelphia Dietetic Association 2015-2017. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from La Salle University and Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Drexel University. She holds Adult Weight Management Certificates In-Training Level 1 and 2 from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Sam has also been a guest speaker at international conferences and is working on authoring several book chapters for an international publication.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD February 9th, 2024
Life after bariatric surgery involves more than just physical changes; it entails navigating a new social landscape. Read our tips on how to navigate your social life after bariatric surgery with confidence.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD February 6th, 2024
This bariatric friendly Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is a creamy dip that's packed with protein and fiber. Pair with crunchy veggies or whole grain crackers for a nutritious snack!
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD January 11th, 2024
Vitamin supplements can play a crucial role in maintaining optimal health and boosting immune system function during the winter season. In this blog post, we'll explore the importance of vitamin supplements in cold weather months.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD November 15th, 2023
Celebrating the holidays can be stressful after bariatric surgery. See our tips on how to navigate the holiday table with ease.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD November 8th, 2023
Calcium and iron both play vital roles in the human body. However, it is recommended that these vital minerals should not be taken together.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD October 27th, 2023
Behind every great football game, there is an even better tailgate. See our healthy game day recipes that are guilt free and easy to enjoy!
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD August 16th, 2023
Adjusting to a new dietary lifestyle for weight loss success can seem hard. Learn how taking a mindful approach to consuming carbs after bariatric surgery can lead to positive outcomes.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD July 26th, 2023
Learn about how anatomical changes that occur to the gastrointestinal tract after WLS have significant impact on your nutritional needs before, during, and after bariatric surgery.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD June 28th, 2023
Discover the secrets to successful eating out after bariatric surgery. From navigating menus to making healthier choices, learn how to enjoy dining out while staying on track with your weight loss journey.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD June 14th, 2023
Research shows that after bariatric surgery, your body may not absorb all the required nutrients needed. A vitamin protocol that has been developed specifically for bariatric patients will help prevent deficiencies. See our complete list of the best bariatric vitamins and supplements that will ensure your long term success.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD June 7th, 2023
Discover the impact of carbonation and caffeine after bariatric surgery and how they can potentially hinder your weight loss progress. Inside, we explore the reasons why these substances should be consumed in moderation and provide helpful tips on finding alternative beverage choices for optimal post-surgery health.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD May 31st, 2023
Discover a variety of high protein bariatric snack ideas that are both satisfying and nutritious. From brownies and shakes to Greek yogurt and veggies with hummus, this article explores tasty options to keep you feeling full and energized throughout the day, making your weight loss journey even more enjoyable.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD April 26th, 2023
Weight regain is a long term complication after bariatric surgery. This common occurrence does not have to mean failed weight loss. We give you our tips and tricks on how to get back on track and stay there.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD April 5th, 2023
Consuming enough protein each day can be a challenge no matter who you are. But it’s an exceptional challenge when you are post-bariatric surgery. It is typically recommended to consume 60-100 grams of protein each day following weight loss surgery1....
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD March 30th, 2023
Weight loss surgery can result in significant changes to the body, including changes to the skin and other connective tissues. Collagen, a protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin, can be particularly affected by bariatric surgery. Learn all about Collagen & see 2 easy recipes to get more of it.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD March 8th, 2023
Inside we give you our suggestions for bariatric friendly restaurants, as well as a few tips to help you make the right choices at each place to keep you on track for success.
Samantha Stavola MHA, RDN, LD March 1st, 2023
Do you make an attempt every year at goal setting, only to find you fall short? We'll help you learn to set realistic goals during your bariatric journey and why setting goals is so important for your health.